Teachers’ Dignity Coalition, Legal Network for Truthful Elections to watch out for teachers on poll duty

THE Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) and the Legal Network for Truthful Elections (LENTE) once again joined forces and set up a command post to monitor all election-related concerns of public school teachers sitting as members of the Electoral Board (EB) and other poll workers in today’s elections.

TDC members who opted not to serve in the elections will man the post situated in their national office in Valenzuela starting 8 a.m. tomorrow up to 12 noon of May 14, Tuesday. LENTE lawyers and volunteer law students on the other hand will receive calls from TDC or directly from the public in their national office in Quezon City.

The post will document reports of incidents like harassment, cheating, intimidation, emergency situation or any election-related concerns of public school teachers and the general public during the polls.

TDC has established hotline telephone numbers and several mobile numbers for easier reports from teachers. They will be assisted by law group LENTE (Legal Network for Truthful Elections) which will also provide their own hotline to answer legal questions in the field.

Members of the TDC from 17 regions of the country will provide first-hand information from their respective localities as they did in the past three national elections and Barangay Elections last year.

The TDC and LENTE will submit the documentation of their Command Post to the concerned agencies to be used as reference for future policies.