Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to partner with the Department of Transportation (DOTr) in institutionalizing courses aimed at creating a competent workforce to manage the country’s mass rail transit systems.
Senator Win Gatchalian called on the Department of Education (DepEd) to work with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to strengthen job placement mechanisms for senior high school graduates who wish to enter the workforce immediately upon graduation.
During the Rise for Education Alliance's Gathering for Education Forum, Senator Win Gatchalian clarified that the “opt-out” provision of RA 10931, otherwise known as the Universal Access to Tertiary Education Act, is purely voluntarily, and that students should not be forced to opt-out of the full tuition and other fees subsidy for any reason.
Senator Win Gatchalian is calling on the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to ensure strict compliance with rules and regulations regarding the utilization of tuition and other school fees as it prepares to consider the applications of hundreds of private higher educational institutions (HEIs) hoping to impose fee hikes.
Senator Win Gatchalian expressed his gratitude to the Department of Education (DepEd) for throwing its full support behind his measure, the Human Trafficking Preventive Education Program Act (Senate Bill No. 992), which aims to protect the youth from becoming victims of human trafficking.
Senator Win Gatchalian is calling on the Department of Education (DepEd) to prioritize digital literacy programs in schools to produce digital-savvy graduates who will be equipped with the skills necessary to succeed in the modern world.
Senator Win Gatchalian is calling on the Department of Education (DepEd) to make institutional reforms to solve the perennial issue of delays in the delivery of performance-based bonuses of public school teachers — a problem of DepEd since school year 2012-2013.
Senator Win Gatchalian said that increasing the salaries of public school teachers should be a top priority of the government as it begins the process of crafting the 2019 budget.
The senator explained that module-based ALS lessons would be a perfect complement to drug rehab programs because they can be tailored to fit around the schedule of medical treatments and other anti-addiction activities.