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The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) officially launched the pilot implementation of the Action Document Releasing System (ADRS) on October 1, 2021, consistent with the provisions of DBM Circular Letter (CL) No. 2021-8 dated August 18, 2021 entitled “Online Release of Advice of Notice of Cash Allocation Issued (ANCAI)”.  The ADRS is a web-based application which facilitates the release of approved DBM action documents in digital format directly to the authorized users of recipient agencies.  The fourteen (14) pilot Departments/Agencies who have completed their online training on the use of ADRS can now download their Special Allotment Release Orders (SAROs) and ANCAIs, and the corresponding schedules and attachments, through the system. The pilot Departments/Agencies for the ADRS are as follows: ●      DBM; ●      Commission on Audit; ●      Department of Environment and Natural Resources; ●      Department of Education; ●      Department of Finance; ●      Department of Health; ●      Department of Information and Communications Technology; ●      Department of the Interior and Local Government; ●      Department of National Defense; ●      Department of Public Works and Highways; ●      Department of Science and Technology;...
An additional P451.31 million was released by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) for the payment for the Special Risk Allowance (SRA) of eligible public and private healthcare workers (HCWs) who are directly catering to or are in contact with COVID-19 patients from December 20, 2020 to June 30, 2021. Of this amount, P407.08 million was charged from the Contingent Fund while P44.23 million was charged from the Miscellaneous Personnel Benefits Fund under the FY 2021 General Appropriations Act.  Overall, the DBM has already released a total of P8.23 billion, which benefitted about 499,116 HCWs who each received an SRA not exceeding P5,000 per month for the covered period. The SRA is an additional benefit received by HCWs, apart from the existing compensations as prescribed under the Magna Carta of Public Health Workers and the DOH-DBM Joint Circular No. 1, series of 2016.   (30)   Twitter: @DBMgovphFacebook: ...
Thumbnail SOCIOECONOMIC PLANNING SECRETARY KARL KENDRICK T. CHUA FINANCE SECRETARY CARLOS G. DOMINGUEZ BUDGET AND MANAGEMENT OIC TINA ROSE MARIE L. CANDA SEPTEMBER 7, 2021   The labor force continues to recover as we build on the 11.8 percent economic growth recorded in the second quarter of 2021. The unemployment rate fell to its lowest since the start of the pandemic due to more relaxed quarantines, but risk aversion and precautionary behavior led to a decrease in the labor force participation rate. We will continue to strengthen our healthcare capacity, accelerate the vaccination program, and impose more targeted granular lockdowns to enable more people to safely join the labor force and earn a living.  Labor force survey results[1] As reported by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) today, the unemployment rate in the country decreased from 7.7 percent in June 2021 to 6.9 percent in July 2021.  A significant improvement was seen in the National Capital Region (NCR), where the unemployment rate dropped from 14.4 percent in April 2021 to 9.0 percent in July 2021 as the quarantine restrictions were eased from modified enhanced community quarantine to variations of the general community...
The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) released an additional P888.12 million to fund the Special Risk Allowance (SRA) of eligible public and private healthcare workers (HCWs) who are directly catering to or are in contact with COVID-19 patients from December 20, 2020 to June 30, 2021. This was charged from the Miscellaneous Personnel Benefits Fund and Unprogrammed Appropriations under the FY 2021 General Appropriations Act. With this, the total additional funds released by the DBM for the SRA pursuant to Administrative Order No. 42 as of date have reached P1.2 billion. An additional amount of P407.08 million will be charged against the FY 2021 Contingent Fund to complete the SRAs for an estimated 117,926 HCWs not to exceed P5,000 per month for the covered period and shall be on top of existing compensations as prescribed under the Magna Carta of Public Health Workers and the DOH-DBM Joint Circular No. 1, series of 2016. Rest assured that the DBM will facilitate the prompt release of the funds for the SRA to ensure that all eligible HCWs will receive their rightful benefits.   (30) Twitter: @DBMgovphFacebook: ...
The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) released a total of P311.79 million to the Department of Health to cover the payment of the Special Risk Allowances (SRA) of public and private health workers, three (3) days after the President issued his directive. Said funds were charged from the Miscellaneous Personnel Benefits Fund and Unprogrammed Appropriations under the FY 2021 General Appropriations Act. Guided by Administrative Order No. 42 and DBM-DOH Joint Circular No. 1 dated June 16, 2021, about 20,208 public and private health workers directly catering to COVID-19 patients shall receive an SRA not exceeding P5,000 per month from December 20, 2020 to June 30, 2021. The grant of the COVID-19 SRA shall be pro-rated based on the number of days that the public and private health workers physically report for work in a month. The Department of Health shall facilitate the downloading of the funds to the DOH-retained hospitals, treatment and rehabilitation centers, private hospitals and other COVID-19 facilities.   The DBM is committed to fulfill its mandate of promoting the efficient and effective management of the national budget while also ensuring that the needs of the...
The Department of Budget and Management issued Budget Circular No. 2021-2, to provide the guidelines on the upgrading of the salary grade (SG) of Nurse II positions from SG-15 to SG-16, as well as the retention of position attributes of previous Nurse III to Nurse VII with their corresponding SG. It may be recalled that the DBM issued Budget Circular No. 2020-4 on July 17, 2020 which upgraded the salary of the Nurse I position from SG-11 to SG-15. This resulted in the modification of the position attributes of the remaining non-entry level nurse positions. However, with the issuance of Budget Circular No. 2021-2, the original position attributes are reinstated with only the salaries of Nurse I and Nurse II positions upgraded to SG-15 and SG-16, respectively. The table below provides a summary of the modifications made:    Prior to   BC No. 2020-4 BC No. 2020-4 effective January 1, 2020 BC No. 2021-2  effective June 1, 2021 Position Title SG Position Title SG Position Title SG Nurse I 11 Nurse I 15 Nurse I 15 Nurse II 15 Nurse I 15 Nurse II 16 Nurse III 17 Nurse II 17 Nurse III 17 Nurse IV 19 Nurse III 19 Nurse IV 19 Nurse V 20 Nurse IV 20 Nurse V 20 Nurse VI 22 Nurse V 22 Nurse VI 22 Nurse...
Thumbnail   The Department of Budget and Management has submitted the Duterte administration’s last full-year budget on August 23, 2021 to Congress for scrutiny and approval. With the theme, “Sustaining the Legacy of Real Change for Future Generations”, the FY 2022 National Expenditure Program (NEP) amounts to P5.024 trillion, which is equivalent to 22.8 percent of GDP and is higher by 11.5 percent than this year’s national budget. By Expense Class Bulk of the budget, in the amount of P1.456 trillion or 29.0 percent of the FY 2022 NEP, will go to Personnel Services expenditures to cover the hiring of healthcare workers and teaching personnel, the implementation of the third tranche of the Salary Standardization Law V, and the requirements of the 2018 Military and Uniformed Personnel pension arrears, among others. Capital Outlays are pegged at P939.8 billion while Maintenance and Other Operating Expenditures will reach P777.9 billion next year. Debt burden amounts to P541.3 billion, which corners 10.8 percent of the FY 2022 NEP and is lower by 3.4 percent year-on-year. The support to Government-Owned and -Controlled Corporations, composed of National Government subsidies and equity, sums up...

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