Baranggay Election

Today Baranggay Election is being held, and for me its an ordinary monday morning except the fact that I don’t have work. Well that’s one of the few benefits of election in my opinion. I am 29 years old but i haven’t voted yet, actually I didn’t even registered to be a voter and my reason is quite simple I don’t want  to vote. And people always ask me why? They say it’s our way to exercise our rights and democracy. And I say this is my way of exercising my democracy by not voting. I think whoever you vote does not change a thing even if they win, it is our system. Do you think they would still remember you after election? Maybe, if they are your friends or relatives or maybe not if your just another vote they need for them to win. I’ve done some research why people run for offices in our government, even in Baranggay Elections. Did you know a Bgy Captain’s salary ranges from P7,000 to 11,000 depending on the class of their municipality aside from their budget for their constituents and Baranggay. Senator’s salary P35,000/mo. and a fixed monthly budget of about 2M pesos.  P200 milyon are their budget for the Pork Barrel in a year, automatically 10% of it or P20 M are for their pockets multiply it to the years they SERVE?  our country.  Are you aware how much debt we owe from foreign countries? How many regimes has passed since you were born? Did any one of those solved our way of life, the filipino life? What does your local officials did to improve your way of living? I am not pointing each official to be corrupt, I just wish they do their job with all honesty and dignity. Because for a common Filipino who barely gets thru their daily life, they might be the solution to their problem or so they think. 

 I’ve included the salary of government employees as of 2001 which I stumbled upon on the net(does not include budgets). Step 1 being the entry-level amount to Step 8 as the highest amount a particular position can get.

      Source: Dept. of Budget & Management      
   

Step 1

   

Step 8

 
 

Salary

Monthly

Yearly

 

Monthly

Yearly

 

Grade

Salary

Salary

 

Salary

Salary

President

33

57,750 693,000      
Vice President

32

46,200 554,400   54,917 659,004
Senator

31

40,425 485,100   48,052 576,624
Congressman

31

40,425 485,100   48,052 576,624
Governor

30

28,875 346,500   34,323 411,876
Sangguniang Panlalawigan Member

27

23,422 281,064   27,842 334,104
Municipal Mayor I

27

23,422 281,064   27,842 334,104
Sangguniang Bayan Member I

24

20,823 249,876   24,752 297,024
Sangguniang Bayan Member II

25

21,655 259,860   25,742 308,904
District Engineer

25

21,655 259,860   25,742 308,904
Engineer I

16

14,098 169,176   16,758 201,096
Enginner V

24

20,823 249,876   24,752 297,024
Mechanic I

4

6,522 78,264   7,751 93,012
Mechanic III

9

9,318 111,816   11,075 132,900
Mason I

3

6,039 72,468   7,177 86,124
Laborer I

1

5,082 60,984   6,041 72,492
Laborer II

3

6,039 72,468   7,177 86,124
Letter Carrier

6

7,606 91,272   9,042 108,504
Postal Teller 1

6

7,606 91,272   9,042 108,504
Postmaster I

10

9,939 119,268   11,815 141,780
Postal Service Assistant

8

8,709 104,508   10,351 124,212
School Librarian I

10

9,939 119,268   11,815 141,780
School Librarian III

12

11,167 134,004   13,274 159,288
Elem School Principal I

16

14,098 169,176   16,758 201,096
Elem School Principal IV

19

16,792 201,504   19,959 239,508
Teacher I

10

9,939 119,268   11,815 141,780
Teacher III

12

11,167 134,004   13,274 159,288
Head Teacher I

13

11,837 142,044   14,070 168,840
Head Teacher VI

18

15,841 190,092   18,830 225,960
Municipal Trial Court Judge

26

22,521 270,252   26,771 321,252
Rural Health Physician

24

20,823 249,876   24,752 297,024
Midwife I

6

7,606 91,272   9,042 108,504
Nurse I

10

9,939 119,268   11,815 141,780
Prison Guard I

5

7,043 84,516   8,375 100,500
Prison Guard III

10

9,939 119,268   11,815 141,780
Police Inspector I

11

10,535 126,420   12,522 150,264
Police Inspector V

24

20,823 249,876   24,752 297,024
Special Policeman

4

6,522 78,264   7,751 93,012
Special Police Corporal

6

7,606 91,272   9,042 108,504
Special Police Sergeant

8

8,709 104,508   10,351 124,212
Special Police Lieutenant

11

10,535 126,420   13,274 159,288
Special Police Chief

24

20,823 249,876   24,752 297,024
Accountant I

11

10,535 126,420   12,522 150,264
Accountant IV

22

19,251 231,012   22,883 274,596
State Auditing Examiner I

11

10,535 126,420   12,522 150,264
State Auditor I

16

14,098 169,176   16,758 201,096
State Auditor V

26

22,521 270,252   26,771 321,252
Cashier I

10

9,939 119,268   11,815 141,780
Cashier V

24

20,823 249,876   24,752 297,024
Bill Collector

5

7,043 84,516   8,375 100,500
Asst Customs Operations Officer

9

9,318 111,816   11,075 132,900
Customs Operations I

11

10,535 126,420   12,522 150,264
Customs Operations V

20

17,799 213,588   21,158 253,896
Collector of Customs I

21

18,510 222,120   22,003 264,036
Collector of Customs VI

26

22,521 270,252   26,771 321,252
Local Treasury Operations Officer I

11

10,535 126,420   13,274 159,288
Local Treasury Operations Officer V

24

20,823 249,876   24,752 297,024
Revenue Officer I

11

10,535 126,420   13,274 159,288
Revenue Officer IV

19

16,792 201,504   19,959 239,508

MAHIRAP MAGING MAHIRAP…      ballot-boxes_0.jpg

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