Oct 25, 2020

COMELEC releases teachers’ pay for election duties

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All public school teachers in Palawan who served during the recent May 13 elections have already received their honorarium, provincial Commission on Elections (COMELEC) spokesperson Jomel Ordas said.

Ordas said the payment was coursed through the local election officers.

“Sa kagandahan naman ay 100 percent na ang buong Palawan. May iba lang na hindi pa nila nakukuha ang payment kasi mga nasa training o bakasyon pero ready na ‘yon, nai-distribute na sa mga election officers, nandoon lang ‘yon. Anytime naman pwede na nila makuha,” he said.

The chair of the electoral board of the precinct received P6,000; poll clerks and third members got P5,000; support staff was given P2,000; Department of Education (DepEd) supervisor official received P4,000, and DepEd supervisor official technical support staff received P2,000.

All poll watchers also claimed P1,000 as transportation allowance.

DepEd supervisor official technical support staff were given additional P1,000 communication allowance.

“Lahat sila may transportation allowance, then and DESO support staff ay may additional for communication allowance kasi during the election may mga problema na nangyayari sa mga presinto at vote counting machine ay sila ang nag-re-report doon sa national technical support center ng COMELEC,” he said.

Those who served more than the required hours can also claim overtime pays but will need certifications from the election officer.

“Ang sabi ng higher office sa mga election officer ay bigyan sila ng certification, ‘yong mga electoral board ng mga clustered precincts na may mga nasirang SD cards dahil nag-extend sila ng services, allowed sila mag-claim ng overtime pay,” Ordas said.

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