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Thumbnail Notice of Cash Allocation (NCA) releases amounted to PhP 622.4 billion in the first quarter of 2019. Of this amount, PhP 614.6 billion have been utilized which translates to a utilization rate of 98.75%.   NCAs refer to disbursement authorities issued by the Department of Budget and Management to government servicing banks (i.e. Development Bank of the Philippines, Land Bank of the Philippines, and Philippine Veterans Bank) to cover the cash requirements of agencies’ programs, activities, and projects.   With regard to the line agencies, NCA releases totalled PhP 463 billion while utilization reached PhP 455.3 billion. This implies a utilization rate of 98.33%.   Meanwhile, the NCA utilization rate of the PhP 159.3 billion that were released from Special Purpose Funds for the quarter almost hit 100%.   NCAs are valid up to the last working day of the quarter covered.     (30)   For inquiries, further questions and requests for interview, please contact Jonathan Vegamora: Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak617a838659d78e5b13cb9a4e5e8c75b8').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' +...
Thumbnail Left to right: Ms. Maria Donnalyn E. Briñas, San Pablo City Tourism Officer; Landscape Architect Don Patrick C. Manlangit, Department of Budget and Management Project Officer; Congresswoman Sol Aragones, Laguna 3rd District Representative; City Councilor Arnel Ticzon; Engr. Lowelito A. Glorioso, DPWH 3rd District Representative; and Mr. Ramon de Roma, City Environment and Natural Resources Office.       The local government of San Pablo City, the "City with Seven Lakes," has officially begun its rehabilitation project of the historic Doña Leonila Park, a hilly urban greenspace with a breathtaking view of Mt. San Cristobal, and the 99.2-hectare Sampaloc Lake.   With a funding assistance of PhP 14.9 million under the FY 2018 Local Government Support Fund-Assistance to Cities (LGSF-AC), or the Green Green Green Program of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), the first phase of the rehabilitation will focus on repairing the park's features and improving the usability and accessibility of its various spaces.   On March 28, 2019, a groundbreaking ceremony was held at the park, led by the Office of the City Mayor and City Tourism Office, and attended by Laguna 3rd District...
On Monday, March 25, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) released the guidelines, rules and regulations for the implementation of the fourth tranche compensation adjustment in 2019 with the issuance of National Budget Circular No. 575, pursuant to Executive Order No. 201, s. 2016, as amended by Executive Order No. 76, s. 2019, which takes effect retroactively starting January 1, 2019.   The Circular covers all positions for civilian personnel, whether regular, casual, or contractual in nature, appointive, or elective, full-time or part-time, now existing or hereafter created in the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches, the Constitutional Commissions and other Constitutional Officers, and State Universities and Colleges.   Those engaged without employer-employee relationship and with salaries funded from the non-Personnel Services appropriations of agencies are, however, excluded from in the coverage of the Circular.   The compensation adjustment shall be charged against any available appropriations under the FY 2018 General Appropriations Act, as reenacted for 2019.   The Circular also includes rules on the adjustment of salaries; the granting of the Mid-year Bonus,...
Thumbnail Members of the PH-OGP Secretariat and the International OGP Support Unit take a group photo with the workshop participants   Anchored on the global celebration of the Open Government Week, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), as the Philippine Open Government Partnership (PH-OGP) Chair and Secretariat, led the conduct of a workshop entitled, “From Potential to Concrete Transformative Impact: a PH-OGP Orientation and Co-Creation Workshop,” on March 15 at the DBM Central Office.   The workshop aimed to provide an avenue to deepen the PH-OGP Co-Creation dialogue and workshop with different stakeholders from government and non-government sectors towards fulfilling commitments to enhance transparency, accountability, and citizen engagement in governance.   Assistant Secretary Rolando Toledo of the Fiscal Planning and Reforms Bureau of the DBM officially opened the event and, at the same time, introduced the new PH-OGP website: http://ogp.dbm.gov.ph.   DBM Assistant Secretary Rolando Toledo opens the event   The online portal “serves as our more open and accessible platform that gives anyone access to relevant information on the PH-OGP process, news and events, and other important...
On March 15, Friday, President Rodrigo R. Duterte signed Executive Order No. 76, which authorizes the fourth tranche of compensation adjustments to be charged against any available appropriations under the reenacted budget this year.   Executive Order No. 76 amended Section 15(a) of Executive Order No. 201, series of 2016, thereby modifying the funding source of the compensation adjustment in fiscal year 2019.   Section 1(a) of Executive Order No. 76 expressly states that: “[p]ending the enactment of the FY 2019 GAA, the funding requirements for the compensation adjustment for FY 2019 shall be charged against any available appropriations under the FY 2018 GAA, as reenacted, to be determined by the DBM, subject to existing budgeting, accounting and auditing rules and regulations.”   This Executive Order was issued to resolve the funding requirements of the compensation adjustment that cannot be met due to the continued budget impasse in Congress. This serves as an interim measure to release the fourth tranche of compensation adjustment to government personnel, pending the passage of the 2019 GAA.   With this EO, national government agencies may already start processing the salary...
Thumbnail Undersecretary Lilia Guillermo receives an award in behalf of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) for Project D.I.M.E. from the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC).   On March 6, Wednesday, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) were awarded for the headway that the Project D.I.M.E. has made in transparency and accountability efforts of the government during the 1st Anniversary of the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC).   Undersecretary Lilia Guillermo received the award in behalf of the DBM before handing over the award to former Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno, now Governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.   Undersecretary Lilia C. Guillermo discusses best practices of the DBM in upholding transparency and accountability.   Project D.I.M.E., which stands for Digital Imaging for Monitoring and Evaluation, uses existing technologies such as satellites, drones, Lidar, and geotagging software to monitor the status, financing, and implementation of big-ticket government projects.   These technologies are especially important for overseeing projects in far-flung areas wherein physical inspection would prove...
The implementation of the 4th tranche of salary adjustments this year would have had its funding sourced from the full-year appropriations of the 2019 National Budget in accordance with Executive Order (EO) No. 201 (Modifying the Salary Schedule for Civilian Government Personnel and Authorizing the Grant of Additional Benefits for Both Civilian and Military and Uniformed Personnel) if it was passed in the previous year.   However, given current developments constraining the endorsement of the Enrolled Bill by Congress, the Department of Budget and Management needed to prepare a contingency plan to meet the funding requirements of the salary adjustments.   Should the impasse continue further with the delayed passage of the 2019 National Budget, the Department of Budget and Management has recommended the amendment of EO No. 201 to the Office of the President.   This amendment will authorize government agencies to utilize available appropriations under the re-enacted budget in the meantime to meet the funding requirements of the salary adjustments, subject to existing budgeting, accounting, and auditing rules and regulations.   With this measure, the long overdue compensation hike that our...

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