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ACT TEACHERS Rep. Antonio Tinio on teachers’ and DepEd employees’ compensation for election service (interview with PTV 4, April 24)

6 May 2013 No Comment

(Click here for the video of the interview.)

With about 1,000 voters per BEI, longer travel, unresolved technical PCOS problems, heightened security risks, and other issues related to election service, teachers and DepEd employees deputized by the COMELEC for the 2013 polls demand:

1. honorarium higher than P4,000, which was reduced by P300 from the honorarium during 2010 elections, to compensate for the heavier workload due to precinct clustering and longer travel to their places of assignment;

2. more effective measures by the PNP and law enforcement agencies to ensure their physical security;

3. legal protection from DepEd extending even after the elections, to cover the defense of poll workers against political harassment through criminal and administrative cases; and

4. increased insurance coverage, even better, and hazard pay.


“Hindi natin matatawaran ang papel ng teachers even in automated elections, kaya dapat lang bigyan sila ng karampatang compensation.”  -ACT TEACHERS Party-List Rep. Antonio Tinio

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