Bantay Korapsyon Program was implemented to uproot the abusive and corrupt in the government, especially in agencies directly attached to DILG.
The DILG, PNP, and other partner agencies, acted on the grievances reported by its citizens.
The Communication for Perpetual end to Extreme violence and forming Alliance towards positive change and Enriched Communities (C4PEACE), Retooled Community Support Program (RCSP), The Capacitating Urban Communities for Peace and Development (CUCPD), Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP), and Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and Insurgency (PCVEI) Programs were implemented to support harmonious resolution to armed conflict in the country.
Private sector is asked to support out Balik-Probinsya, Balik Pag-asa Program by investing in the provinces and providing opportunities for locals.
Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) received the largest share in the amount of PHP 200.96 Billion for their Social Amelioration Program, benefiting around 23 million low-income households in the country.
Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) received PHP 12.9-billion and PHP 11.10-billion, respectively, to support their programs for displaced formal and informal workers, Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and affected farmers and fisherfolks.
Provided a budget of PHP 51.0 billion for the Small Business Wage Subsidy Program which aimed to benefit affected Micro, Medium and Small Enterprises (MSMEs) through the Department of Finance (DOF).
The Department of Health (DOH) received an allotment of PHP 48.23 Billion to fund the agency's immediate and continued COVID-19 response programs as well as for the procurement of test kits and PPEs.
PHP 37.5 billion was released as Bayanihan grants to provinces, cities and municipalities. Of this amount, PHP 7.602 billion were already liquidated by 386 LGUs. Bulk of the liquidated amount (54.24%) went to food assistance and other relief goods for affected households followed by procurement of hospital equipment and supplies (9.63%) and other necessary COVID-19-related PPAs and expenses (8.00%).
The Department of Education (DepEd) also received PHP 10.91 billion for its Basic Education Learning Continuity Plan (BE-LCP) program which aims to ensure educational continuity in this time of crisis by adopting multiple learning delivery modes such as distance learning and blended learning, among others, while ensuring the health, safety and welfare of all learners, teachers and personnel.
The remaining PHP 2.58 Billion was released to other agencies including the Department of Science and Technology, Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Foreign Affairs, and Department of the Interior and Local Government, among others.
The PCOO, together with the Office of the Presidential Spokesperson (OPS), conducts daily press briefings with the Malacañang Press Corps to allow the public to ask questions and seek clarifications directly from government officials regarding COVID-19 measures.
The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) also conducted online public surveys to rapidly assess the impact of the pandemic and of the enhanced community quarantine imposed in the country.
The survey results, among others, were used to craft the We Recover as One Report, which provides recommended policies, programs, and strategies to rebuild public confidence and to facilitate the transition to the new normal.
The National Anti-Poverty Commission engaged 46 basic sectors and Ka-Sambayanihan volunteers to ensure that government assistance reaches those who are in need during the pandemic.
Out of 117 countries evaluated for the 2019 Open Budget Survey, the Philippines secured the top spot in Southeast Asia for budget transparency, making us the most fiscally transparent country in the region while ranking 10th place worldwide.
The Philippines is also the only country in the world where citizens are part of the auditing team. This is being done through the Citizen Participatory Audit (CPA) program of the Commission on Audit (COA).
The Philippines remains to be recognized as a global leader in the open government space and our experiences are continuously shared and cited in various global and regional platforms, such as the Open Government Partnership (OGP), Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency (GIFT), Association for Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), among others.
The Freedom of Information (FOI) Program received more than 22,843 requests from the public were submitted as of May 2020. Out of all the requests received, 49% (11,162 requests) were completely acted upon. There were also efforts to localize the FOI program and as of date, about (25) LGUs have already passed their local FOI Ordinances.