Brillantes assures release of pay to teachers in poll duty

May 15, 2013 10:38 pm 

MANILA, May 15 -– Commission on Election (Comelec) chairman Sixto Brillantes, Jr. denied Wednesday reports the teachers have not received their pay for their poll duties.

”There are reports that the teachers have not received their pay. Not true. Not true,” Brillantes said in a press briefing at the Philippine International Convention Center where official canvassing of votes is being held.

Brillantes said the pay of the teachers has been remitted in their respective ATM accounts and cash cards.

”As of today, they are already withdrawing their pay,” Brillantes assured.

The public school teachers on poll duty have been granted P4,000 each, including P3,000 honorarium; P500 transportation allowance, and P500 for testing and sealing the voting machines.

The amount is P1,000 higher as compared to the 2010 national and local elections.

Brillantes also denied reports that Comelec has deducted P200 each from of the teachers’ pay for the cash cards.

”That is not true. We, the Comelec, have already paid the cash cards. They (teachers) are not supposed to pay the P200 to the bank or anybody else,” Brillantes clarified. (PNA)

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