Senator Win Gatchalian has filed a bill to help address the mismatch between the skills of K to 12 graduates and the demands of the labor market.
To improve the harmonization of policies between the three education sub-sectors of the country, Senator Win Gatchalian has refiled a bill that seeks to create the National Education Council (NEDCO).
Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Education (DepEd) to step up efforts on raising the youth’s awareness on the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
To meet the country’s demand for civil engineers amidst a projected boom in the country’s private construction industry, Senator Win Gatchalian pressed the need to entice more students to take up the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) strand in senior high school.
The Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM II) will study challenges hounding the K to 12 curriculum, including the implementation of the Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE) and the spiral progression approach, Senator Win Gatchalian said.
Aside from sustaining the effort to curb teenage pregnancy through effective reproductive health education, Senator Win Gatchalian pressed that it is equally important for the government to support the reintegration of adolescent mothers to the education system.
Following the Senate’s third and final reading approval of the Academic Recovery and Accessible Learning (ARAL) Program Act (Senate Bill No. 1604), learners nationwide will soon have access to well-systematized tutorial sessions and well-designed intervention plans that will address pandemic-related learning loss, Senator Win Gatchalian said.
Though local government units have been seeking additional support for education funding, Senator Win Gatchalian flagged that the utilization of the Special Education Fund (SEF) remains low.
While Vice President and Secretary of Education Sara Duterte said she is looking forward to partnering with the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) to solve teachers’ loan obligations and contracts, Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for the passage of a measure that prohibits unfair and abusive debt collection practices.