Comelec, DepEd to ask P-noy for more teachers' honorarium PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 21 October 2010 13:51

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) and the Department of Education (DepEd) will askg the government for an additional P1,000 honorarium for each members of the Board of Election Tellers (BETs) for the forthcoming Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls.

Comelec Chairman Jose Melo said the extra money would place the honorarium at a level similar to what the teachers received in the May 10 national and local elections.

“If we can get an additional P1,000 from the Office of the President that will be at par with the 2010 elections,” he said during the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with DepEd.

Both agencies plan to submit a letter to Malacañang next week or immediately after the conduct of the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections.

In the last elections, teachers that served as members of Board of Election Inspectors received P3,000 for their three days of service.

In the Barangay and Sk polls, teachers are entitled to an honorarium of P1,000 per day for a maximum of two days of service, with those also handling SK precinct/s receiving additional honorarium of P500.

Based on the MOA, half of the amount will be paid upon getting the election paraphernalia from the city/municipal treasurer’s office while the other half will be paid upon their return.

Data from the Comelec show that around 490,000 teachers will be needed to tend some 163,552 clustered precincts in the country in the Oct. 25 polls.