- General Appropriations Act of 2011
- Republic Act No. 10147
December 27, 2010
SECTION 1. Appropriation of Funds. The following sums, or so much thereof as may be necessary, are hereby appropriated out of any funds in the National Treasury of the Philippines not otherwise appropriated, for the operation of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines from January one to December thirty-one, two thousand and eleven, except where otherwise specifically provided herein: SECcAI
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SECTION 2. Approval of Annual Budgets of Corporations under Pursuant to Section 13, Chapter III of
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SECTION 3. Fees, Charges and Assessments. All fees, charges, assessments, and other receipts or revenues collected by departments, bureaus, offices or agencies in the exercise of their functions, at such rates as are now or may be approved by the Secretary concerned and the NEDA Board, shall be deposited with the National Treasury as income of the General Fund pursuant to Section 44, Chapter 5, Book VI of
(a) Receipts authorized by law to be recorded as a Special Account in the General Fund, a Fiduciary or Trust Fund, or a fund other than the General Fund in accordance with rules and regulations as may be issued by the Permanent Committee (the "Permanent Committee") created under Section 45, Chapter 5, Book VI of
(b) Other instances provided in this
All agencies shall ensure that fees, charges and assessments collected cover the costs of services delivered to the public, and shall be allowed to raise their fees and charges pursuant to Section 2 of CTDHSE
Whenever practicable, and taking into account the cost reduction program of the government, an agency who renders service to another government office for fabrication of furniture or equipment, or for computer, printing or other services, may assess the requesting agency for the cost of production and service rendered and utilize the proceeds thereof, subject to the submission of a Special Budget pursuant to Section 35, Chapter 5, Book VI of
SECTION 4. Dormant and Other Special Funds. All departments, bureaus, offices, and agencies are hereby ordered to: (i) revert to the General Fund balances of Special, Fiduciary or Trust Funds deposited with authorized government depository bank which remained dormant for an unreasonable length of time, or whose terms have expired; or (ii) reimburse the General Fund for such amounts advanced to defray the operational requirements of an agency from Special Funds created for the same purpose.
Implementation of this section shall be made in accordance with the guidelines to be issued by the Permanent Committee.
SECTION 5. Revolving Fund. Revolving funds shall be established and maintained only in cases where said funds are expressly created and authorized by law or this section.
Revolving funds already in existence shall continue their operations.
Income derived from rentals for the use of buildings and facilities, or from fees imposed for board and lodging, by departments, bureaus, offices or agencies may be constituted into a revolving fund to be made available for MOOE or Capital Outlay requirements of said buildings and facilities, subject to any guidelines issued by the department, bureau, office or agency concerned, and to pertinent budgeting, accounting and auditing rules and regulations.
Other receipts derived from business-type activities of departments, bureaus, offices or agencies, including sale of products, which are authorized by law or by the Permanent Committee, may be constituted into a revolving fund to be made available for operational expenses of said activity, subject to the conditions prescribed under the special provision of the agency concerned, if any, and the rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Permanent Committee.
The revolving fund shall be separately recorded and deposited in an authorized government depository bank, and considered self-perpetuating and self-liquidating. All obligations or expenditures incurred in the use of said building and facilities or the business-type activity concerned shall be charged against the revolving fund: PROVIDED, That no amount of the revolving funds authorized in this CaAcSE
SECTION 6. Trust Receipts. Receipts from non-tax sources, including insurance proceeds and donations for a term not exceeding one (1) year, authorized by law or contract for specific purposes: (i) which are collected/received by a government office or agency acting as trustee, agent or administrator; (ii) which have been received as guaranty for the fulfillment of an obligation; or (iii) classified by law or regulations as trust receipts, shall be booked as trust liability account of the agency concerned and deposited with the National Treasury in accordance with
SECTION 7. Performance Bonds and Deposits. Performance bonds and deposits filed or posted by private persons or entities with agencies of the government shall be deposited with the National Treasury as trust receipts under the name of the agency concerned in accordance with
This provision shall apply to bonds posted in cash, such as bidders bond, guaranty bonds, bail bonds, judicial deposits for the benefit of clients, cash under litigation deposited in courts or quasi-judicial bodies, other refundable and judicial bonds, and all bonds and deposits required by law, rules and regulations to be posted in order to ensure the faithful performance of an activity or undertaking.
SECTION 8. Receipts Arising from Build-Operate-Transfer Transactions and Its Variant Schemes. Notwithstanding the provision of Section 6, receipts, such as toll fees, charges and other revenues arising from public sector projects implemented through build-operate-transfer arrangement and other variants pursuant to IaDTES
Implementation of this section shall be made in accordance with the appropriate guidelines.
SECTION 9. Seminar and Conference Fees. Departments, bureaus, offices or agencies which conduct training programs in relation to their mandated functions are authorized to collect seminar and conference fees from government and private agency participants, at such standard rates as the DBM and the CSC deem appropriate. The proceeds derived from such seminars or conferences may be used for the conduct of seminars, conferences and trainings, subject to pertinent budgeting, accounting and auditing rules and regulations: PROVIDED, That any excess shall be deposited with the National Treasury as income of the General Fund pursuant to Section 44, Chapter 5, Book VI of
SECTION 10. Sale of Official Publications. Departments, bureaus, offices or agencies are authorized to sell their official publications whether electronically or through other means. The proceeds derived from such sale may be made available to defray the cost of preparing, printing and disseminating such official publications, subject to pertinent budgeting, accounting and auditing rules and regulations: PROVIDED, That the agency concerned shall submit to the DBM a report on the proceeds from said sale and the expenses incurred thereon: PROVIDED, FURTHER, That any excess shall be deposited with the National Treasury as income of the General Fund pursuant to Section 44, Chapter 5, Book VI of
SECTION 11. Sale of Non-Serviceable, Obsolete or Unnecessary Equipment. Departments, bureaus, offices or agencies are hereby authorized to sell non-serviceable, obsolete, or unnecessary equipment, including cars, vans and the like pursuant to Section 79 of
SECTION 12. Donations. Departments, bureaus, offices or agencies may accept donations, contributions, grants, bequests or gifts, in cash or in kind, from various sources, domestic or foreign, for purposes relevant to their functions: PROVIDED, That in case of donations from foreign governments, acceptance thereof shall be subject to the prior clearance and approval by the President of the Philippines upon recommendation of the Secretary of Foreign Affairs: PROVIDED, FURTHER, That the DA through the National Agricultural and Fishery Council is hereby authorized to determine the utilization of the United States Public Law 480 Title I Program Grant and the RP-Japan Increased Food Production Program Grant in accordance with the objectives of IDEScC
Receipts from donations shall be accounted for in the books of the recipient government agency in accordance with pertinent accounting and auditing rules and regulations. Such donations, whether in cash or in kind, shall be deemed automatically appropriated for the purpose specified by the donor. The receipts from cash donations and proceeds from sale of donated commodities shall be deposited with the National Treasury and recorded as a Special Account in the General Fund and shall be available to the implementing agency concerned through a Special Budget pursuant to Section 35, Chapter 5, Book VI of
The donee-agency concerned shall submit to the DBM, the Senate Committee on Finance, the House Committee on Appropriations, and the COA, a quarterly report of all donations received, whether in cash or in kind, and a quarterly report of expenditures or disbursements thereon.
