BBM SEEKS MORE BENEFITS FOR TEACHERS IN 2022 POLLS
Former Sen. Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos, Jr. stated on Monday that lecturers who will function Board of Election Inspectors (BEIs) within the upcoming 2022 elections ought to have extra advantages given the elevated dangers of working throughout a pandemic.
Marcos, who beforehand referred to as for the inclusion of non-medical frontliners as recipients of Particular Threat Allowance (SRA) advantages, is now additionally making an identical attraction to the federal government on behalf of the lecturers.
“Matindi ang susuungin na peligro ng mga lecturers natin sa paparating na halalan. Mas marami ang inaasahang boboto at pahahabain rin ang oras ng pagboto. Ang lahat ng ito ay sapat na dahilan upang bigyan rin natin sila ng benepisyong kahalintulad ng SRAs para sa mga medical frontliners,” Marcos stated in Filipino.
Marcos famous the elevated variety of voters and the anticipated lengthening of voting hours imply increased dangers for lecturers working within the polling precincts.
“Mas malalantad sa peligro ang mga guro natin sa 2022 elections dahil bukod sa inaasahang mas marami ang botante, inaasahang dadagdagan rin ang oras ng pagboto,” Marcos stated.
“Mangangahulugan lamang na tataas ng greater than 100% ang publicity at peligro na pagdaraanan ng ating mga guro,” Marcos added.
Comelec Chair Sheriff Abas stated lately that there are already 63 million voters for the upcoming 2022 elections. This determine remains to be anticipated to climb after the ballot physique allowed a one-month extension of voter registrations.
The ballot physique additionally stated that there’s a excessive chance that voting hours for subsequent 12 months’s elections might prolong from 8 to 10 or 12 hours.
The previous senator additionally appealed to the federal government to revive the hazard pay to lecturers serving as BEIs each election after the Fee on Elections (Comelec) admitted final month that the hazard pay for lecturers was not included in its proposed finances for 2022.
“Mas kumplikado at mas maraming kaakibat na panganib ang eleksiyon sa darating na taon dala ng pandemya, kaya’t tayo ay nananawagan sa pamahalaan na mapondohan ang taunang hazard pay na binibigay sa mga guro na nagsisilbi bilang Board of Election Inspectors (BEI),” Marcos stated.