Senator Win Gatchalian raised concerns over the employment status of child development workers (CDWs) in the Philippines, revealing that only 11% or 8,739 of the 78,893 CDWs nationwide hold permanent positions, according to data from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
Amid the lifting of the public health emergency on COVID-19 and looming weather disturbances, Senator Win Gatchalian has filed a resolution seeking an inquiry on the readiness of basic education institutions to conduct classes for School Year 2023-2024.
The enactment of the Academic Recovery and Accessible Learning (ARAL) Program (Senate Bill No. 1604), which Senator Win Gatchalian filed and sponsored, will be crucial in accelerating learning recovery, a top priority of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. 's education agenda.
Following the increase in the number of deaths by suicide in recent years, Senator Win Gatchalian has filed a resolution seeking a Senate inquiry into the implementation of the Mental Health Act (Republic Act No. 11036).
Citing the lack of studies on the use of mother tongue-based education in a multilingual setting prior to the policy’s implementation, Senator Win Gatchalian described the Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE) in the Philippines as an experiment.
Senator Win Gatchalian is seeking the stronger involvement of local government units (LGUs) in the implementation of early childhood care and development (ECCD) programs.
While the Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE) policy under the K to 12 Law mandates the use of learners’ first language as the medium of instruction for Grades 1 to 3, some schools end up using regional languages that children are unfamiliar with.
Senator Win Gatchalian is proposing to institutionalize the holding of local education summits at least once a year to discuss issues, reforms, and programs.
Amid on-going efforts to review the K to 12 program, Senator Win Gatchalian identified a challenge that the Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM II) should address: how to help the four out of 10 learners who enter Grade 1 but end up leaving school by Grade 10.