Election Offenses Punishable by Law for DepEd Officials, Employees

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The Department of Education (DepEd) issued DepEd Order No. 048 s. 2018 – Prohibition on Electioneering and Partisan Political Activity as a reminder to all its officials, teaching and nonteaching personnel on the constitutional prohibition against electioneering and conduct of partisan political activity. Article IX-B, Section 2(b), paragraph 4 of the 1987 Constitution states that no officer or employee in the civil service shall engage, directly or indirectly, in any electioneering or partisan political campaign. The Omnibus Election Code, as amended, prohibits government officials and employees from engaging in any…

DepEd, COMELEC Commit to Assure Timely Tax Refund for Poll Teacher-Volunteers

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The Department of Education (DepEd) and the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) on Friday committed to ensure that volunteer-teachers, with annual basic salary of P250,000 and below, will promptly receive tax refund after the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) ruled to impose 5% withholding tax on their honorarium and allowance for rendering services during the 2018 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections on May 14. “I believe that you are aware that the BIR has already issued a ruling. . . The TRAIN Law specifies that those with annual income below P250,000 will be tax…