- Requiring the Immediate Reversion to Surplus of Certain Accounts Payable and Unliquidated Obligations
- Executive Order No. 228
April 29, 1970
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 228
REQUIRING THE IMMEDIATE REVERSION TO SURPLUS OF ALL ACCOUNTS PAYABLE AND UNLIQUIDATED OBLIGATIONS WHICH ARE TWO YEARS OLD OR OVER AND/OR OTHER UNDOCUMENTED PAYABLE ACCOUNTS IRRESPECTIVE OF AGE, AND PRESCRIBING THE PROCEDURES FOR CERTIFICATION TO ACCOUNTS PAYABLE AT THE END OF THE FISCAL YEAR
WHEREAS, it has become necessary to clear the books of accounts of national government agencies of accounts payable and unliquidated obligations which are two years old or over and/or other undocumented payable accounts irrespective of age; and define the procedures to be uniformly followed by Chief Accountants in certifying obligations to accounts payable at the end of every fiscal year in order to avoid fictitious certifications which have proven to be inimical to the attainment of a balanced budget and to give a true picture of the financial condition of the national government; ICacDE
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, and upon recommendation of the Joint Committee on Financial Management Improvement Program composed of the Secretary of Finance, Auditor General and Commissioner of the Budget, do hereby order and prescribe the procedures for the reversion to surplus of all accounts payable and unliquidated obligations which are two years old or over and/or other undocumented payable accounts irrespective of age; and for certifying to accounts payable unobligated allotments at the end of every fiscal year as follows:
SECTION 1. Reversion to Surplus. Within thirty (30) days after the issuance of this Order, all accounts payable and unliquidated obligations in the books of national government agencies which are two years old or over and/or other undocumented payable accounts irrespective of age shall be reverted to surplus strictly in accordance with the provisions of TIDaCE
Henceforth, all undocumented payable accounts appearing in the books shall be reverted to surplus irrespective of age.
SECTION 2. Certification to Accounts Payable at the End of the Fiscal Year. All requests for obligation of allotments (ROA) in May and June of each fiscal year shall be passed upon by the resident Auditors of national bureaus and offices as to the validity and proper documentation of the transactions. Any and all requests for obligation of allotments not properly documented shall be returned by the resident Auditor to the Head of the Agency for cancellation.
SECTION 3. Applicability. The procedures herein prescribed shall apply to all funds, except trust funds, as long as the purposes for which such funds have been created have not been accomplished.
SECTION 4. Failure on the Part of the Heads of Departments, Bureaus and Offices and Others Concerned to Observe the Provisions of this Order. Failure on the part of the heads of departments, bureaus and offices and others concerned to observe the provisions of this Order shall be valid ground for administrative action against them.
SECTION 5. Effectivity. This Order shall take effect immediately.
DONE in the City of Manila, this 29th day of April, in the year of Our Lord, Nineteen Hundred and Seventy. TSIDEa