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DepEd: Over 500,000 teachers, personnel to take part in 2019 midterm polls

More than 500,000 teachers and personnel from the Department of Education (DepEd) will be part of the midterm elections next week, according to the agency on Thursday.

At a press conference, DepEd Undersecretary Annalyn Sevilla bared that a total of 531,307 officials, teachers and personnel would be mobilized for the elections.

Of that number, Sevilla said that 257,304 teachers would be part of the electoral board.

According to the Election Service Reform Act of 2016, members of the electoral board shall receive the corresponding honoraria:

  • Chairperson - P6,000
  • Poll clerk - P5,000
  • Third member - P5,000
  • DepEd supervisor official - P4,000
  • Support staff - P2,000

They are also entitled to a travel allowance worth P1,000 each.

Sevilla also said a total of 36,830 public schools would be used as polling centers. — RSJ, GMA News