Gatchalian wants students from low-income households prioritized for college subsidies

Senator Win Gatchalian wants students from low-income households, including those listed under Listahanan 2.0, to be prioritized as beneficiaries of the Tertiary Education Subsidy (TES) under the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act (Republic Act No. 10931) or the free higher education law. Listahanan is an information management system that identifies who and where […]

Gatchalian seeks P1.9 billion for hiring of non-teaching personnel

Senator Win Gatchalian is proposing the allocation of P1.9 billion for the hiring of non-teaching personnel, which will help decongest teachers’ workload and improve the quality of their teaching.   “We recommended an allocation of P1.9 billion, I know it’s a substantial amount to hire 5,000 administrative officers and 3,000 project development officers to help […]

Gatchalian: Senate panel hikes budget for nationwide literacy, education survey

The Senate Committee on Finance has accepted Senator Win Gatchalian’s proposal to increase the budget for the implementation of the Functional Literacy, Education, and Mass Media Survey (FLEMMS). The FLEMMS is a nationwide household-based survey that gathers information on basic and functional literacy rates, and educational skills qualifications.   Under the Senate finance panel’s committee […]

Gatchalian proposes P160 million to combat mental health crisis in schools

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.   Gatchalian pointed out that despite the alarming prevalence of bullying in the country’s schools and the number of learners who attempted or […]

Gatchalian proposes funding for certification of tech-voc senior high school graduates

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.   Gatchalian, Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Basic Education, proposed the allocation of P438.16 million […]

Gatchalian: Poll shows 98% of Filipinos support free tuition in public universities

A Pulse Asia survey commissioned by Senator Win Gatchalian revealed that 98% of Filipinos favor free tuition in public universities.   This support extends across all economic classes: 99% in Classes ABC, 97% in Class D, and 100% in Class E; as well as across geographic regions such as the National Capital Region (NCR) at […]

Gatchalian bill seeks to improve governance, raise the quality of education in LUCs

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.   “Mahalaga ang papel ng ating mga LUCs sa pagbibigay ng abot-kayang edukasyon sa ating mga kababayan at sa […]

Gatchalian mulls bill creating independent body for education assessment

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.   “If you think about it, the Department of Education (DepEd) formulates and delivers the curriculum, formulates the assessment, analyzes the data, and based on the findings, […]