Gov’t commends teachers for orderly, peaceful elections

Department of Education Secretary Armin A. Luistro  commended the public school teachers for their efficient and effective performance during the national and local elections.

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“The teachers went out of their way to make this election generally peaceful and very orderly. Their transmission of the results is the fastest in my memory.  They have proven that they can be trusted as they remained apolitical,” Luistro stressed.

He also expressed gratitude for their support, “Saludo ako at nagpapasalamat sa kaguruan. Sa palagay ko, ito na ang pinaka-successful, clean and very efficient election natin.”

Luistro reported that no untoward incidents had happened to any of the public school teachers nationwide who performed election duty.

“Ang napakagandang balita ay ang ating command center ay walang naitalang ulat ng any untoward incident especially with respect to our teachers. As of now, wala pa tayong natatalang death or injuries to our teachers,” Luistro said.

There are 409,392 DepEd personnel composed of Board of Election Inspectors (BEIs), Special Board of Election Inspectors (SBEIs), Boards of Canvassers, support staff, and DepEd supervisors who served during the national and local elections.

“60% of more than 685,000 DepEd employees were part of the elections,” Luistro said.

The Comelec grants the DepEd personnel with poll duties the allowance of P4,500 for the chairman and members of the inspecting team, P1,500 for support staff, P3,000 for DepEd supervisors, and P1,500 for other staff.

Luistro said that the public school teachers with poll duties can get their honoraria after the elections.

—From the Department of Education