Solons back measure raising salaries of Comelec workers

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By Chris Panganiban, Contributing Editor
October 17, 2019

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PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur--The two lawmakers of this province have co-authored House Bill 1669 filed by Rep. Luis Raymund “RLay” Favis Villafuerte Jr. of the 2nd District of Camarines Sur which seeks to standardize the salaries of workers of the Commission on Election (Comelec).

Rep. Alfelito M. Bascug of the 1st District and Rep. Adolph Edward G. Plaza of the province’s 2nd District separately signed the manifest of support of the proposed bill , “An Act Reorganizing the Comelec Offices” at their respective congressional offices at the Provincial Capitol on October 15.

When HB 1669 becomes a law, all Comelec workers nationwide will enjoy standard salary grades at par with fellow government workers in the Department of Interior and Local Government, Department of Justice and Commission on Audit.

Presently, Comelec workers in the municipal level are still receiving salaries six steps behind from the salary grades of these other government agencies.

Both Rep. Bascug and Rep. Plaza agreed that the Comelec workers deserve the long overdue increase of their salaries and benefits being the stewards to exercise of democracy by way of performing their poll duties.

Gov. Santiago B. Cane, Jr. witnessed the ceremonial signing of the manifest of support to HB 1669 together with officers and staff of the Provincial Comelec Office.

Lawyer Raquel B. Limbaco, Provincial Election Supervisor III and Frederico A. Blanco, Election Officer IV who is also ASCEA-EU President thanked the two congressmen of the province for standing as co-auhors of the proposed law to standardize the salaries of Comelec workers.


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