Teachers as Poll Workers to Receive P8,000-P10,000 Honoraria, Comelec Confirms
Poll workers who will serve as Electoral Boards (EBs) during electoral exercises are set to receive higher honoraria in the upcoming Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE), the Commission on Elections (Comelec) announced.
According to Comelec Chairperson George Garcia, the teachers who will be part of the October 2023 polls are set to receive a minimum of PHP8,000 to as high as PHP10,000.
“We will make it PHP10,000; PHP9,000 and PHP8,000. We will match it to what teachers receive in automate elections,” he said.
“We will make it effective in the Barangay and SK elections,” the poll body chief added.
Garcia added that the payment for teachers is not exempted from the 20 percent Value Added Tax (VAT) deduction.
The new payment is higher than what the teachers received in the last BSKE, which was at PHP6,000, PHP5,000, and PHP4,000.
An EB is composed of a chairperson, two members, Department of Education Supervisor Official (DESO) and support staff.