CITY OF SAN FERNANDO Teachers who will man polling precincts and render services as members of electoral boards in the October 2023 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections or BSKE will receive higher honoraria, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) disclosed on Thursday.

In a press conference, Comelec Chairperson George Garcia said that the Commission will match it to what teachers receive in automated elections and the higher pay---ranging from a minimum of P8,000 to P10,000---will take effect in the upcoming BSKE.

The payment increase is higher than what the teachers received in the last BSKE, which was at P6,000, P5,000, and P4,000.

“We will make it P10,000, P9,000 and P8,000. We will match it to what teachers receive in automated elections. This will be effective in the coming barangay and SK elections,” Garcia said.

In last year's May polls, some 75,000 teachers across the country served in Electoral Boards.

The boards are composed of a chairperson, two members, Department of Education Supervisor Official, and support staff.