In case of violation of this section, the erring officials and employees shall be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with Section 43, Chapter 5 and Section 80, Chapter 7, Book VI of
SECTION 13. National Internal Revenue Taxes and Import Duties. The following are deemed automatically appropriated:
(a) National internal revenue taxes and import duties payable by national government agencies to the National Government arising from foreign donations, grants and loans;
(b) Non-cash tax transactions of the following national government agencies: (i) the BTr for documentary stamp taxes on foreign and domestic securities issued; (ii) the DND and PNP on importations of military hardwares, software, munitions, arms and equipment; (iii) Bureau of Fire Protection on importations of fire fighting equipment, rescue equipment, and personal protective gears; (iv) the DOTC for the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 System incurred starting FY 1997 in accordance with the provisions of the Build-Lease-Transfer Agreement executed thereon; and (v) other tax obligations assumed by the National Government pursuant to a valid build-operate-transfer agreement or any of its variants; and CDScaT
(c) Tax expenditure subsidies granted by the Fiscal Incentives Review Board to GOCCs, the AFP Commissary and Exchange Service, the Philippine National Police Service Store System, and the Procurement Service Exchange Marts or PX Marts, in accordance with
The amounts pertaining to such taxes and duties covered by this section shall be considered as revenue and expenditure of the government. Implementation of this section shall be in accordance with guidelines jointly issued by the DOF and DBM.
SECTION 14. Government Indebtedness and Guaranty. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the total indebtedness of the national government and any of its agencies, offices, GOCCs, which carry the sovereign guaranty of the Republic of the Philippines, shall not exceed 55% of the latest GDP.
If for any reason, the national government or any of its aforestated subdivisions would need to borrow money and that would increase its total indebtedness beyond 55% of the latest GDP, it may do so provided it obtains the prior consent of Congress.
Total indebtedness includes the issuance of bonds certificates, or any other instruments that are the obligation of the national government and/or any of its subdivisions or agencies with sovereign guaranty. (DIRECT VETO President's Veto Message, December 27, 2010, pages 1242-1243, R.A. No. 10147)
SECTION 15. Loan Agreements. Departments, bureaus, offices or agencies, including GOCCs except those engaged in banking, shall in no case enter into foreign or domestic loan agreements, whether in cash or in kind, unless the following conditions, as may be applicable are complied with:
(a) Prior approval of the President of the Philippines;
(b) Concurrence of the Monetary Board;
(c) Conditions provided by law; and
(d) In case of national government agencies, issuance by the Secretary of Budget and Management of a Forward Obligational Authority for the full amount of the loan. For this purpose, the Secretary of Budget and Management and the office or agency concerned shall explicitly consider the budgetary implications of foreign-assisted projects at the time of project design and financing negotiations. The project study shall specify the cash flow requirements of the project for: (i) payment of principal and interest; (ii) peso component of capital costs and project preparation; (iii) infrastructure and support facilities needed to be directly financed by government; (iv) operating and other expenditures which will be ultimately required for general fund support when the project is implemented; and (v) peso requirements needed as counterpart. HDCTAc
The Monetary Board shall, within thirty (30) days from the end of every quarter, submit to the Congress a report of its decisions on applications for loans to be contracted or guaranteed by the government or GOCCs which have the effect of increasing the foreign debt.
Implementation of this section shall be in accordance with applicable rules and regulations of the Office of the President, DBM, DOF, and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and other agencies concerned. Further, said agencies shall jointly issue a consolidated guidelines for loan agreements.
SECTION 16. Restrictions on the Use of Government Funds. No government funds shall be utilized for the following purposes:
(a) Pay for goods, infrastructure projects and consulting services, including common-use supplies, procured in violation of
(b) Purchase motor vehicles, except: (i) medical ambulances, military and police patrol vehicles, motorcycles, other utility vehicles, road construction equipment, motorized bancas and those used for mass transport when necessary in the interest of the public service, upon authority of the department or agency head and the Secretary of Budget and Management; and (ii) those authorized by the President, the Senate President, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, or the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court;
(c) Defray foreign travel expenses of any government official or employee, except in the case of training, seminar or conference abroad when the officials and other personnel of the foreign mission cannot effectively represent the country therein, and travels necessitated by international commitments: PROVIDED, That no official or employee, including uniformed personnel of the DILG and DND, may be sent to foreign training, conference or attend international commitments when they are due to retire within one year after the said foreign travel;
(d) Provide fuel, parts, repair and maintenance to any government vehicle not properly identified as a government vehicle and does not carry its official government plate number, except official vehicles assigned to the President, Vice-President, Senate President, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Heads of the Constitutional Commissions, and those used by personnel performing intelligence and national security functions: PROVIDED, That in case of transport crisis, such as that occasioned by street demonstrations, welgang bayan,floods, typhoons and other emergencies, government vehicles of any type shall be made available to meet the emergency and may be utilized to transport for free the commuters on a round-the-clock basis; ECaTDc
(e) Grant honoraria and other allowances except those specifically authorized by law; and
(f) Invest in non-government securities, money market placements and similar investments or deposit in private banking institutions.
The provisions of this section shall also apply to GOCCs. Implementation of this section shall be in accordance with the rules and regulations issued by the DBM, in coordination with the COA.
SECTION 17. Mandatory Expenditures. The amounts programmed, particularly for, but not limited to, petroleum, oil and lubricants as well as for water, illumination and power services, telephone and other communication services, rent, retirement gratuity and terminal leave requirements shall be disbursed solely for such items of expenditures: PROVIDED, That any savings generated from these items after taking into consideration the agency's full year requirements may be realigned only in the last quarter.
