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DepEd assures teachers on poll duty to receive honoraria, service credits

The Department of Education said on Tuesday that the public school teachers who rendered election services as members of the Board of Election Inspectors (BEIs) in the May 9 polls will receive honoraria as part of the government’s subsidy for the services rendered.

In a press conference, Education Secretary Armin Luistro said that BEI chairmen and members shall receive Php4,500 and five-day service credits each for the performance of their election duties.

The breakdown of the Php4,500 financial allowance, based on DepEd data, is as follows: Php3,000 honorarium; Php500 verification and sealing of the books of voters; Php500 final testing and sealing of the Vote Counting Machines; and Php500 transportation allowance.

Meanwhile, each DepEd supervisor shall receive Php3,000 and five-day service credits while the support staff shall receive Php1,500 and five-day leave credits.

Luistro said that those who served shall be paid by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) through its Election Officer after three days via automated teller machine (ATM), Cash Card (pre-loaded) or cash advance.

The Education chief noted that there should be a list of actual attendance and performance of election duties to be submitted to the Election Officer in order to receive the honoraria.

Luistro also welcomed the passage of Republic Act No. 10756 or the Election Service Reform Act wherein election duty will become non-compulsory for public school teachers.

RA 10756, entitled “An Act Rendering Election Service Non-Compulsory for Public School Teachers, Authorizing the Appointment of Other Qualified Citizens, Providing for Compensation and Other Benefits,” was signed into law by President Benigno S. Aquino III on April 8.

However, the Comelec may also tap private school teachers; national government employees, excluding uniformed personnel of the Department of National Defense; members of Comelec-accredited citizen arms or other civil society organizations; and any registered voter of the city or municipality of known integrity and competence who is not affiliated with any candidate or political party, to serve as election officers. (PNA)

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