Senator Win Gatchalian has proposed the creation of a line item for mental health programs under the Department of Education (DepEd), which will have a corresponding budget of P160 million for 2024.
The Senate Committee on Finance has accepted Senator Win Gatchalian’s proposal for the government to fund the certification of Grade 12 learners under the technical-vocational-livelihood (TVL) track. This, he said, aims to improve the employment prospects of these learners.
To support the realization of the Department of Education (DepEd) Digital Education 2028 or DepEd Digi-Ed, Senator Win Gatchalian said he will pursue his proposal for the digital transformation of the basic education sector.
A Pulse Asia survey commissioned by Senator Win Gatchalian revealed that 98% of Filipinos favor free tuition in public universities.
Senator Win Gatchalian has filed a bill that seeks to improve the governance and quality of education in local universities and colleges (LUCs), which are higher educational institutions that are being run by local government units.
Senator Win Gatchalian plans to file a bill that seeks to create an independent agency or body for testing and evaluation to properly measure and improve learner outcomes.
Senator Win Gatchalian reiterated his call to the Teacher Education Council (TEC) to ensure that teacher education and training are aligned to the K to 10 MATATAG curriculum.
Senator Win Gatchalian underscored the imperative role of schools in safeguarding students from the perils of hazing, emphasizing the legal obligation for educational institutions to take proactive measures.
The Senate Committee on Basic Education will conduct an inquiry on the MATATAG K to 10 curriculum to assess the Department of Education’s (DepEd) readiness for its rollout, Senator Win Gatchalian said.