Vote count for BSKE almost done — Comelec

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 1) — The canvassing of votes for the recently held Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections (BSKE) is 99.97% done, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Tuesday.

In a statement, the poll body said the figure came from 41,989 out of 42,001 barangays nationwide.

It added that the winners of the village and youth polls in 41,895 barangays (99.75%) have already been proclaimed.

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According to the Comelec, the honoraria of 12.96% (78,451) of BSKE workers were already paid, but more than 500,000 are yet to receive their allowances as of Oct. 31.

The poll body earlier said it would finish distributing the honoraria of teachers who served in the polls by Nov. 3. The chairman of the electoral board will receive ₱6,000 while its members will receive ₱9,000 each.

Meanwhile, Comelec chairman George Garcia said the counting of the plebiscite votes to convert San Jose del Monte, Bulacan into a highly urbanized city is still ongoing.

Over two million voters in the province have cast their votes on whether to officially make the component city autonomous from the provincial government.

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