Comelec to look into teachers' demands

By RG Cruz, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 15 2012 01:17 AM | Updated as of Sep 15 2012 09:17 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto Brillantes met with the Teachers’ Dignity Coalition on Friday and assured them that they will look into their demands, including higher pay for poll duty.

Brillantes assured them that the reasonable demands will be addressed before October, saying Comelec cannot do without the teachers on election day.

Brillantes was happy that the group had other demands besides higher pay.

Meanwhile, the Comelec chairman stressed that the filing of candidacies will proceed as scheduled next month, from October 1 to 5 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The poll body also hopes to finish the accreditations of the party-list groups seeking to run in the elections.

Brillantes says they will first release the resolutions of party-list groups whose accreditations have been denied.

The poll body is also scheduled to have a dialogue with anti-“epal” groups on Monday.

Brillantes says while the poll body cannot go after "epal" politicians, he called on the public to remember who these are, but forget their names on election day.