Mga guro nagprotesta sa Comelec vs honoraria tax

Mga guro nagprotesta sa Comelec vs honoraria tax

April 6, 2022 @ 7:15 PM 3 months ago


MANILA, Philippines- Nagprotesta ang mga guro na miyembro ng Alliance of Concerned Teachers sa Commission on Elections sa Intramuros, Manila nitong Miyerkules upang isulong ang pag-aalis sa buwis sa honorarium para sa Board of Elections Inspectors sa Halalan 2022.

Naganap ang naturang rally sa tapat ng opisina ng Commission on Elections (Comelec) nitong Miyerkules upang ilatag sa poll officials ang hindi pagsang-ayon sa 20 porsyentong buwis sa honorarium para sa mga guro na magsisilbi sa Halalan 2022.

“In 33 days, over 300,000 teachers will be sent to polling precincts to ensure the proper conduct of the 2022 national and local elections. Many of their concerns remain unaddressed, which is akin to sending our teachers to the battlefield without armaments,” pahayag ni ACT Secretary-General Raymond Basilio. “Our BEIs deserve better, and we’re here to demand it from Comelec,” aniya pa.

Isinusulong ng ACT-Philippines na dapat matanggap ng mga gurong kabilang sa BEIs sang buong honoraria at allowances.

“There’s still so much that we need to discuss and resolve, and we only have so little time left to do so, they need to start acting with urgency. We’ve been raising these concerns to the Commission since May 2021,” ani Basilio.

“While they have at certain points publicly expressed support to some of our calls, they need to go beyond that and actually engage in the democratic process of consultation and collaboration with us—the largest organization of education workers in the country and duly registered and accredited representative of public school teachers in 16 out of 17 regions,” patuloy pa niya. RNT/SA