Use of funds in violation of this section shall be void, and shall subject the erring officials and employees to disciplinary action in accordance with Section 43, Chapter 5 and Section 80, Chapter 7, Book VI of
SECTION 18. Appropriation for Rental of Office Space or Building. Departments, bureaus, offices or agencies are authorized to use its annual rental appropriations for office space or building for the acquisition of its office building under a lease-purchase agreement: PROVIDED, That the maximum amortization at any given year shall not exceed the annual rental appropriation at the time of signing of the lease-purchase agreement.
SECTION 19. Expenditures for Business-Type Activities. Appropriations for the procurement of supplies and materials intended to be utilized in the conduct of business-type activities of a department, bureau, office or agency cannot be realigned to any other expenditure item and shall be disbursed solely for such business-type activity.
Use of funds in violation of this section shall be void, and shall subject the erring officials and employees to disciplinary action in accordance with Section 43, Chapter 5 and Section 80, Chapter 7, Book VI of
SECTION 20. Confidential and Intelligence Funds. No amount in this
Confidential and Intelligence funds provided for in the budgets of departments, bureaus, offices or agencies of the National Government, including amounts from savings authorized by special provisions to be used for intelligence and counter-intelligence activities, shall be released only upon approval of the President of the Philippines: PROVIDED, That at least eighty percent (80%) of confidential and intelligence funds shall be used for field operations. HCSAIa
All departments, bureaus, offices or agencies shall submit to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Senate President and the Chairman of the COA, a quarterly report on the accomplishments in the use of confidential and intelligence funds, copy furnished the Senate Committee on Finance and the House Committee on Appropriations.
SECTION 21. Purchase of Supplies, Materials and Equipment Spare Parts for Stock. The inventory of supplies, materials and equipment spare parts to be procured out of available funds shall at no time exceed the normal three-month requirement, subject to pertinent rules and regulations issued by competent authority: PROVIDED, That heads of departments, bureaus, offices or agencies may increase their inventory of critical supplies and materials in anticipation of cost increases, or if necessitated by a national emergency or of an impending shortage in the items concerned, specifying maximum quantities of individual items. Unless otherwise approved by the President of the Philippines, upon the joint recommendation of the Secretary concerned and the Chairman of the COA, these stocks shall not exceed one year's requirement.
SECTION 22. Emergency Purchases. Unless otherwise provided in this
SECTION 23. Procurement of Domestic and Foreign Goods. All appropriations for the procurement of equipment, supplies and materials, and other products and services authorized in this
(a) A domestic entity can only claim preference if it secures a certification from the DTI, if a sole proprietorship, or the Securities and Exchange Commission, if a corporation or partnership, that it has all the qualifications required under TcEaDS
(b) A domestic bidder can only claim preference if it secures from the DTI a certification that the goods forming part of its bid are substantially composed of articles, materials, or supplies grown, produced, or manufactured in the Philippines.
PROVIDED, That purchases under foreign military sales agreements, heavy equipment imports for infrastructure projects, and other importations of agencies which are financed by foreign borrowings may be made, subject to the requirements of
Further, in the utilization of the amounts appropriated herein for infrastructure projects to be undertaken either by administration or by contract, preference shall be given to locally-produced and manufactured materials in accordance with the preceding paragraph, including foreign-assisted projects whose covering loan agreements expressly allow or do not prohibit the same.
SECTION 24. Contracting Multi-Year Projects. In the implementation of multi-year projects where the total cost is not provided in this
SECTION 25. Printing and Publication Expenditures. Departments, bureaus, offices or agencies are hereby given the option to engage the services of private printers in their printing and publication activities, subject to public bidding in accordance with
The GPPB shall issue the guidelines to implement this section.
SECTION 26. Extraordinary and Miscellaneous Expenses. Appropriations authorized herein may be used for extraordinary expenses of the following officials and those of equivalent rank as may be determined by the DBM, not exceeding:
(a) P220,000 for each Department Secretary;
(b) P90,000 for each Department Undersecretary; ESAHca
(c) P50,000 for each Department Assistant Secretary;
(d) P38,000 for each head of bureau or organization of equivalent rank, and for each head of a Department Regional Office;
(e) P22,000 for each head of a Bureau Regional Office or organization of equivalent rank; and
(f) P16,000 for each Municipal Trial Court Judge, Municipal Circuit Trial Court Judge, and Shari'a Circuit Court Judge.
In addition, miscellaneous expenses not exceeding Seventy-Two Thousand Pesos (P72,000) for each of the offices under the above named officials are herein authorized.
For the purpose of this section, extraordinary and miscellaneous expenses shall include, but shall not be limited to expenses incurred for:
(a) Meetings, seminars and conferences;
(b) Official entertainment;
(c) Public relations;
(d) Educational, athletic and cultural activities;
(e) Contributions to civic or charitable institutions;
(f) Membership in government associations;
(g) Membership in national professional organizations duly accredited by the Professional Regulations Commission;
(h) Membership in the Integrated Bar of the Philippines;
(i) Subscription to professional technical journals and informative magazines, library books and materials;
(j) Office equipment and supplies; and
(k) Other similar expenses not supported by the regular budget allocation.
No portion of the amounts authorized herein shall be used for salaries, wages, allowances, confidential and intelligence expenses. In case of deficiency, the requirements for the foregoing purposes shall be charged against savings of the agency. DAESTI
These expenditures shall be subject to pertinent accounting and auditing rules and regulations.
SECTION 27. Travelling Expenses. Officials and employees of the government may be allowed payment of claims for reimbursement of travelling and related expenses incurred in the course of official travel, certified by the head of the agency concerned as absolutely necessary in the performance of an assignment, and supported by receipts, chargeable to available allotment for travelling expenses, subject to the provisions of
SECTION 28. Cultural and Athletic Activities. Out of the appropriations authorized in this
SECTION 29. Science and Technology Research. The appropriations of departments, bureaus, offices, or agencies for research and development (R & D) in the natural, agricultural, technological and engineering sciences shall be released upon recommendation of the DOST and/or the DA in accordance with
SECTION 30. Human Resources Development and Training Programs. Departments, bureaus, offices or agencies shall review and formulate their human resource development and training programs to make the same responsive to the organizational needs and manpower requirements of agencies and the need to train personnel in appropriate skills and attitudes. They shall likewise include in their human resource development and training programs measures to promote morale, efficiency, integrity, responsiveness, progressiveness, courtesy as well as nationalism and patriotism in the civil service. Such training programs shall be consistent with the rules and regulations issued by the CSC for the purpose.
