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Comelec prefers teachers who will serve in Eleksyon 2022 vaccinated vs. COVID-19

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Thursday said it prefers that teachers who will serve in the 2022 elections are vaccinated against COVID-19.

"Isa 'yan sa mga gusto natin mangyari na ang lahat ng teacher eh bakunado bago sila mag-serve [as Board of Election Inspectors]," Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said in a radio interview.

(That's one of the things that we want to happen, that all teachers who will serve in the elections are vaccinated.)

He said the Comelec is in talks with the Department of Education regarding teachers who will serve as BEIs in next year's elections since it involves budget.

"'Yan ang pinag-uusapan with DepEd ngayon, kasi may budget considerations diyan and naghahanda na kami ngayon para sa budget proposal natin sa Kongreso," Jimenez said.

(We are currently discussing that with DepEd because that involves budget and we are now preparing our budget proposal that will be submitted to Congress.)

The Comelec on Wednesday voted to extend the voter registration hours but thumbed down proposals to extend the deadline to October 31, 2021.

In a tweet, poll commissioner Rowena Guanzon said the en banc approved the extension of registration hours “Monday up to 7 PM and on Saturday up to 5PM.” KBK, GMA News