Go honors educators as modern day heroes

Philippine Tribune
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The Philippine Star

October 8, 2023 | 12:00am

Sen. Bong Go attends the Teachers’s Day celebration at the Ynares Sports Complex in Antipolo City on Thursday

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MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Bong Go, a member of the Senate committee on basic education and an adopted son of Calabarzon, attended the celebration of Teachers’ Day at the Ynares Sports Complex in Antipolo, Rizal on Thursday.

“Ang dapat po nating pasalamatan ngayong araw na ito at bigyan po ng pagpupugay ay ang atin pong mga teachers… Kayo po ang isa sa mga heroes ng pandemya. Noong panahon ng pandemya, panahon po iyon na nag-a-adjust kayo sa distance learning hanggang pabalik sa face-to-face learning,” Go said. “Napakalaki ng challenges na pinagdaanan nyo.”

Gov. Nina Ricci Ynares, Mayor Casimiro Ynares and Vice Mayor Josefina Gatlabayan also attended the event.

Go provided gift packs to 5,902 teacher and non-teaching staff. He also gave away shirts, bicycles, mobile phones, shoes and balls for basketball and volleyball to select recipients.

“Sa ating mga guro, Happy Teachers’ month, Happy Teachers’ Day. Lubos po ang aking saludo sa ating mga guro sa araw na ito at sila po’y mga heroes din po natin sa panahon ng pandemya,” he said.

Go is the co-author and co-sponsor of Senate Bill No. 1964 or the proposed Kabalikat sa Pagtuturo Act, which seeks to establish a system for providing teaching allowances to public school teachers. The bill was approved on third and final reading in May.

In 2019, Go authored and co-sponsored RA 11466 or the Salary Standardization Law 5. The measure gives civilian government employees, including public school teachers, another round of salary increases to be given in tranches.

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