Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Public school teachers in CL ready to give “full degree of service” this election
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, May 13, 2013-Public school teachers have taken a break from the preparations for the full implementation of K to 12 curriculum this coming school year in order to give their “full degree of service” for the midterm polls.
“As practiced, our personnel will give its full degree of service quality to the citizenry. We have already organized election task forces at the regional and division level” said Department of Education Regional Director Isabelita Borres.
Around 15,800 public school teachers in Central Luzon will go on duty for this election or 35 percent of the total workforce.
“We are now giving P3,000 for the honoraria plus P500 for transportation allowance and extra P500, that is about P4,000 per teacher” Borres added.
There is also an insurance of P13,000 in case there are minor accidents that may transpire and as assistance in terms of harassment.
Central Luzon has 5,823,044 registrants for the midterm polls the third biggest in the archipelago.
Bulacan has the most number of voters in the region at 1,497,873 followed by Nueva Ecija with 1,363,646; Pampanga-1,239,372; Tarlac-692,948; Bataan-456,648; Zambales- 444,202; and Aurora-128,355.
Southern Tagalog remains the nation’s most vote rich area with over eight million followed by Metro Manila with 5.9 million.
Meanwhile, Some 1,429 local positions will be up for grabs in Region 3 consisting of 21 congressional seats, 7 gubernatorial, 7 vice gubernatorial, 68 provincial boards, 130 mayoral, 130 vice mayoral, and 1,066 councilors. (Joelyn G. Baluyot)
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