The 2016 National Expenditure Program (NEP) provides P100 million for the legal aid of overseas Filipino workers.
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.
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.
The reallocation of funds was done to allow provincial hospitals to procure their own equipment for rural health units and barangay health stations.
The administration continues to push for technology as a means to boost public empowerment, transparency and accountability.
Sec. Abad: This [system] will not only aid us in managing the government budget more efficiently, it will help us detect irregularities.
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.
In anticipation of possible calamities in 2015, such as Typhoon Dodong, the National Government allotted P6.71 billion worth of Quick Response Funds.
Secretary Abad: Gov’t still working to help victims of typhoons Mario and Luis
Civil society organizations can now be recipients, beneficiaries, or implementing entities of government funds, provided they are qualified under newly-released guidelines for accreditation.