Bicam panel approves creation of EDCOM II; Gatchalian assures education reforms

The bicameral conference committee has approved the proposal to create the Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM II). For Senator Win Gatchalian, this is another step forward in pursuing reforms that will address the education crisis hounding the country.   The reconciled version of the measure settled the differences between Senate Bill No. 2485 and […]

Gatchalian hails landmark law on inclusive education for learners with disabilities

Senator Win Gatchalian hailed President Rodrigo Duterte’s signing of a landmark law, which would ensure accessible education and related services for learners with disabilities.   Republic Act No. 11650 titled “Instituting a Policy of Inclusion and Services for Learners with Disabilities in Support of Inclusive Education Act,” provides that all public and private schools shall […]

To LGUs: Give schools green light to hold face-to-face classes

Amid the continuous decrease of COVID-19 cases and the easing of pandemic-related restrictions nationwide, Senator Win Gatchalian is urging local government units (LGUs) to allow schools in their areas to conduct limited face-to-face classes.   Gatchalian, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Basic Education, Arts and Culture, has been pushing for the opening of all […]

Gatchalian bats for in-person graduation ceremonies

If political rallies are allowed, it’s time we also allow in-person graduation ceremonies. Senator Win Gatchalian made this call as the National Capital Region and 38 other areas shifted to Alert Level 1 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.   Gatchalian emphasized that for both parents and students, graduation ceremonies are once in a lifetime moments. Considering […]

Gatchalian on 4th National Vaccination Day: Mobilize schools for pediatric vaccination

With the government preparing for the fourth round of Bayanihan, Bakunahan or National Vaccination Day this coming March, Senator Win Gatchalian bats for the participation of schools and Department of Education (DepEd) field units to increase vaccination coverage in the pediatric population.   The re-electionist senator cited the crucial role of COVID-19 vaccination among learners […]

Gatchalian eyes more schools participating in face-to-face classes under Alert Level 1 in NCR

Placing the National Capital Region (NCR) under Alert Level 1 would pave the way for more schools participating in limited face-to-face classes, Senator Win Gatchalian said.   The re-electionist senator continues to push for the safe resumption of in-person learning, noting that the lack of face-to-face classes would cause what economic managers called education and […]

Gatchalian on education reforms: Improve quality of public schools, teacher education

Re-electionist Senator Win Gatchalian said he will continue to push for improving the quality of public schools, where almost 90% of the country’s learners are enrolled.   For School Year 2021-2022, there are 27.41 million learners in the basic education sector, more than 24 million or 88% of which are in public schools. There are […]

Gatchalian on education recovery: Adequate support needed for marginalized learners

In fostering the recovery of the education sector from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, re-electionist Senator Win Gatchalian vowed to seek adequate support for the country’s marginalized learners.   Gatchalian pointed out that enrollment among learners with disabilities and Alternative Learning System (ALS) learners are yet to return to pre-pandemic levels. For the chairman […]