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On December 23, 2014, President Benigno S. Aquino signed the 2015 General Appropriations Act (GAA), marking the fifth consecutive year that the National Budget was signed on time.

The 2015 GAA is P2.606-trillion, 15.1 percent higher than the 2014 budget. The budget aims to strengthen fiscal, development, and governance reforms already instituted by the Aquino administration, as well as to support the country’s unique requirements for post-disaster rehabilitation and climate change.

Learn more about the 2015 GAA.

Updates

Proposed 2016 budget supports legal aid for OFWs

The 2016 National Expenditure Program (NEP) provides P100 million for the legal aid of overseas Filipino workers.


July marks the fastest growth of public spending in 2015

Government spending for infrastructure and capital outlay (CO) in July skyrocketed by 92.9% or almost P19 billion over levels posted in July 2014, ramping up disbursements for the month and bringing July expenditures to P210.7 billion this year.


96% of agency budgets already rolled out

95.5% of allotments have already been made available to departments and agencies as of August 31, in line with the Aquino administration’s goal to speed up government spending this year.


Reallocation of DOH funds for three government hospitals

The reallocation of funds was done to allow provincial hospitals to procure their own equipment for rural health units and barangay health stations.


Administration pushes open data guidelines

The administration continues to push for technology as a means to boost public empowerment, transparency and accountability.


Account code system a fiscal transparency tool

Sec. Abad: This [system] will not only aid us in managing the government budget more efficiently, it will help us detect irregularities.


95.1% of agency allotments released by the end of May

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has declared that 95.1 percent or P1.27 trillion of the agency allotments in 2015 has been released as of the end of May.


Government prepared to take on effects of Typhoon Dodong

In anticipation of possible calamities in 2015, such as Typhoon Dodong, the National Government allotted P6.71 billion worth of Quick Response Funds.


Rehab efforts for past typhoons get P592-M support in 2015 GAA

Secretary Abad: Gov’t still working to help victims of typhoons Mario and Luis


DSWD, DBM, COA issue new guidelines for CSOs

Civil society organizations can now be recipients, beneficiaries, or implementing entities of government funds, provided they are qualified under newly-released guidelines for accreditation.