COMELEC confirms to give P2K overtime pay to teachers
Commission on Elections Commissioner George Garcia confirmed that an additional honoraria of P2,000 will be given to poll workers who rendered overtime work during the elections on May 9, 2022.
Garcia said poll workers in 2,308 precincts where counting machines and SD cards malfunctioned will be given extra incentives.
“Ginawan na po namin ng paraan na kahit paano lahat po ng miyembro ng mga electoral board, DESO staff, support staff ay pantay-pantay makakakuha ng tig-P2,000,” Garcia said.
The commissioner apologized to teachers, saying they could not give the P3,000 requested by DepEd for the extra pay.
Meanwhile, Comelec acting spokesperson Rex Laudiangco clarified that poll workers who experienced problems not only involving VCMs and SD cards will receive the extra pay.
“‘Yan po ‘yung lahat ng naka-experience ng issues, hindi lamang ito ‘yung pinull out ‘yung VCM. So all issues—VCM, SD cards, procedural—na naka-experience ng delay isinama na po namin sila lahat sila ay iko-compensate na,” he said.