SECTION 31. Programs/Projects Related to Gender and Development. All departments, bureaus, offices, agencies, SUCs, GOCCs, and LGUs shall formulate a Gender and Development (GAD) Plan designed to address gender issues within their concerned sectors or mandate and implement applicable provisions in the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, the Beijing Platform for Action, the Millenium Development Goals (2000-2015),the Philippine Plan for Gender-Responsive Development, (1995-2025),and the Framework Plan for Women. The GAD Plan shall be integrated in the regular activities of the agencies, which shall be at least five percent (5%) of their respective budgets. HAaDTE
The development of the GAD Plan shall proceed from the conduct of gender analysis, the generation and review of sex-disaggregated data, and consultations with gender advocates and women clientele.
Its implementation shall contribute to poverty alleviation, the economic empowerment especially of marginalized women, the protection, promotion, and fulfillment of women's human rights, and the practice of gender-responsive governance. Utilization of the GAD budget shall be evaluated based on the GAD performance indicators identified by said agencies.
The preparation and submission of annual GAD Plans and annual GAD Accomplishment Reports shall be guided by Joint Circular No. 2004-01 dated April 5, 2004 issued by the DBM, NEDA, and Philippine Commission on Women (formerly the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women),as well as other guidelines on GAD Planning and Budgeting that may be issued by the appropriate oversight agencies.
SECTION 32. Programs/Projects Related to Senior Citizens and the Differently-Abled. The plans, programs and projects intended to address the concerns of senior citizens and differently-abled persons shall be integrated in the regular activities of the agencies, which shall be at least one percent (1%) of their respective budgets.
SECTION 33. Projects Related to Youth. The National Youth Commission, in coordination with the DBM and NEDA, shall formulate a set of guidelines for the implementation of projects related to youth.
In the formulation and implementation of their plans and programs, departments, bureaus, offices, agencies, SUCs, GOCCs and LGUs are encouraged to provide allocation for youth development projects and activities within the framework of the Philippine Medium-Term Youth Development Plan.
SECTION 34. Facilities for the Differently-Abled. All government facilities, including infrastructure, non-infrastructure and civil works projects of the government, as well as office buildings, streets and highways, shall provide architectural facilities or structural features and designs that shall reasonably enhance the mobility, safety and welfare of differently-abled persons pursuant to
SECTION 35. Kapit Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan Program. Departments, bureaus, offices, agencies, SUCs, GOCCs and LGUs may use the appropriations authorized herein to fund expenditures directly supportive of the Kapit Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan Program as may be determined and approved by the NAPC, and subject to such guidelines as may be issued for the purpose by the NAPC Secretariat. CITSAc
SECTION 36. Productivity Development and Food Security. Departments, bureaus, offices, agencies, SUCs, GOCCs and LGUs shall plant rice and other crops whenever feasible on government lands in its possession to develop productivity and promote food security. The implementation of this section shall be subject to guidelines to be issued by the DA and other agencies concerned.
SECTION 37. Human and Ecological Security Concerns. Departments, bureaus, offices, agencies, SUCs, GOCCs and LGUs are encouraged to undertake projects designed to address human and ecological security concerns. Implementation of this section shall be in accordance with the guidelines jointly issued by the DENR, DILG and Commission on Population.
SECTION 38. Disaster Prevention, Mitigation and Preparedness Projects. All departments, bureaus, offices and agencies are authorized to use their appropriations to implement projects designed to address disaster risk reduction and management activities pursuant to
SECTION 39. Millenium Development Goals. All departments, bureaus, offices, agencies, SUCs, GOCCs and LGUs are encouraged to undertake projects designed to support the attainment of the Millenium Development Goals.
Implementation of this provision shall be in accordance with the guidelines to be jointly issued by the NEDA, DBM and DILG.
SECTION 40. Fiscal Discipline Measures in Government Operations. All national government agencies shall implement fiscal discipline measures and review their respective expenditure programs approved pursuant to Section 34, Chapter 5, Book VI of
The rules and regulations to implement this section shall be issued by the DBM, subject to the approval of the President.
The Judicial and Legislative branches of government may institute their own respective fiscal discipline measures. AIDSTE
SECTION 41. Funding of Personnel Benefits. The personnel benefits costs of government officials and employees shall be charged against the funds from which their salaries are paid. All authorized supplemental or additional compensation, fringe benefits and other Personal Services costs of officials and employees whose salaries are drawn from special accounts or special funds shall similarly be charged against the corresponding fund from which their basic salaries are drawn. In no case shall such personnel benefits costs be charged against the General Fund of the National Government.
Personnel benefits costs shall include salary increases, step increment, incentive and service fees, commutation of vacation and sick leaves, retirement and life insurance premiums, compensation insurance premiums, health insurance premiums, HDMF contributions, hospitalization and medical benefits, scholarship and educational benefits, training and seminar expenses, all kinds of allowances, whether commutable or reimbursable, in cash or in kind, and other personnel benefits and privileges authorized by law, including the payment of retirement gratuities, separation pay and terminal leave benefits.
If the personnel benefits costs of government officials and employees, in whatever form, are partly sourced from the General Fund and partly from other sources, then in determining the fund source for payment of retirement gratuity and terminal leave benefits, only the portion attributed to personnel benefits cost charged against the General Fund shall be sourced from such. In no case shall personnel benefits costs charged against another source be charged against the General Fund.
Officials and employees on detail with other offices, including the representatives and support personnel of auditing units assigned to serve other offices or agencies, shall be paid their salaries, emoluments, allowances and the foregoing supplemental or additional compensation, fringe benefits and other Personal Services costs from the appropriations of their parent agencies. In no case shall such be charged against the appropriations of the agencies where they are assigned or detailed, except when authorized by law.
