- Senate President Tito Sotto wants to exempt public school teachers from paying taxes
- Sotto has filed a bill regarding this matter
- He also referred to school teachers as “modern day heroes”
PAY ATTENTION: Click "See First" under the "Following" tab to see KAMI news on your News Feed
Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III has recently filed a bill seeking to exempt public school teachers from paying income taxes.
KAMI learned that Senate Bill 241 aims to amend the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997.
PAY ATTENTION: Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org your personal story, along with related photos or videos, and get a chance to make an impact on other people’s lives! If your story gets chosen, our video team will make a special feature about it so that others can learn and be inspired by your journey.
In a report by the Philippine Star (author Cecille Suerte Felipe), Sotto referred to the teachers as “modern day heroes.”
“We recognize the inevitable fact that our teachers play a crucial and significant role. The future of our youth and nation lies in the nurturing hands of our teachers. We consider them as our modern day heroes,” Sotto said.
PAY ATTENTION: Using free basics app to access internet for free? Now you can read KAMI news there too. Use the search option to find us. Read KAMI news while saving your data!
The Senate President also said that the 18th Congress also wants to push for salary increases of public school teachers.
In a previous report by KAMI, President Rodrigo Duterte said during his 4th State of the Nation Address that the Congress should consider the Salary Standardization Law which aims to increase the pay of government employees, including teachers and nurses.
Enjoyed reading our story? Download KAMI's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major Filipino news!
KAMI presents to you a new and surprising experiment we did on the Internet: Live Chat With Random Strangers Sometimes Turns Weird! – on KAMI HumanMeter YouTube channel!