Based on Executive Order (EO) no. 76, signed on March 15, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) is tasked to identify funding source from the 2018 reenacted budget.
“There is a need to identify an appropriate funding source to cover the requirements for the implementation of the fourth tranche compensation adjustment for civilian government personnel scheduled in 2019 under EO No. 201,” according to the EO
The DBM previously recommended the amendment of EO no. 201 in order to provide the salary hike for government workers.
EO no. 201, signed by former president Benigno Aquino, has scheduled the implementation of the fourth tranche salary hike by January this year. —Aileen Cerrudo (with reports from Rosalie Coz)
The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said there will be no budget to be allotted for the government’s Social Amelioration Program (SAP) under the proposed 2021 National Budget.
DBM Secretary Wendel Avisado said they expect the economy to recover next year with additional job opportunities available.
He also clarified that there will still be an allotted budget for the regular programs of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
“We’re looking at the improvement in the economy and the opportunity for people to be able to work already. And we still have the regular programs, the 4Ps your honor, that will be continued,” he said on Wednesday (September 9) during a Senate hearing.
Under the proposed P4.5 trillion budget, P171 billion will be allotted to the DSWD. AAC (with reports from Harlene Delgado)
The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has submitted the Fiscal Year 2021 National Expenditure Program (NEP) of P4.506 trillion to Congress.
The 2021 proposed National Budget is 9.9% higher compared with this year’s ₱4.1-trillion appropriations.
The DBM said the proposed budget went through numerous hearings and consultations with different government agencies. The theme of the proposed budget, according to the department, is “Reset, Rebound, and Recover: Investing for Resiliency and Sustainability”.
Personnel Services will corner the bulk of the FY 2021 NEP at 29.2% or P1.32 trillion to accommodate the additional hiring of health workers under the Human Resource for Health Program of the Department of Health (DOH) amid the fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
“The FY 2021 NEP will prioritize health-related COVID-19 response programs to address the continuing threat of the pandemic,” the DBM said in a statement.
This also includes the second tranche implementation of the Salary Standardization law, and the increased pension requirements of military and uniformed personnel.
Capital outlays has the second highest with P920.5 billion or 20.4% of the proposed budget. Maintenance, Operating and Other Expenditures will amount to P699.4 billion, Debt Burden with P560.2 billion, Support to Government-Owned and -Controlled Corporations with P157.5 billion, and Tax Expenditures with P14.5 billion.
Meanwhile, the Department of Education (DepEd) remains the top agency with the biggest slice from the proposed budget, with an allocation of P754.4 billion. This is followed by DPWH with a proposed budget of P667.3 billion.
The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has a proposed budget of P246.1 billion, the Department of National Defense (DND) with P209.1 billion, the DOH with P203.1 billion (including the budget for the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation). AAC
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on Wednesday said it is now preparing the details of the proposed national budget for the year 2021.
During the Laging Handa public briefing, Budget Secretary Wendel Avisado said they are currently conducting a technical review on proposed budgets submitted by government agencies.
“Ang atin pong proposed budget for next year ay nasa P4.3 trillion. At tumaas ito ng bahagya dahil this year nasa 4.1 trillion pesos tayo. Umakyat ng kaunti lang,” Avisado said.
The Budget chief said the 2021 proposed budget will concentrate on the government’s efforts to battle the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as well as programs to assist sectors that were gravely hit by the economic fallout brought about by the pandemic.
Avisado revealed that the government has already spent some P355.67 billion for its COVID-19 response; around P247.21-billion of which was sourced from “pooled savings.”
The government is expecting to spend more money amid the pandemic.
Avisado said they are eyeing to conduct an executive budget review in July before submitting the proposal to the Office of the President on the day of President Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address (SONA), which is scheduled every fourth Monday of July.
The proposed budget may be submitted to Congress by the second week of August. – RRD (with details from Correspondent Rosalie Coz)
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