SECTION 42. Remittance of Compulsory Contributions. Notwithstanding the provisions of
Any increase in government and employee compulsory contributions may only be made after consultation with the DBM in order that the budgetary implications of such increase be duly considered. STaAcC
SECTION 43. Authorized Deductions. Deductions from salaries, emoluments or other benefits accruing to any government employee chargeable against the appropriations for Personal Services may be allowed for the payment of individual employee's contributions or obligations due the following:
(a) The BIR, GSIS, HDMF and PHILHEALTH;
(b) Mutual benefits associations, thrift banks and non-stock savings and loan associations duly operating under existing laws which are managed by and/or for the benefit of government employees;
(c) Associations/cooperatives/provident funds organized and managed by government employees for their benefit and welfare;
(d) Duly licensed insurance companies accredited by national government agencies; and
(e) Organizations or companies such as banks, non-bank financial institutions, financing companies and other similar entities that have authority to engage in lending and mutual benefits or mutual aid system as stated in their respective constitutions and by-laws approved by government regulating bodies such as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC),Insurance Commission (IC),Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and Cooperative Development Authority (CDA).
PROVIDED, That such deductions shall not reduce the employee's monthly net take home pay to an amount lower than Three Thousand Pesos (P3,000),after all authorized deductions: PROVIDED, FURTHER, That in the event total authorized deductions shall reduce net take home pay to less than Three Thousand Pesos (P3,000),authorized deductions under item (a) shall enjoy first preference, those under item (b) shall enjoy second preference, and so forth.
SECTION 44. Service Fees. Departments, bureaus, offices and agencies, which collect service fees for the payment of any obligation through authorized deductions under Section 43, shall deposit said service fees with the National Treasury, to be recorded in its books of accounts as trust receipts. Said service fees shall be used exclusively for the operation of a Provident Fund in favor of all its employees in accordance with pertinent rules and regulations. The Provident Fund shall be used for loaning operations and other purposes beneficial to all members as may be approved by its governing board.
SECTION 45. Personnel Economic Relief Allowance. The Personnel Economic Relief Allowance (PERA) in the amount of Two Thousand Pesos (P2,000) per month shall be granted to civilian government personnel whether occupying regular, contractual, or casual positions, appointive or elective whose positions are covered by DACTSa
SECTION 46. Uniform or Clothing Allowance. The appropriations provided for each department, bureau, office or agency may be used for Uniform or Clothing Allowance of employees at not more than Four Thousand Pesos (P4,000) each per annum, subject to the rules and regulations issued by the DBM. In case of deficiency, or in the absence of appropriation for the purpose, the requirements shall be charged against available savings of the agency.
SECTION 47. Implementation of The implementation of
In no case shall the grant of benefits authorized by
SECTION 48. Special Counsel Allowance. Lawyer-Personnel, including those designated to assume the duties of a legal officer and those in the legal staff of departments, bureaus, offices or agencies of the National Government deputized by the Office of the Solicitor General to appear in court as special counsel in collaboration with the Solicitor General or prosecutors concerned, are hereby authorized an allowance of One Thousand Pesos (P1,000) for each appearance or attendance of hearing except pursuant to a motion for extension, chargeable to savings in the appropriations of their respective offices, but not exceeding Four Thousand Pesos (P4,000) per month.
The grant of the Special Counsel Allowance shall be subject to the guidelines, rules and regulations issued by the DBM.
SECTION 49. Hazard Duty Pay. Departments, bureaus, offices and agencies which are not specifically authorized by law to grant Hazard Duty Pay are hereby allowed to use savings from their appropriations for payment thereof to officials and employees who are actually assigned to, and performing their duties in, strife-torn or embattled areas as may be determined and certified by the Secretary of National Defense. Hazard Duty Pay shall only be granted for the duration of such assignment. TSEcAD
The grant of Hazard Duty Pay shall be subject to the rules and regulations prescribed under Budget Circular No. 2005-4 and other rules and regulations issued by the DBM.
SECTION 50. Honoraria. The respective agency appropriations for honoraria shall only be paid to the following:
(a) Teaching personnel of the DepEd, TESDA, SUCs and other educational institutions, engaged in actual classroom teaching, whose teaching load is outside of the regular office hours or in excess of the regular load;
(b) Those who
(c) Chairs and members of commissions, boards, councils, and other similar entities, including the personnel thereof, who are not paid salaries nor per diems but compensated in the form of honoraria as provided by law, rules and regulations;
(d) Those who are involved in science and technological activities who render services beyond their regular workload;
(e) Officials and employees assigned to special projects, subject to the following conditions:
(i) Said special projects are reform-oriented or developmental, contribute to the improvement of service delivery and enhancement of the performance of the core functions of the agency, and have specific timeframes and deliveries for accomplishing objectives and milestones set by the agency for the year; and
(ii) Such assignment entails rendition of work in addition to, or over and above, their regular workload.
In these instances, rates of honoraria shall depend on the level of responsibilities, nature of work rendered, and extent of individual contribution to produce the desired outputs: PROVIDED, That the total honoraria received from all special projects shall not exceed twenty-five percent (25%) of the annual basic salaries; and IESDCH
(f) Officials and employees authorized to receive honoraria under
The grant of honoraria to the foregoing shall be subject to the guidelines prescribed under Budget Circular No. 2003-5, as amended by Budget Circular No. 2007-1 and National Budget Circular No. 2007-510, Budget Circular No. 2007-2, and other guidelines issued by the DBM.
SECTION 51. Representation and Transportation Allowances. The following officials of national government agencies, while in the actual performance of their respective functions, are hereby authorized monthly commutable Representation and Transportation Allowances payable from the programmed appropriations provided for their respective offices at rates indicated below, which shall apply to each type of allowance at:
(a) P11,000 for Department Secretaries;
(b) P8,700 for Department Undersecretaries;
(c) P7,800 for Department Assistant Secretaries;
(d) P7,000 for Bureau Directors and Department Regional Directors;
(e) P6,500 for Assistant Bureau Directors, Department Assistant Regional Directors, Bureau Regional Directors, and Department Service Chiefs;
(f) P5,500 for Assistant Bureau Regional Directors; and
(g) P4,000 for Chief of Divisions, identified as such in the Personal Services Itemization and Plantilla of Personnel.
The determination of those that are of equivalent ranks with the above cited officials in the government shall be made by the DBM.
