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Thumbnail The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has released Php3.491 trillion, or 95.3 percent of the PhP3.662 trillion Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 obligation program as of September 30.   Allotment releases to the line departments amounted to PhP2.011 trillion. These include funds allocated for agencies in the Executive branch, Congress, the Judiciary, and other constitutional offices.   Releases from Special Purpose Funds (SPFs) amounted to PhP317.882 billion. Special Purpose Funds (SPFs) are budgetary allocations in the GAA allocated for specific socio-economic purposes such as Budgetary Support to Government Corporations, Allocation to Local Government Units, Contingent Fund, Miscellaneous Personnel Benefits Fund, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Fund, and Pension and Gratuity Fund.   Allotment releases for automatic appropriations, or appropriations programmed annually or for some other period prescribed by law, increased to PhP1.070 trillion, corresponding to 99.9 percent of the FY 2019 program for automatic appropriations. These include 100 percent of the FY 2019 program for the Internal Revenue Allotment of local government units, Pension of Ex-President/Ex-President...
As the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has been receiving numerous inquiries regarding the release of funds for pension differentials of retired military and uniformed personnel (MUP), it is issuing this statement to provide clarification to all parties concerned. It may be recalled that the Senate and the House of Representatives issued Congress Joint Resolution (JR) No. 1, s. 2018, increasing the base pay of all MUP, on January 1, 2018. Under the current system, the MUP pension requirements are automatically indexed to the current base pay scheme for MUP in active service, pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 1638, Republic Act (RA) No. 5976, RA No. 8551, and RA No. 9263. In this regard, the DBM is pleased to announce that it has already released around PhP22.3 billion to the Department of National Defense, the Department of the Interior and Local Government, the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority, and the Philippine Coast Guard to cover the pension differential of MUP retirees for the period of June to December 2019. Meanwhile, the pension differential for the period of January to May 2019 will be acted upon separately, subject to the availability of...
The Notice of Cash Allocation (NCA) utilization rate of the national government was at 92 percent from January to August 2019, corresponding to PhP1.802 trillion worth of NCAs used out of PhP1.961 trillion in NCAs released for the period, data from the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) showed.   Though total NCAs used as of August this year were lower by PhP9.510 billion than last year, this latest recorded year-to-date NCA utilization rate is higher than the recorded rate of 86 percent for the same period last year. From January to August 2018, PhP1.811 trillion worth of NCAs was used out of the PhP2.116 trillion in NCAs released to the national government agencies.   Line departments utilized PhP1.303 trillion of the PhP1.457 trillion in NCAs released to them for January to August this year, equivalent to an 89 percent year-to-date NCA utilization rate.   NCAs refer to the disbursement authority issued by the DBM to cover the cash requirements of the operations, programs, and projects of government agencies. A higher NCA utilization rate demonstrates the capacity of line agencies to timely disburse their allocated funds and implement their programs and projects.     (30)   For...
On September 16, 2019, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) released PhP166.5 million to the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority-Central Office. The said amount shall cover the implementation of the Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP). The TWSP is directed towards filling up the skills gaps and job requirements of priority industries and sectors with high employment demand, improving the reach of quality Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) to the grassroots and encouraging technical-vocational institutions to offer programs that cater to in-demand industry requirements. The program was launched in May 2006 with funding from the Office of the President and mainstreamed in the regular budget in 2008.  The TWSP qualifications and courses are focused on “Key Employment Generators” in the areas of: a) Agri-fishery/Agri-business/Agro-industrial; b) Tourism; c) Information Technology-Business Process Management; d) Semiconductor and Electronics; e) Automotive and Other Priority Manufacturing Industries; f) Logistics; and g) General Infrastructure and New and Emerging Sectors.   (30)     For inquiries, further questions and requests for...
On September 16, 2019, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) released PhP21.8 million to the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM)-Ministry of Social Services. The Centenarians Act of 2016 honors Filipinos who have reached the age of one hundred (100) years old, whether residing in the Philippines or abroad. The Act grants the centenarians a one-time cash incentive in the amount of one hundred thousand pesos (PhP100,000). Other incentives include: a) Letter of Felicitation from the President of the Philippines; and b) Plaque of Recognition to the deceased centenarian who died upon the effectivity of the said Act, to be given to the nearest surviving relative. The PhP21.8 million shall cover the payment of cash incentives to 218 centenarians in the BARMM for FY 2019.   (30)   For inquiries, further questions and requests for interview, please contact Hazel Intia. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloakd40df457a8d76599d58c104efcf47c13').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyd40df457a8d76599d58c104efcf47c13 = 'media' + '@'; addyd40df457a8d76599d58c104efcf47c13...
On September 16, 2019, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) released PhP212.9 million to the National Housing Authority (NHA). The said amount shall cover the FY 2019 National Government subsidy for the implementation of the Resettlement Program by the National Housing Authority (NHA). The NHA Resettlement Program provides new settlements for families occupying danger areas such as waterways/riverbanks, railroad tracks, sidewalks, etc., and those displaced from sites earmarked for government infrastructure projects. To the extent possible, the in-city resettlement approach is adopted to minimize the social, economic, cultural and political impacts of dislocation. Off-city resettlement is resorted to when all means to implement the former has been exhausted.  It may be recalled that on July 30, 2019, the DBM also released PhP55.9 million for the same purpose. (30)   For inquiries, further questions and requests for interview, please contact Hazel Intia. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak599cb169a2d86d794385383b94a3d45a').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' +...
On September 13, 2019, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) released an amount of PhP29.8 billion to the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) for the payment of the one-year health insurance premiums of 6,510,234 beneficiaries, broken down as follows: Category No. of Beneficiaries Amount (at P2,400 premium per annum) (at P5,000 premium per annum) Total Indigents 935,570   935,570 P    2,245,368,000 Point-of-Service Patients 131,895   131,895 316,548,000 Senior Citizens   5,435,438 5,435,438 27,177,190,000 Bangsamoro 7,331   7,331 17,594,400 TOTAL 1,074,796 5,435,438 6,510,234 P29,756,700,400 Indigent families are those who have no visible means of income, or whose income is insufficient for family subsistence, as identified by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction. Meanwhile, Point-of-Service (POS) patients are those non-PhilHealth members assessed by the hospital/medical social worker as financially-incapable to pay for hospital care at the point of hospital admission. The POS program provides POS patients immediate entitlement to PhilHealth benefits. The Bangsamoro Program...

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