3K Cebu City teachers to serve as election workers on May 9

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OVER 3,000 public school teachers in Cebu City will be deployed by the Department of Education (DepEd) to serve during the national and local elections on May 9, 2022.

In the data provided by the DepEd Cebu City Division, 1,616 teachers will serve in 394 clustered precincts in the city’s north district while another 1,492 teachers will be deployed in the south district’s 394 clustered precincts.

Marilou Paredes, the acting election supervisor of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Cebu City South District, said on Monday, May 2 that there will be three teachers who will serve per precinct.

Paredes also assured that there will be no shortage of teachers during the polling day.

“There is no such thing as shortage of teachers. Though it is only voluntary on their part, they will serve wholeheartedly,” said Paredes.

Last April 29, the Comelec concluded the refresher course for the last batch of teachers and technicians who will serve during the May 9 elections, said Paredes.

According to Paredes, the refresher course includes vote-counting machine operations and troubleshooting.

In a recent interview, DepEd Cebu City election focal person Reum Sespeñe said there will be a total of 66 schools that will be utilized as voting centers in the city.

Sespeñe said 31 schools in the north district and 35 schools in the south district will be used during the election day.

Maintenance works and repairs in some classrooms that will serve as polling places have also been conducted with the help of the Cebu City Local School Board, Sespeñe added.

Based on the information provided by the Comelec Cebu City, poll members and clerks will receive an honorarium of P6,000; transportation allowance worth P2,000; communications and anti-Covid allowance worth P1,000; and additional leave credits worth five days.

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