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BOOST EDUCATION SECTOR AMID COVID-19 — GATCHALIAN

As the nation marks National Disaster Resilience Month this July, Senator Win Gatchalian pressed the need to strengthen the capacity of the basic education sector to function in emergency situations, such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “Pinagdaraanan natin ngayon ang pinakamalaking sakuna na nararanasan sa buong mundo. Sa pagtataguyod natin ng new o better normal […]

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SENATE APPROVES BILL MOVING CLASS OPENING DATE DURING STATE OF CALAMITY – GATCHALIAN

The Senate has unanimously approved on third and final reading a bill that gives the President the authority to adjust the opening of classes during a state of calamity. Senate Bill 1541 seeks to amend Section 3 of Republic Act 7797, or “An Act to Lengthen the School Calendar from Two Hundred (200) Days to […]

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SENATE TO PROBE POOR PERFORMANCE OF PINOY STUDENTS IN GLOBAL STUDY – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian has filed a resolution seeking an inquiry into the state of basic education in the Philippines, especially in the context of the global survey 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA 2018). According to Gatchalian, the inquiry is not a mere post-mortem of the Filipino students’ dismal performance in the global study. […]

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INSTITUTIONALIZE ALTERNATIVE LEARNING SYSTEM – GATCHALIAN

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 Gatchalian, it is crucial for the program to reach 24 million Filipino adults aged 15 and above who have not completed basic education. The veteran legislator […]