Relative to the declaration of a State of Public Health Emergency throughout the country pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 922 dated March 8, 2020 and the issuance of the Memorandum from the Executive Secretary dated 16 March 2020, “By Order of the President,” which contained, among others, that work in the executive department shall be done from home until April 13, 2020, subject to the formation of skeletal workforces to maintain the unimpeded delivery of services to the public, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) assures the public its continued operations while complying with the directives in the Memorandum. Releases of allotments and cash allocations shall be facilitated to cover the requirements of the government.
“This situation calls for the cooperation and partnership of both the government and the private sectors in addressing the current emergency and its impending effects and consequences. Therefore, the DBM will ensure the continued release of funds for the requirements of the government, especially for the Department of Health to address the COVID-19 situation and other urgent health concerns, funds for our infrastructure projects under the Build Build Build Program, and funds for the peace and order requirements of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Philippine National Police, and the Philippine Coast Guard, among others,” Secretary of Budget and Management Wendel E. Avisado said.
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