Despite the enactment of Republic Act No. 10968 or the Philippine Qualifications Framework (PQF) Act to make Filipinos more competitive and employable, a strategic plan for its implementation is yet to be implemented.
Senator Win Gatchalian has called on the Department of Energy (DOE), Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), Meralco and San Miguel Corp. (SMC) to ensure a steady supply of electricity amid a temporary restraining order issued by the Court of Appeals (CA) versus a recent ERC decision denying a joint petition of Meralco and SMC-owned South Premiere Power Corp. (SPPC) and San Miguel Energy Corp. (SMEC) for temporary relief from high level of fuel prices.
Amid the celebration of National Book Week from November 24-30, Senator Win Gatchalian pressed the need for programs and interventions that would improve Filipino learners’ proficiency in reading.
Senator Win Gatchalian is seeking a Senate inquiry on strengthening the complementary roles of public and private schools to achieve the country’s national objectives and sustainable development goals in education.
Senator Win Gatchalian warned unscrupulous individuals and groups sending text scams and phishing messages that their days are numbered as the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Registration Law is being fast-tracked for its immediate implementation.
Five years after the enactment of the Free Internet Access in Public Places Act (Republic Act No. 10929), only 1.8% of public schools nationwide have access to free public Wi-Fi.