(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 19 July 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 135 km West Southwest of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro (13.1°N, 120.0°E). Meanwhile, another LPA was estimated based on all available data at 880 km East of Eastern Visayas (11.1°N, 133.8°E). 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to Southwest Monsoon. Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to Moderate winds coming from Southwest to Southeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.5 meters).

Tuesday, August 10, 2021


Senator Richard J. Gordon, co-author of Senate Bill No. 2272 or An Act Amending Section 27 (B) of the National Internal Revenue Code, pushed for the immediate passage of the measure to guarantee stability of the country’s education and to help private learning institutions survive during the pandemic.

Sen. Gordon

“We support the urgent enactment of the bill as we realize the fundamental role of education as an element of social and economic development. We must ensure that the education sector is stable especially now that we currently face a health crisis to avert long-term disruptions of the education system,” he said.

Gordon stressed that the 25% tax rate imposed on Proprietary Educational Institutions will make many private schools at risk of closure as they are struggling with their financial condition since last year because of COVID-19.

“We want to help them recover from their financial downturn that’s why under the CREATE Law, we reduced the 10% special tax rate imposed on proprietary educational institutions to 1% until June 30, 2023,” Gordon said.

“The current health crisis and the slow economic recovery are exacerbating the Philippine education system. We are endorsing the immediate passage of SBN 2272 as we support the development of our children by making sure that schools operate and recover from their economic losses and we believe that education is the most important tool for accelerating human resources,” he added.

On August 9, the Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations (COCOPEA), an umbrella organization of 2,500 educational and learning institutions in the country, called for a timely intervention of the Senate and expressed hope that it will soon pass SB 2272 granting preferential tax rates to educational institutions amid the pandemic.