Comelec OKs P2-K add’l fees for teachers


MANILA – Teachers who worked as Electoral Councils (ECs) and worked overtime during the May 9 elections are entitled to additional fees amounting to PHP 2,000, an Electoral Commission official said on Friday (Comelec).

Comelec commissioner George Garcia said the additional payment had already been approved.

“We are only determining the neighborhoods where the machines malfunctioned and the personnel who served there,” he said in a Viber message. “It’s PHP2,000 across the board.”

He said they aim to start handing out the additional fees before May 25.

Other than EBs, those who will receive additional payment are support staff and technicians.

Garcia said the additional fees would come from Comelec’s savings.

“What is important is that everyone who worked on the compound will receive additional pay,” he added.

Previously, Garcia had offered to pay additional compensation to teachers who encountered problems with vote counting machines (VCMs).

He reported that some 1,800 clustered neighborhoods where VCM malfunctioned and had issues with secure digital (SD) cards.

Teachers who served in the May 9 polls are entitled to fees ranging from PHP 8,000 to PHP 10,000. (NAP)

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