Following the Senate’s third and final reading approval of the Basic Education Mental Health and Well-Being Promotion Act (Senate Bill No. 2200), Senator Win Gatchalian hailed a significant step forward in addressing what he called a pandemic of mental health woes.
To address the learning loss resulting from the COVID-19 school closures, Senator Win Gatchalian wants to ensure that the learning recovery plan is included in the Department of Education’s (DepEd) budget for fiscal year 2024.
Senator Win Gatchalian is eyeing the implementation of a universal meal program to address Filipino school children’s nutrition problems such as stunting, wasting, and undernutrition.
Amid calls to review the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education (Republic Act No. 10931) or the free higher education law, Senator Win Gatchalian seeks the expansion of State Universities and Colleges’ (SUCs) capacity so that more qualified students can receive free college education.
Senator Win Gatchalian said a proposed measure that would lower the compulsory and optional retirement age for government personnel should entail a careful analysis of how to make the scheme sustainable as majority of public workers are deemed supportive of the proposal.
A Pulse Asia survey has revealed that only four out of 10 Filipinos are satisfied with the senior high school program.
Ahead of the Senate deliberations of the Department of Education’s (DepEd) proposed 2024 budget, Senator Win Gatchalian said he will raise the recurring issues on the hiring of teachers.
As public schools open for Academic Year (AY) 2023-2024, Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Department of Education (DepEd) to maintain focus on learning recovery and preparations for the 2024 rollout of the K to 10 MATATAG curriculum.
To help boost the employability of senior high school graduates who took the technical-vocational-livelihood (TVL) track, Senator Win Gatchalian proposes the allocation of funding for their certifications under the 2024 national budget.