Wow! The honoraria for teachers is better than before
The honoraria for teachers in this election will be a huge aid to them in their daily lives. In any case, this honoraria for teachers does not require a large budget. Because serving an election is tiring and hard, the Comelec may provide an increase. Teachers’ lives will also be endangered. The honoraria for teachers cannot be worth more than the life of the person or teachers who will serve in the election.
The Commission on Election on Sunday urged Congress to approve a measure that aims to exemptions tax on the honorarium that will be given to teachers who will serve in the elections in May 2022.
Panawagan natin sa ating Kogreso, sa susunod na Kongreso , sana mapag-isipan na talaga natin na maisabatas’ yan na dapat exempted ang kinikitang kaunti ng ating mga teachers ng ating mga workers sa mismong araw ng eleksiyon sa mismong pagbabayad ng income tax.” Comelec Commissioner George Gracia said in a radio interview.
The Comelec, he added has written to the Bureau of Internal Revenue twice to request that the 20% tax on teachers’ allowances doing electoral duties be lifted.
“Kami ay sobrang nakiusap na baka puwedeng ma-exempt man lang. Ito naman ay honoraria lang, hindi naman talaga sahod. Isipin ninyo, tinaasan nga namin eh, dinagdagan naming ng 2,000 ‘yung matatanggap nila.” Garcia said. Kapag binawasan pa sila ng 20% ‘yung itinaas naming ‘yun din ang ibabawas, “he added.
The Alliance of Concerned Teachers earlier said that the 2,000 travel allowance of teachers was subjected to 20% tax. The group claimed that the BIR wrongly interpreted the law in classifying the travel allowance as a form of income.
In June 2021, the Department of Education proposed the following honoraria rates based on the Consumer Price Index and inflation rate as of January 2021: 9,000 for electoral board chairpersons; 8,000 for EB members; 7,000 for DepEd supervisors; and 5,000 for support staff.
Teachers expect that for the next election, the honoraria for teachers will be tax-free, allowing them to collect the entire amount of their honoraria. The whole amount of honoraria requested by teachers should be granted, especially as the election season heats up. Many supporters are irritated that politicians utilize nefarious tactics in the election campaign, such as slandering other politicians to garner votes or support from the people.
Therefore, the whole amount of honoraria for teachers serve as a consolation or reward for teachers who render their services in the upcoming elections. The honoraria for teachers will make them happy and inspired, even though they will be exhausted and their lives will be put in danger. – Doki | Helpline PH