by Win Gatchalian on May, 20, 2021

Include teens in COVID-19 vaccination program

Senator Win Gatchalian hailed the government’s plans to include teenagers in the COVID-19 vaccination program, a move that the lawmaker says would boost the basic education sector’s return to normalcy and the safe reopening of schools.

by Win Gatchalian on May, 18, 2021

Improved Free Tuition Law implementation raised on Nat’l Higher Education Day

Amidst the nationwide celebration of the first ‘National Higher Education Day,’ Senator Win Gatchalian raised again the need to improve the implementation of the ‘Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act’ (Republic Act 10931) or the Free Tuition Law which will ensure continued education for 1.3 million students.

by Win Gatchalian on May, 17, 2021

Inquiry needed on gaps hounding Filipino Sign Language use for deaf education

While access to learning remains a challenge for learners and teachers with disabilities amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Senator Win Gatchalian is seeking an inquiry on the status of using the Filipino Sign Language (FSL) as the language of instruction of deaf education under the K to 12 basic education system.

by Win Gatchalian on May, 16, 2021

More vaccinations, less infections to boost confidence on safe schools reopening

To help boost public confidence on the resumption of face-to-face classes in low-risk areas, Senator Win Gatchalian said it is crucial to contain the spread of COVID-19 and inoculate more people against the virus.

by Win Gatchalian on May, 13, 2021

Improved skilling, training programs for youth needed in the post-COVID job market

To help spur the country’s recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and help address jobs-education mismatch, Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the government to improve the implementation of skilling and training programs to prepare the youth in meeting industry standards.

by Win Gatchalian on May, 9, 2021

Proposed AI research center lauded; K-12 graduates’ readiness needed for ‘Industry 4.0’

Senator Win Gatchalian hailed the proposed establishment of the National Center for AI Research (N-CAIR) under the recently launched artificial intelligence (AI) roadmap.

by Win Gatchalian on May, 6, 2021

Contact tracing woes put safe schools reopening in peril

Efforts to safely reopen schools for the resumption of limited face-to-face classes would be undermined if contact tracing woes are not immediately resolved, Senator Win Gatchalian flagged.

by Win Gatchalian on May, 4, 2021

Higher education budget for 2022 needed to recover from impact of COVID-19

Senator Win Gatchalian bats for the allocation of up to 6% of gross domestic product (GDP) for the overall budget of the education sector next year, the recommendation by the United Nations (UN) under the Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4), to help spur the sector’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

by Win Gatchalian on May, 3, 2021

On K-12 curriculum review: Address issues on mother tongue, ‘spiral progression approach’

While the Department of Education (DepEd) continues to review the basic education curriculum for 2022, Senator Win Gatchalian pointed out the need to address concerns on the implementation of the “spiral progression approach” and the Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE) policies mandated by the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013 or the K to 12 Law (Republic Act No. 10533).