Election body promises extra pay for election workers

The Electoral Commission (Comelec) en banc pledged on Thursday to pay additional fees to all members of the electoral council who worked overtime during the May 9 elections.

“It’s not called overtime pay, it’s overtime pay. We have already done this in the 2019 elections for electoral commissions that worked more than the number of hours required just to complete the assigned tasks,” said Comelec spokesman John Rex Laudiangco during the meeting. a press conference in Pasay City.

“To our electoral councils, don’t worry because Comelec will deal with this as we did in 2019,” he added.

Comelec has yet to provide the exact amount of additional fees to EBs, including Ministry of Education teaching and non-teaching staff.

Comelec’s latest resolution stated that EC chairpersons and members, the Ministry of Education Oversight Officer (DESO) and their respective support staff will be entitled to a travel allowance in the amount of P2,000. each. DESO and DESO staff will also receive a communication allowance of P1,500 each.

In addition, an anti-COVID-19 P500 allowance will be given to EB, DESO and their respective support staff.

These are in addition to honoraria worth P7,000 for the EC Chair, P6,000 for EC members, P5,000 for the DESO and P3,000 for support staff and medical staff.

Comelec said earlier that the indemnity and fees “will be paid within 15 days from the date of the elections”.

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