Full exemption for honoraria of people who serve in elections sought


By Rose de la Cruz

Rep. Salvador Belaro Jr., 1-Ang Edukasyon partylist, is proposing the full exemption of honoraria, travel allowances and benefits for election service rendered; cash proceeds from the death benefit and cash value or cash equivalent value of medical assistance due to persons who render election service in accordance with Republic Act 10756 or the Election Service Reform Act.

"Persons, mostly teachers of the Department of Education, who render election service as provided in RA 10756 sacrifice their lives, time and energies to ensure that the sovereign will of the electorate, as expressed in a democratic election, is cast, protected, and carried out. The 100 percent tax-exemption this bill seeks to grant pales in comparison to their sacrifices," he said. 

Urgent passage of this measure is earnestly sought. He also said he hopes the bill becomes law in time to make it applicable starting with taxable year 2018. 

He also proposed that P500,000 in death benefits be awarded to the beneficiaries of these election volunteers to be reviewed by the Commission on Election every three years thereafter, but in no case shall such revision be lower than proposed. 

Additionally, he proposed a medical assistance to the people rendering election service in such amount as may be determined by the Commission, sufficient to answer for medical and hospitalization expenses, until recovery. 


Like us in Facebook

facebook like box joomla


Latest News

Govt’s cash use hits 97%

    By Rose de la Cruz   While the previous administration opted to under-spend—thereby sacrificing basic social services and infrastructure... Read More...
New law to make financing more inclusive, says Pernia

      By Rose de la Cruz   Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia said government has put in place interventions to address financing... Read More...
Bong still unsure of Senate run

Should he stay or should he go?  This is the question that Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go is trying to answer and... Read More...
IMAGE In the know: Solar Philippines

Solar Philippines is currently the country’s – and Southeast Asia’s – largest solar-energy company. Founded in August 2013 by Leandro... Read More...
Stupid Name Giver and Other Laughs

Stupid Name Giver Late one night, a burglar broke into a house. While he was sneaking around he heard a voice say, "Jesús is watching you."  He... Read More...
Confession Code and other laughs

Confession Code AN old priest who became sick of all the people in his parish who kept confessing to adultery said one Sunday, in the pulpit,"If I... Read More...

MARAMI na ang nagaabang sa muling pagbubukas ng Boracay Island sa mga turista ngayong darating na Oktobre 26. Bagamat marami ang umangal noong unang... Read More...

PATULOY ang pagtaas ng inflation rate sa bansa na base sa pagtataya ng mga eksperto ay maaari pang sumipa ng mas mataas ngayong buwan ng Setyembre... Read More...

Our Guests

This week4309
This month14859

Visitor Info

  • Your IP:

Who Is Online


Thursday, 18 October 2018
© 2016 OpinYon News Magazine Online. All Rights Reserved.

Please publish modules in offcanvas position.