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DepEd wants P3,000 overtime pay for teachers on election day

DepEd wants P3,000 overtime pay for teachers on election day

The Department of Education (DepEd) asked the Commission on Elections (Comelec) an extra P3,000 pay for teachers who served extra hours to address technical issues during last week’s elections.

In addition, the DepEd Election Task Force (ETF), headed by Undersecretary Alain Del B. Pascua, with Director Marc Bragado as operations head, has proposed to COMELEC an additional pay of Php 3,000 across the board for the extra hours rendered by some teachers due to VCM and SD card problems,” the DepEd said in a statement.

The DepEd is also coordinating with Comelec on the release of election pay, on or before May 24.

“We are eager to return the favor to our teachers by constantly coordinating with the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) on the release of their poll honoraria and other allowances on or before  May 24, 2022, as provided for by COMELEC Resolution No. 10727. We will also honor the five (5) days service credit for those who served as members of the Electoral Boards and [DepEd Supervisors Official], and their respective support staff,” the agency said.

DepEd said that it is “proactively finding ways to further compensate our teachers for their services during elections.”