May 16, 2010 11:39am CST
i have heard that some people who volunteered in the latest election especially the BEI's was not been able to eat their meals. how true is that? I've heard one of our practicum supervisor that their ration (for the BEI's) came very late, they even have not taken their breakfast! ooh was that a necessary sacrifice? or a part of their job? or merely a carelessness from the COMELEC... hmmm
17 May 10
Yeah I really feel sad because my mother used to be one of them. I see them really sacrificed a lot of many things that we ordinary voters would take it for granted. They are there even a day before the election to prepare the precinct and all the paraphernalia that is needed to be placed. During election time, they are harassed by the voters, poll watchers and other candidates as well as some lawless elements. Although, these are purely voluntary they receive allowances but there are cases that the allowances would be delayed. I think these are just the many that this teachers sacrifice. For some parts of the country they even offer their lives to the ballot boxes.
18 May 10
I really do not know about Comelec, they are claiming they already disbursed the funds but some teachers didn't received a single cent from them. I think there is some kind of problem with the people that received the funds. It is there that stops the flow of the funds.
17 May 10
Well, it is that way actually. I've always been a BEI (member or pollclerk) during the manual elections. With the automated elections, I was a PPCRV volunteer as COMELEC prioritizes teachers to serve. Whenever I serve the eletions, I always have my lunch packed for me. We provide for our food. It is not advisable to rely to those who have good hearts to share their food with the BEIs. Sad to note that there are really BEIs who don't bring their own food during elections. Perhaps, food is already included in the allowance due them. As a PPCRV volunteer, we were told that we'd be provided with food, I still brought my lunch with me.
16 May 10
This election was administered by COMELEC so the blame is on the COMELEC. But let's try to understand COMELEC, it was the first automated election that happened in the Philippines and so far the out come is successful. There might be some trouble but in general the election is a success. And thank you to those BEI, because they really delivered a successful job. No money can pay for their sacrifices. Thank you ma'ams and sir's.