Priority measures to support PBBM education priorities

Senator Win Gatchalian cited his priority measures that will support the education priorities of the current administration.   In his State of the Nation Address (SONA), the President said that he is giving a careful review of the K to 12 system. Gatchalian has filed Proposed Senate Resolution No. 5, which seeks a Senate inquiry […]

Law creating EDCOM II signed; education reforms assured

Senator Win Gatchalian hailed a new law that seeks to create the Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM II), calling the development a significant step forward in addressing the country’s education crisis.   Republic Act No. 11899, which Gatchalian sponsored during the 18th Congress before lapsing into law last July 23, creates the EDCOM II […]

Poll results: 6 out of 10 in favor of mandatory ROTC in senior high school

Senator Win Gatchalian points to popular support nationwide on the proposed implementation of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Program in senior high school, citing the results of the latest Pulse Asia survey that 69% of Filipinos agree to the proposal.   More than 70% of respondents in the National Capital Region (71%) and the […]

Priority measures to address education crisis

Addressing the education crisis will be the focus of Senator Win Gatchalian’s priority measures under the 19th Congress.   Gatchalian, who will retain his chairmanship of the Basic Education, Arts and Culture Committee, has filed a Senate resolution which calls for an inquiry on the implementation of the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013 or […]

Bill on digital transformation of basic education sector filed

Senator Win Gatchalian has filed a bill that seeks to accelerate the digital transformation of the basic education sector, one of his 20 priority measures for the 19th Congress.   Under Gatchalian’s proposal, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) will accelerate the installation, deployment, and activation of free public Wi-Fi in all public […]

Growing dissatisfaction with K to 12 system; review needed

Growing dissatisfaction with the K to 12 system presses the urgency of conducting a review and formulating reforms, Senator Win Gatchalian said.   A Pulse Asia survey conducted on June 24-27 with 1,200 respondents revealed that 44% of adult respondents are dissatisfied with the program. This is 16 percentage points higher compared to the results […]

Lighter workload for teachers to focus on teaching duties

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the new administration to decongest the workload of public school teachers so they could focus on their teaching duties.   Gatchalian emphasized that decongesting the workload of teachers affects the quality and delivery of education to the country’s K to 12 learners. In 2019, the Philippine Institute for Development Studies […]

Poll confirms urgent call for the 100% resumption of face-to-face classes

A recent Pulse Asia Survey showed an overwhelming preference for children’s participation in face-to-face classes in the coming school year, a similar call that Senator Win Gatchalian has made over the past months.   For the chairman of the Senate Committee on Basic Education, Arts and Culture, this sends a signal to the government that […]