TDC-LENTE HOTLINE FOR BARANGAY ELECTIONS
1. The Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) office in Valenzuela City and the LENTE Office in Quezon City will serve as the command post/monitoring center for the Barangay and SK Elections and will document reports . complaints and feedback of teachers and the general public from May 13 to 15;
2. Dubbed as Balita Sumbong Katanungan (BSK) Teachers’ and Voters’ Election Hotline, both TDC and LENTE have established one telephone and two mobile numbers each as well as Facebook accounts where teachers and voters can report any untoward incidents like harassment, cheating, intimidation, emergency situation or any election-related concerns, especially for members of the electoral board;
3. The command post will closely coordinate with government and private agencies specifically the Department of Education (DepEd), Commission on Elections (Comelec), law enforcement units, election watchdogs and the media;
4. Teachers who will not sit in Board of Election Tellers (BET) and some lawyers from LENTE will man the offices and are tasked to monitor and document the field situation and provide any possible assistance from organization and concerned agencies.
5. For TDC and LENTE, 2018 Barangay and SK elections will be very significant because this is the first time that the law allowing the voluntary service of public school teachers will be implemented and tested.
For details and coordination with teachers assigned in the field, please contact :
Benjo Basas, TDC Chair, 09273356375
For LENTE accessibility of legal advisers, please contact:
Atty. Rona Ann Caritos, LENTE Executive Director, 0917-5760810
TDC HOTLINE NUMBERS:
Landline: (02) 4446564
LENTE HOTLINE NUMBERS
Landline: (02) 5021591
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