“If your cash card does not work on first try, don’t panic.”
That was the advice yesterday of Negros Occidental Provincial Elections Supervisor Jessie Suarez to teachers whose honorarium for serving in the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections is in the form of cash cards from the Commission on Elections.
He said if the teachers try to withdraw their cash and the card does not work it may be due to a “system downtime”, they should not panic and try again later.
They should try again after several hours and not keep trying every few seconds, or their cash load could be eaten up, he said.
Suarez said they released the transportation allowance of the teachers before the elections and they are now distributing their honorarium in the form of cash cards.
In fact, yesterday he was in southern Negros to ensure the distribution of the cards, Suarez said.
The chairmen of the electoral boards are being paid P6,000 in honorarium plus P1,000 in transportation allowance, while poll clerks and third members of the board are getting P5,000 honorarium and P1,000 for transportation, Suarez said.
The Department of Education supervisors at schools where voting was held are being paid P4,000 honorarium plus P1,000 transportation, while the support staff are getting P2,000 honorarium plus P1,000, he added.*CPG
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