The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) today announced the launch of the web page for the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), shortly after Budget and Management Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad furnished copies of the full list of DAP projects to members of the Senate Committee on Finance this morning.
I had already presented DAP to the Senate Committee on Finance in October 2011, during the presentation of the proposed 2012 National Budget. I am very grateful that you have once again welcomed us into these halls to explain DAP anew, and this time for the benefit of the larger public.
The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) today said that no funds released through the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) were allocated for the compensation of Hacienda Luisita landowners, contrary to a statement made by Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) chair Rafael Mariano.
The Bureau of Customs (BOC) posted revenues of P27.33 billion for the month of June 2014, up 17.5% versus the same month last year. The final report from the Bureau of the Treasury showed that cash collections—those generated from BOC operations net of the Tax Expenditure Fund (TEF), or paper transactions from government importations—grew 17% to P27.28 billion.
Responding to news reports implying that the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) mostly supported legislator-endorsed projects, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) today said that the number of Special Allotment Release Orders (SAROs) issued to agencies for lawmaker-backed projects was not the proper measure for the program’s reach.
“Bringing universal health insurance is still a priority in the Aquino administration’s reform campaign. Central to our health agenda in the country is ensuring that the poorest have access to quality medical and health services. We therefore allotted a significant amount for the health insurance benefits of our indigents and their families this year,” Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad said.
Secretary of Budget and Management Florencio “Butch” Abad today said that the Daylight Dialogue—held today at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace—was a prime opportunity for the government to reflect on its accomplishments in facilitating good governance in the country, as well as for engaging various stakeholders to boost the Aquino administration’s reform agenda.
Following his National Address on the filing of a motion for reconsideration on the High Court’s ruling on the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), President Benigno S. Aquino III today instructed the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to release the official list of projects funded through the DAP.
The Aquino Administration through the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) released P891.4 million to settle the unpaid Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) premium contributions of Department of Education (DepEd) personnel in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).
Although I was wholly prepared to relinquish my post, I am grateful for the President’s expression of his continuing trust and confidence in my leadership of the Department. I have thus chosen to defer to his better judgment and stay.