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Idol! Iloilo youths laud teachers for poll duties

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Election heroes!

This was the much-deserved tag teachers in Western Visayas who fulfilled election duties in the recently concluded May 13 midterm elections got from youths in Iloilo.

National Youth Commission Iloilo Area Officer Krezyl Joyce Pugna said the teachers who gave their time and effort during the midterm polls are our “election heroes.”

“I salute all teachers who bravely accepted the responsibility of facilitating the midterm elections,” Pugna said.

“Much respect to our teachers who still managed to smile, attended to the queries and problems experienced by the voters, and finished the job despite of all the glitches and hardships they have experienced,” she added.

She cited these teachers who served as Electoral Board (EB) members in every polling precinct for skipping meals and bathroom breaks just to serve thousands of voters.

Michelle Asuncion, a new graduate of Juris Doctor Program Studies from Central Philippine University in Iloilo City, thanked teachers for their valuable service.

“Despite the technical difficulties, I can say the conduct of the election was a success,” she said.

Asuncion hopes that the newly elected leaders secure the best interest of the people and serve them with integrity, dignity, transparency and faith in God.

Dessa Quinto, a faculty member at St. Paul University Iloilo, teachers should be recognized for sacrificing their time with family “just to serve the nation.”

The Commission on Elections 6 said around 21,000 teachers were deployed to the 7,109 clustered precincts in Western Visayas.