Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Allot More Funds For Poll Workers Honoraria, Comelec Urges Solons


Allot More Funds For Poll Workers Honoraria, Comelec Urges Solons


How do you feel about this story?


Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairperson George Erwin Garcia on Tuesday appealed to lawmakers to provide more funds for the honoraria of poll workers, most of whom are teachers.

Garcia made the appeal to the members of the House Committee on Suffrage and Electoral Reforms after the bill exempting the honoraria from taxes for election workers has been vetoed by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

He said lawmakers can help compensate the efforts of those who work during elections by setting aside additional funds in the national budget to increase election-related remuneration.

“We at the Commission on Elections are appealing to you, our honorable members of Congress, I hope you will be able to grant an additional increase in their honoraria because their tax exemption was removed,” Garcia said in a statement.

The poll body chief together with other officials of the Commission attended the organizational meeting of the committee on Tuesday, which was headed by Mountain Province Lone District Representative Maximo Dalog Jr.

Lawmakers present at the meeting were apparently amenable to Garcia’s suggestion.

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. earlier vetoed the bill seeking to exclude honoraria of poll workers from tax deduction, saying it is contrary to the government’s comprehensive tax reform program.

The honoraria and allowances of those who served in the May 2022 polls were subjected to a 20 percent withholding tax. (PNA)

Latest News


The Talk

Stay Ahead Of Hair Loss With L’Oreal Professionnel And Get Up To 20% Off On Shopee!

Having problems with hair loss? Stay ahead of hair loss with L’Oreal Professionnel Serioxyl Denser and enjoy up to 20% off on Shopee exclusive deals.

Executive Secretary: PBBM Sincere With His Intention To Bring PH To New Heights

Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin sees sincerity in President Bongbong Marcos' service to the country as he stated his major accomplishments done in a short period of time.

Clamor Rises To Increase Benefits Of Delivery Riders, Freelancers

A government official from the National Anti-Poverty Commission has raised concern about additional benefits and protection to delivery riders and freelancers.

Philippines Wins Seat In International Telecommunications Union Council

The secretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology confirmed that the Philippines will be one of the members for the International Telecommunications Union Council.

Japan Tourist Visa Application Opens For Filipinos

To all travelers, the Japanese Embassy in Manila announced that they are accepting tourist applications from those who want to travel up to October 11.