- 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”
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.
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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.
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.
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