PH lags in skills ranking report; reforms to boost competitiveness needed

Following the release of a report which showed the Philippines lagging behind its East and Southeast Asian peers in terms of skills, Senator Win Gatchalian pressed the urgency of implementing reforms to boost Filipinos’ competitiveness.   Out of 100 countries, the Philippines placed 99 in online learning platform Coursera’s 2023 Global Skills Report, which ranks […]

Back-to-school campaign to increase enrollment in BARMM

Senator Win Gatchalian is proposing an enhanced back- to-school program in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) to address enrollment woes in the region.   Gatchalian lamented the low cohort survival rate in the region. Based on data from the Department of Education (DepEd) and analysis from the senator’s office, only 17 out […]

IRR of Excellence in Teacher Education Act signed

Following the signing of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Excellence in Teacher Education Act (Republic Act No. 11713), Senator Win Gatchalian urged the government to ensure the law’s full implementation so that teachers can receive quality education and training.   The Excellence in Teacher Education Act, which Gatchalian authored and sponsored, revamps […]

Push for basic education’s digital transformation amid ICT Month

Amid the nationwide celebration of the National Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Month, Senator Win Gatchalian continues his push for the digital transformation of the country’s basic education sector.   Gatchalian outlined his proposal in the Digital Transformation of Basic Education Act (Senate Bill No. 383), which aligns with the mandate of Republic Act No. […]

Stronger intervention programs for struggling students

Following the release of a report that flagged ‘mass promotion’ in basic education schools, Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Department of Education (DepEd) to implement effective intervention programs to help struggling learners catch up.   In its State of Education Report, advocacy group Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) flagged how mass promotion in schools leads […]

National impact evaluation of mother tongue policy needed

Senator Win Gatchalian is seeking a national impact evaluation of the Mother-Tongue Based Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE), ten years after the K to 12 Law mandated the policy’s implementation.   In a privilege speech, Gatchalian lamented that there has been no national impact evaluation after a decade of implementing the MTB-MLE. According to Gatchalian, the national […]

Stronger parental involvement in education sought

Amid the celebration of the Global Day of Parents, Senator Win Gatchalian is seeking the full enforcement of the Parent Effectiveness Service Act (Republic Act No. 11908) to strengthen parents’ involvement in education.   The Parent Effectiveness Service Act, which Gatchalian authored and co-sponsored, establishes the Parent Effectiveness Service (PES) Program to strengthen the knowledge […]

On Mother Tongue policy review: Listen to teachers

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Department of Education (DepEd) to listen to teachers amid ongoing efforts to review the implementation of the Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE).   “Listen to our teachers, our supervisors, superintendents, and principals. They’re our soldiers on the ground. Makinig tayo sa kanila,” Gatchalian said. The lawmaker cited his observations […]