News bits from the COMELEC:
COMELEC Empowers Teachers
On the occasion of World Teachers Day, the COMELEC announced that public school teachers may serve as Board of Election Teller (BET) for the October 25, 2010 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections even if their registration records were already deactivated.
Saying that there is a need to address possible shortage of public school teachers come Election Day, the COMELEC deemed it necessary to reinstate its ruling during the May 10, 2010 elections which resolved to activate the registration records of the members of the Board of Election Inspectors (BEIs) whose records were deactivated.
For purposes of the October 25, 2010 Synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections and future elections, there is a need to reinstate above-cited policy in order to address possible shortage of public school teachers by reason of inadvertent deactivation so that they shall continue to serve in the elections, the COMELEC said in Resolution 9034, promulgated September 21, 2010.
COMELEC Spokesman James Jimenez, for his part, hailed the Filipino teachers on the occasion of World Teachers Day.
Today we honor our teachers selfless sacrifice and dedication each time the country troops to the polls, said Jimenez.
The COMELEC spokesman noted that more than 500 thousand public school teachers are expected to man 36, 739 voting centers across the country on the October 25 Barangay and SK elections.
Teleserv supports the upcoming 2010 Barangay and SK Elections.
In order to provide continuous service to every Filipino, Teleserv’s Citizen Services will be open to serve even on election day, October 25, 2010. Teleserv’s NSO Birth Certificate Delivery Helpline, DFA Appointment System, and POEA OEC Delivery Service will continue to accept inquiries, requests, and delivery orders on the mentioned date.
This will empower Filipinos to go out and vote and enjoy non-stop government services.