The transportation allowance herein authorized shall not be granted to officials who are assigned or presently use government motor transportation. Unless otherwise provided by law, no amount appropriated in this
The representation and transportation allowances of local government officials who are of equivalent rank to the foregoing officials shall be at the same percentages as the salary rates under cSEaTH
SECTION 52. Official Vehicles and Transport. Government motor transportation may be used by the following officials with costs chargeable to the appropriations authorized for their respective offices:
(a) The President of the Philippines;
(b) The Vice-President;
(c) The President of the Senate;
(d) The Speaker of the House of Representatives;
(e) The Chief Justice and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court;
(f) The Presiding Justices of the Court of Appeals, Court of Tax Appeals, and the Sandiganbayan;
(g) The Department Secretaries, Undersecretaries, Assistant Secretaries and officials of equivalent rank;
(h) Ambassadors, Ministers Plenipotentiary and Consuls in charge of consulates, in their respective stations abroad;
(i) The Chief of Staff, the Vice-Chief of Staff, and the Commanding Generals of the Major Services of the Armed Forces of the Philippines;
(j) Heads of Constitutional Commissions and the Ombudsman;
(k) Bureau Directors, Department Regional Directors and Bureau Regional Directors; and
(l) Those who may be specifically authorized by the President of the Philippines, the Senate President, with respect to the Senate, the Speaker, with respect to the House of Representatives, and the Chief Justice, in the case of the Judiciary.
SECTION 53. Quarters Privileges. Officials and employees who, by virtue of their positions, are entitled to Quarters Privileges as authorized by law, shall be provided free quarters within their office premises. Directors and officials of equivalent rank who are transferred from one station to another by virtue of agency policies on reshuffling or rotation of personnel and do not own houses or rooms therein, shall also be provided free quarters within their office premises. HCETDS
Where there is not enough space to be used as quarters, the agency concerned may rent buildings or rooms which shall serve as quarters for said officials and employees. For those who opt for more expensive quarters other than those rented by their agencies, such preferred quarters may be secured provided that the difference between the rental cost and the amount authorized shall be paid by the officials and employees concerned.
Quarters Allowance shall only be paid when the agency has no quarters available.
Officials and employees not entitled to quarters privileges but are allowed to use quarters in government-owned buildings, shall be charged the corresponding cost of rentals subject to the guidelines issued by the DBM.
SECTION 54. Employment of Contractual Personnel. Heads of departments, bureaus, offices or agencies, when authorized in, and within the limits of their respective appropriations, under this
The contractual personnel employed pursuant to this section shall be considered as an employee of the hiring agency, limited to the year when their services are reasonably required.
The total annual Personal Services requirement for contractual personnel to cover salaries and other personnel benefits and fixed expenditures, shall in no case exceed the lump sum appropriation for the purpose.
SECTION 55. Year-End Bonus and Cash Gift. The Year-End Bonus equivalent to one (1) month basic salary and additional Cash Gift of Five Thousand Pesos (P5,000) provided under SHaIDE
One half (1/2) of said year-end bonus and cash gift may be paid not earlier than May 1 if at least a total of four (4) months of service have been rendered regardless of whether they will still be in the service as of October 31 of the same year. In case an official or employee retires or is separated from government before October 31, a proportionate share of the remaining balance of the Year-End Bonus and Cash Gift shall be granted to said official or employee, based on the monthly basic salary immediately preceding the date of retirement or separation.
Local Government personnel are likewise entitled to Year-End Bonus and Cash Gift chargeable against local funds.
The grant of the Year-End Bonus and/or Cash Gift shall be subject to the rules and regulations prescribed under Budget Circular No. 2010-1 dated April 28, 2010.
SECTION 56. Special Compensation and Other Benefits. GOCCs, including GFIs, who are exempt from, or are legally enjoying special compensation and other benefits which are superior to those authorized under
SECTION 57. Personal Liability of Officials or Employees for Payment of Unauthorized Personal Services Cost. No official or employee of the National Government, GOCCs and LGUs, shall be paid any personnel benefits charged against the appropriations in this
The payment of any unauthorized personnel benefit in violation of this section shall be null and void. The erring officials and employees shall be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with Section 43, Chapter 5 and Section 80, Chapter 7, Book VI of
SECTION 58. Use of Appropriations for Retirement Gratuity and Terminal Leave. Appropriations authorized in this
Unless authorized by law and duly formalized in an appropriate issuance by the DBM, no public funds shall be used for the payment of salary increases or adjustments resulting from automatic promotions with the intent of increasing the retirement and terminal leave benefits of government personnel.
Release and Use of Funds ATcaID
SECTION 59. Use of Savings. The President of the Philippines, the Senate President, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the Heads of Constitutional Commissions enjoying fiscal autonomy, and the Ombudsman are hereby authorized to augment any item in this
SECTION 60. Meaning of Savings and Augmentation. Savings refer to portions or balances of any programmed appropriation in this
Augmentation implies the existence in this
SECTION 61. Priority in the Use of Savings. In the use of savings, priority shall be given to the augmentation of the amounts set aside for compensation, year-end bonus and cash gift, retirement gratuity, terminal leave benefits, old-age pension of veterans and other personnel benefits authorized by law, and those expenditure items authorized in agency special provisions, in Section 16 and in other sections of the General Provisions of this
SECTION 62. Augmentation of Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses Items. Agencies may augment any item of expenditure within MOOE, except confidential and intelligence funds, from savings in other items of MOOE without prior approval of the DBM, subject to the limitations provided under Section 16 of the General Provisions in this ADCEcI
SECTION 63. Realignment/Relocation of Capital Outlays. The amount appropriated in this
SECTION 64. Implementation of Foreign-Assisted Projects. The amount appropriated in this
SECTION 65. Availability of Appropriations. Appropriations for MOOE and capital outlays authorized in this
SECTION 66. Prohibition Against Impoundment of Appropriations. No appropriations authorized under this
SECTION 67. Unmanageable National Government Budget Deficit. Retention or deduction of appropriations authorized in this
Unmanageable national government budget deficit as used in this section shall be construed to mean that (i) the actual national government budget deficit has exceeded the quarterly budget deficit targets consistent with the full-year target deficit as indicated in the FY 2011 Budget of Expenditures and Sources of Financing submitted by the President and approved by Congress pursuant to Section 22, Article VII of the Constitution, or (ii) there are clear economic indications of an impending occurrence of such condition, as determined by the Development Budget Coordinating Committee and approved by the President. IDaEHS
SECTION 68. Prohibition Against Retention/Deduction of Allotment. Fund releases from appropriations provided in this
SECTION 69. Automatic and Regular Release of Appropriations. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the appropriations authorized in this
SECTION 70. Direct Release of Funds to Regional Offices/Implementing Units. Funds allotted for regional offices/implementing units but included in the budgets of their central offices or which are specifically allocated for the different regions/implementing units shall be released directly to said regional offices/implementing units. For this purpose, the DBM shall identify by region/implementing unit the expenditure programs of agencies in the National Government budget and shall release funds intended for them in accordance with the approved regional distribution of expenditures specifying the region/implementing unit. Copies of fund releases to the said regional offices/implementing units shall be furnished the House Committee on Appropriations and the Senate Committee on Finance.
