Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for the institutionalization of the Alternative Learning System (ALS), the Department of Education’s parallel learning system to the existing formal education system. According to the lawmaker, it is crucial for the program to reach 24 million Filipino adults aged 15 and above who have not completed basic education.
Senator Win Gatchalian is urging all stakeholders to sustain their support for Filipino athletes as the Philippines claimed an overall championship finish at the 30th SEA Games.
The results of a global survey where the Philippines ranked lowest in Reading Comprehension and ranked second to the lowest in both Math and Science are no surprise to Senator Win Gatchalian.
Senator Win Gatchalian said that the New Clark City Sports Complex will not be a waste after the staging of the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the country, while seeking to establish a national high school fully dedicated to Philippine sports that will later use these facilities.
Senator Win Gatchalian wants to make an Economics and Personal Finance (EPF) course mandatory in all levels, a move that can boost financial literacy nationwide.
Senator Win Gatchalian said he will propose amendments to address the 14 billion peso-budget shortfall to cover all 1.29 million learners under the Senior High School Voucher Program (SHS VP) for 2020.
Senator Win Gatchalian is eyeing the institutionalized increase of the annual teaching supplies allowance from ₱3,500 to 5,000, a measure that would spare about 840,000 public school teachers from shelling out more money for classroom activities.
Senator Win Gatchalian will convene a joint congressional oversight committee by January next year to review the K-12 program which, according to the lawmaker, is vital to ensure that it’s meeting its objectives to boost Filipinos’ competitiveness and readiness to join the workforce.
Senator Win Gatchalian urges the Department of Education (DepEd) to make responsible social media use a key component in mental health programs for schools, noting that increased smartphone and social media use has been linked to depression and anxiety among children and adolescents.