Inanunsyo ng Department of Education (DepEd) nitong Huwebes, Hunyo 3, na inaprubahan na ng Commission on Elections (Comelec) ang kahilingan nito na itaas ang honoraria ng mga teaching at non-teaching personnel na magsisilbing poll workers sa eleksyon na gaganapin sa susunod na taon.
Dagdag pa ng DepEd, sinabi rin ng Comelec na suportado nila ang kahilingan ng Kagawaran na dagdagan ng P3,000 ang sahod na matatanggap ng poll workers.
Bunsod ng desisyong ito, ang mga pinuno ng electoral boards ay mabibigyan ng P9,000 mula sa dating P6,000 na kanilang natatanggap, samantalang makatatanggap naman ang board members ng P8,000 mula sa dating P5,000 na sahod, base sa iminungkahi ng DepEd.
Ang honoraria ng Department of Education Supervisor Official ay gagawin ng P7,000, samantalang ang support staff nito ay makakatanggap na ng P5,000.
“We want to express our gratitude to the Comelec for approving our request for higher compensation for our teachers that will render their services in the next year’s election. Given the current health situation, it is rightful for them to receive additional allowance,” pahayag ni Education Secretary Leonor Briones.
Ayon sa DepEd, isasama rin sa kanilang imumungkahing pondo para sa darating na eleksyon ang allowance para sa transportasyon, pagkain at tubig, at maging ang guguguling halaga para sa paglilinis, repair, at maintenance.
Isasali rin ng DepEd sa nasabing pondo ang honoraria ng iminumungkahing Comelec-DepEd Monitoring and Coordination Teams.
Samantala, pag-aaralan pa ng Comelec at DepEd ang iba pang mga benepisyong planong ibigay sa poll workers, tulad ng on-site swab testing, shifting, at tax exemption.
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