SECTION 71. Release of Lump-sum Appropriations. All lump-sum appropriations authorized in this
SECTION 72. Notice of Release of Funds. Release of funds for construction, repair, maintenance, rehabilitation, replacement, completion, betterment or improvement of roads and bridges, port works, flood control, waterworks/supply and government buildings and structures, shall be made after ten (10) days written notice to the representative of the legislative district concerned.
SECTION 73. Certification of Availability of Funds. Before entering into contracts involving the expenditure of public funds, all departments, bureaus, offices or agencies shall secure a certification of availability of funds for the purpose from the agency chief accountant, subject to Section 40, Chapter 5 and Section 58, Chapter 7, Book VI of
Departments, bureaus, offices or agencies, before entering into contracts for delivery of goods or services against future payment, shall likewise first secure a certification of availability of funds out of the agency's appropriations to cover the full contract price or the contracted amount for such goods or services. No contract shall be entered into nor work undertaken without such certification of fund availability. HCEcaT
SECTION 74. Disbursement of Funds. All appropriated funds shall be disbursed only through the BTr and/or authorized servicing banks under the Modified Disbursement Scheme.
SECTION 75. Limitations on Cash Advance/Reportorial Requirements. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, it is hereby declared a policy of the government not to grant cash advances until such time that the earlier cash advances availed of by the officials or employees concerned shall have been already liquidated pursuant to pertinent accounting and auditing rules and regulations, as certified by the head of the agency concerned and the COA auditor.
For this purpose, the head of the agency and the COA auditor shall be jointly responsible for the preparation and submission to the House Committee on Appropriations and Senate Committee on Finance of the Annual Report of Cash Advances indicating the names of the recipients, the items of expenditures for which said cash advances were disbursed, and the dates of liquidation as reflected in the Agency Books of Accounts.
SECTION 76. Limitations on Fund Transfers to Non-Government Organization and People's Organizations. It is hereby declared a policy of the government not to allow non-government organizations (NGOs) and people's organizations (POs) to participate in the implementation of any program or project of government agencies until such time that any earlier fund releases availed by the said NGOs and POs shall have been fully liquidated pursuant to pertinent accounting and auditing rules and regulations, as certified by the head of the agency concerned and the COA Auditor.
Government agencies shall likewise ensure that the NGOs and POs that they deal with are legitimate. A report on the fund releases indicating the names of NGOs and POs shall be prepared by the agency concerned and duly audited by the COA and shall be submitted to the Senate Committee on Finance and the House Committee on Appropriations.
SECTION 77. Preference for Priority Provinces, Cities and Municipalities. All departments, bureaus, offices and agencies shall give utmost priority in the utilization of their funds for basic services to all provinces, cities and municipalities with the poorest families as set forth in the National Anti-Poverty Program.
SECTION 78. Organizational and Staffing Pattern Changes. Unless otherwise provided by law or directed by the President of the Philippines, no organizational units or changes in key positions in any department or agency shall be authorized in their respective organizational structures and staffing patterns and funded from appropriations provided under this EaIDAT
SECTION 79. Institutional Strengthening and Productivity Improvement in Agency Organization and Operations and Implementation of Reorganization Mandated by Law. The government shall adopt institutional strengthening measures to improve service delivery and enhance productivity.
Heads of departments, bureaus, offices, agencies, and other entities of the Executive Branch shall: (i) conduct a comprehensive review of their respective mandates, missions, objectives, functions, programs, projects, activities, systems and procedures; (ii) identify areas where improvements are necessary; and (iii) implement corresponding structural, functional and operational adjustments that will result in streamlined organization and operations and improved performance and productivity.
The actual streamlining and productivity improvements in agency organization and operations, as authorized by the President of the Philippines for the purpose, including the utilization of savings generated from such activities, shall be in accordance with the rules and regulations to be issued by the DBM.
SECTION 80. Performance-Based Budgeting. Departments and agencies, which have already identified and harmonized their Major Final Outputs (MFOs) and Performance Indicators (PIs) and have rationalized their organizations to be more consistent with their MFOs and PIs, are authorized to restructure their budgets, and realign their programs, projects and activities as may be necessary, subject to the approval of the DBM.
The budgetary levels of the departments and agencies shall be based on their physical targets in terms of MFOs and PIs vis- -vis their absorptive capacity.
SECTION 81. Service Contracts. Departments, bureaus, offices or agencies, as well as GOCCs, are hereby authorized to enter into service contracts with other government agencies, private firms, individuals or NGOs for services related or incidental to their respective functions and operations, whether on part-time or full-time basis for a specific purpose and specified period.
Service contracts may be entered into by the agency for professional consultancy services, which may include contracts with individual consultants. For this purpose, an individual professional consultant is an expert in a field of special knowledge or training who is contracted to render particular outputs or services primarily advisory in nature requiring highly specialized or technical expertise which cannot be provided by the regular staff of the agency. Such hiring creates no employer-employee relationship between the individual professional consultant and the agency. SaTAED
Likewise, service contracts may be entered into by the agency for janitorial, security and other related services, whenever practicable and cost-effective for the government.
The foregoing service contracts shall be entered into by the agency through public bidding or other alternative methods of procurement in accordance with
SECTION 82. Implementation of Infrastructure Projects. In the implementation of infrastructure projects as authorized in this
SECTION 83. Lease-Rental of Computers and Other Information Technology Equipment. As an integral part of the fiscal discipline measures mandated by Section 40 hereof, it is hereby declared the policy of the government to "scale-down" expenditures on the acquisition and maintenance of computers and other information technology (IT) equipment as well as in the implementation of the computerization programs of government offices and agencies.
