P1.13-B fund to rebuild 5,055 classrooms

P1.13 billion was released to the Department of Education (DepEd) for the repair and rehabilitation of 5,055 classrooms damaged by typhoons Glenda and Yolanda and the Zamboanga siege.

P1.2-B mobilized for Typhoon Ruby rehab

The P1.2-billion release—which will be used for post-Ruby rehabilitation in Regions IV-B, VI, and VIII—was charged against the P14-billion National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Fund in the FY 2015 General Appropriations Act.

DBM: Brisk, robust spending seen in 2015

According to Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad, the DBM is already addressing spending efficiency issues among major implementing agencies, many of whom were unable to make full use of their respective budgets in the previous fiscal year.