Senator Christopher “Bong” Go vowed to support and pursue measures that would strengthen the education sector and promote the best interest and welfare of students and teachers during the thanksgiving tribute organized by the Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations of the Philippines (COCOPEA) for the authors of the Proprietary Educational Institutions Tax Act.
On Thursday, January 20, Go virtually joined the other authors and sponsors of Republic Act No. 11635 as they were lauded for the passage of the measure that effectively reduces the tax rate of proprietary educational institutions to 1% of their taxable income until June 2023. It was signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on December 10 last year and significantly helped private schools and Filipino educators amid the pandemic. In his video message, Go acknowledged the challenges faced by the educational institutions during the pandemic and reiterated the need for stronger government support to ensure that the education sector continues to deliver quality education to Filipino students.