The Commission on Election (Comelec) en banc committed Thursday to provide additional honoraria to all members of the electoral board who worked overtime during the May 9 elections.
“It’s not called overtime pay but additional honoraria. We did this already in the 2019 elections for those electoral boards who worked more than required hours just to finish the assigned tasks,” Comelec spokesperson John Rex Laudiangco told a press conference in Pasay City.
“To our electoral boards, don’t worry because the Comelec will be processing this just like what we did in 2019,” he added.
The Comelec still has to provide the exact amount of additional honoraria to EBs, including teaching and non-teaching personnel from the Department of Education.
The latest Comelec resolution stated that the chairpersons and members of the EB, the Department of Education supervisor official (DESO), and their respective support staff shall be entitled to a travel allowance amounting to P2,000 each. DESO and DESO staff will also receive a communication allowance of P1,500 each.
Further, P500 anti-COVID-19 allowance will be given to EB, DESO, and their respective support staff.
These are on top of honoraria worth P7,000 honoraria for EB chairperson, P6,000 for EB members, P5,000 for DESO, and P3,000 for support staff and medical personnel.
Comelec earlier said the allowance and the honoraria “shall be paid within 15 days from the date of elections.”