May 14, 2022 – The Department of Education (DepEd), through Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones, is wholeheartedly grateful to our teachers and personnel who served in the recently-concluded 2022 National and Local Elections.

The nation has once again witnessed the bravery and dedication of our legion of educators who greatly contributed to this year’s safe and orderly conduct of elections. We are eager to return the favor to our teachers by constantly coordinating with the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) on the release of their poll honoraria and other allowances on or before May 24, 2022, as provided for by COMELEC Resolution No. 10727. We will also honor the five (5) days service credit for those who served as members of the Electoral Boards and DESO, and their respective support staff.

In addition, the DepEd Election Task Force (ETF), headed by Undersecretary Alain Del B. Pascua, with Director Marc Bragado as operations head, has proposed to COMELEC an additional pay of Php 3,000 across the board for the extra hours rendered by some teachers due to VCM and SD card issues.

The public is reminded that COMELEC is responsible for the processing and releasing of election-related honoraria.

Nonetheless, DepEd is proactively finding ways to further compensate our teachers for their services during elections, guided by the policies of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and the Commission of Audit (COA) and with the help of Congress.