Comelec, DepEd set training, pay of teachers for polls
Manila (22 January) -- Commission on Elections (Comelec) chair Jose Melo signed on Thursday a deal for the training and compensation of 280,000 public school teachers who will man the polls in May 2010.
Melo said that the Comelec and the Department of Education would work closely together so that the training of teachers in March could go on smoothly, even with the busy graduation season.
Under the agreement, which Melo signed with Education Secretary Jesli Lapus at the DepEd central office, teachers would each get a total of P4,300 for their election services.
According to the Comelec-DepEd agreement, the Comelec will also set aside P30 million as part of the teacher compensation deal. This amount will be allotted for election-related death or injuries of DepEd employees in the performance of their duties. The heirs of the deceased official or employee shall be given the amount of P200,000. (PIA) [top]