HONORARIA, ALLOWANCES, SERVICE CREDITS AND OTHER BENEFITS.
Sec. 15. Honoraria, Allowances, Service Credits and Other Benefits. – Persons rendering election-related service shall be entitled to the following:
a. Honoraria. – The Chairperson and members of the Electoral Board, the Department of Education Supervisor Official (DESO) and their respective Support Staff shall be entitled to the corresponding honoraria:
|Chairperson of the Electoral Board||P6,000.00|
|Member of the Electoral Board||P5,000.00|
b. Travel Allowance. – The Chairperson and members of the Electoral Board, the DESO and their respective Support Staff shall be entitled to a travel allowance of One Thousand Pesos (PI,000.00) each.
The honoraria and allowances mentioned in the immediately preceding section shall be paid within fifteen (15) days from the date of election.
c. Service Credit. – A minimum of five (5) days service credit shall accrue to all government officials and employees serving as Chairpersons and members of the Electoral Boards, DESO, and Support Staff;
d. Other Benefits. – Claims for other benefits shall be filed with the Committee on Claims and Assessment (CCA) through the EO. The CCA shall be composed mainly of the Office of the Deputy Executive Director for Operations, Law Department, Personnel Department and Finance Services Department.
d. 1 Death Benefits – The amount of Five Hundred Thousand Pesos (P500,000.00) shall be awarded to the beneficiaries of persons who rendered election-related service.
d.2 Medical Assistance – An amount not exceeding Two Hundred Thousand Pesos (P200, 000.00) shall be awarded to the person who rendered election-related service and suffered election-related injury or illness.
The grant of financial assistance can only be availed of once (1) per election service, which shall include, special election, plebiscite, initiative, referendum and recall.
d.3 Legal Indemnification Package. – An equitable legal indemnification package for persons who rendered election-related service and have been made a party in any administrative, civil, or criminal action, suit or proceeding, by reason of or on the occasion of performance of their functions or duties as such is hereby established in the form of:
d.3.1 Legal assistance;
d.3.2 Lawyer’s fees;
d.3.3 Indemnification for legal costs and expenses reasonably incurred; and
d.3.4 Other forms of legal protection.
The amount of Fifty Thousand Pesos (P50,000) as legal indemnification package shall be made available to each claimant.
The legal indemnification shall not cover any action or suit initiated by the Claimant in his or her personal capacity or on behalf of the Commission, unless such action, proceeding or claim was authorized by the Commission.
The Commission shall establish a Trust Fund from which the death benefits, medical assistance, and legal indemnification package due to persons rendering election – related service shall be drawn, pursuant to Resolution No. 10194 (IN THE MATTER OF THE IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10756, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE “ELECTION SERVICE REFORM ACT”).