TEACHERS who will serve as members of Board of Election Inspectors (BEI) of the 2010 polls will get an additional P1,300 each, a television reports said.

According to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said teachers will receive a total of P4,300 as allowance and basic honoraria.

Based on a resolution promulgated by the poll body last week, the teachers will be getting P1,300 each apart from their P3,000 honoraria.

“In addition, each (BEI member) shall receive P500 for the Inspection, Verification and Sealing of Book of Voters; P500 for the Testing and Sealing of Machines; and P300 for one-time transportation allowance,” the poll body said.

The Comelec also granted service credits of three days for the BEI members.

Under the law, teachers will be getting P1,000 as honorarium for each day of service.

For the May polls, teachers are set to work for three days -- the day before the elections, on Election Day and the day after elections.

Meanwhile, it is not only the BEI members who will get additional compensation. Their support staff will also be given honorarium and service credits, the poll body said. (PNA/Sunnex)