For this purpose, appropriations authorized in this
Implementation of this section shall be made in accordance with cDACST
SECTION 84. Electronic Interconnection Through the Internet and E-Commerce Application. Departments, bureaus, offices and agencies including GOCCs, may use existing appropriations to install an electronic on-line network to facilitate the open, speedy and efficient electronic on-line transmission conveyance and use of electronic data messages or documents consistent with
The amounts to be made available for the foregoing may be utilized in the acquisition of computer equipment, preferably on a lease basis if appropriate and more cost efficient, and for additional upgrading of hardware components, peripherals and software, subject to the provisions of
SECTION 85. Implementation of The appropriations provided in this
SECTION 86. Allocation for Mindanao. Thirty percent (30%) of the applicable lump-sum appropriations integrated in the budget of agencies under this
SECTION 87. Transfer of National Government Agencies and Funds to ARMM. National government offices and agencies in the ARMM which are not excluded under paragraph 9, Section 2, Article V of
The appropriations provided in this EICSDT
SECTION 88. Allocation for ARMM in Nationwide Projects. In the implementation of nationwide projects, programs, and activities, whether funded under this
SECTION 89. Allocation for LGUs. The Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) shall be apportioned among LGUs, including provinces, cities, and municipalities created, approved, and ratified in 2010, in accordance with the allocation formula prescribed under Section 285 of
(a) The land area shall be based on the FY 2001 Land Management Bureau (LMB) certified Masterlist of Land Area unless the FYs 2004 and 2007 LMB certified Masterlist of Land Area has been validated by the DILG, NAMRIA and representatives of the Leagues of Provinces, Cities and Municipalities, and endorsed by the Secretary of DENR and the Regional Secretary of the ARMM to DBM on or before December 31, 2010; and
(b) The population shall be based on the FY 2007 Presidential Proclamation on the Official Population Count of the Philippines by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay.
PROVIDED, That any adjustments that occured, including final and executory court decisions rendered, and such other changes, modifications or alterations in any of the factors affecting the computation of IRA that occured, rendered or happened in FY 2011 shall only be considered and implemented in FY 2012: PROVIDED, FURTHER, That member-municipalities may charge their share in the capitalization of the Partido Development Administration pursuant to
Enforcement of Sections 325 (a) and 331 (b) of AacCHD
SECTION 90. Use and Disbursement of Internal Revenue Allotment of LGUs. The amount appropriated for the LGUs share in the Internal Revenue Allotment shall be used in accordance with Sections 17 (g) and 287 of
SECTION 91. Strict Adherence to Procurement Procedures, Laws, Rules and Regulations. In the procurement of infrastructure projects, goods and consulting services, including works undertaken by administration, all departments, bureaus, offices and agencies, including SUCs, GOCCs and LGUs shall strictly adhere to the provisions of
Consistent with the policy of transparency, and to achieve efficiency in the procurement process, procuring entities shall utilize the G-EPS, through its electronic catalogue facility, for the procurement of common-use supplies: PROVIDED, FURTHER, That all invitations to Apply for Eligibility and to Bid, Notices of Award, and all other procurement-related notices shall be posted in the G-EPS Electronic Bulletin Board in accordance with the Revised
For this purpose, all Central, Regional, and District Offices of national government agencies, SUCs, GOCCs, GFIs, and LGUs, specifically the provincial and city governments, are mandated to use the G-EPS and all its available facilities in their procurement activities. Similarly, all regional offices of national government agencies and municipal governments shall undertake measures to ensure their on-line access and connectivity to the G-EPS and its full use.
SECTION 92. Construction Standards and Guidelines. Appropriations authorized under this STECAc
In the implementation of the construction projects, Sections 2-7, 9-10 and 12 of
SECTION 93. Implementing Agency for Nationally Funded Projects. Pursuant to Section 17 (c) of
SECTION 94. Submission of Annual Operating Budgets for Retained Income and Financial Statements. Any department, bureau, office, or agency that is authorized by law to retain and use its income shall prepare and submit its annual operating budget covering its income and corresponding expenditures as well as its audited financial statements of the immediately preceding year to the DBM not later than March 1 of every year.
Failure to submit the said annual operating budget and the audited financial statements shall render any disbursement from said retained income void, and shall subject the erring officials and employees to disciplinary actions in accordance with Section 43, Chapter 5, and Section 80, Chapter 7, Book VI of
SECTION 95. Report on Compliance with COA Audit Findings and Recommendations. All departments, bureaus, offices, and agencies, including GOCCs and LGUs, shall within sixty (60) days from their receipt of the COA annual audit report, submit to the COA a status report on the actions taken on said audit findings and recommendations, copy furnished the DBM, the House Committee on Appropriations and the Senate Committee on Finance.
SECTION 96. Submission of Quarterly Financial and Narrative Accomplishment Reports. Within thirty (30) days after the end of each quarter, each department, bureau, office or agency shall submit a quarterly financial and narrative accomplishment reports to the House Committee on Appropriations and the Senate Committee on Finance, copy furnished the DBM, the COA, and the appropriate Committee Chairman of the House of Representatives. The financial report shall show the cumulative allotments, obligations incurred/liquidated, total disbursements, unliquidated obligations, unobligated and unexpended balances, and the results of expended appropriations. EDIHSC
The quarterly report shall also include detailed statements on the disbursements and utilization of appropriations for the purchase of motor vehicles and equipment, capital investment outlays, as well as appropriations earmarked and released for rentals, travels, petroleum, oil and lubricants, water, illumination and power services, telephone and other communication services.
Likewise, the DBM shall submit to the House Committee on Appropriations and the Senate Committee on Finance a quarterly report on releases made from the lump-sum Special Purpose Funds, Supplemental Appropriations, Continuing Appropriations and Automatic Appropriations, and as applicable, the unreleased balances of such appropriations.
SECTION 97. Transparency and Accountability in Government Operations. To enhance transparency and enforce accountability, each department, bureau, office or agency, especially the Constitutional Commissions, branches of government and offices enjoying fiscal autonomy, shall post on their official websites their respective approved budgets immediately upon approval of this
The respective heads of the above-stated agencies and offices shall be responsible for ensuring compliance with this section. Moreover, non-compliance with the foregoing requirements may be made a basis for the discontinuance of the program/project concerned.
SECTION 98. Oversight Committees on Public Expenditures. The Senate and the House of Representatives shall each constitute an Oversight Committee on Public Expenditures which shall primarily monitor that government funds are spent in accordance with the law. (GENERAL OBSERVATION President's Veto Message, December 27, 2010, page 1256, R.A. No. 10147)
SECTION 99. Exemption from Garnishment. All amounts appropriated and released under this
SECTION 100. Separability Clause. If for any reason, any section or provision of this ITEcAD
SECTION 101. Effectivity. The provisions of this