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PIA Press Release
Tuesday, January 10, 2012

 

96% of P72.11-B DAP already released, 77.5% disbursed

Abad: New P13.4-B fund to bolster economy and infra development

MANILA, 10 January (DBM) -- The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) today announced that 96 percent or P69.3 billion of the P72.11 billion Disbursement Acceleration Plan (DAP) has successfully been released to agencies and government-owned or -controlled corporations (GOCCs) as of end-December 2011.

Budget and Management Secretary Florencio B. Abad said that of the total amount, P53.8 billion or 77.5 percent was already disbursed by agencies and GOCCs beginning October 12, when the President approved the DAP.

"We released about P8 billion from December 6 to 29 alone to agencies and GOCCs to ramp up spending. The DAP contributed immensely to the government's increased spending in the last months of the year, allowing agencies to quickly implement programs and projects aligned with the Aquino Social Contract to the Filipino People," Abad said.

He also confirmed that President Benigno S. Aquino III has augmented the DAP with an additional P13.4 billion, bringing the total available releases to P85.5 billion. The added funds will help scale up government spending and strengthen the national economy for fiscal year 2012.

The additional fund was sourced from the pooled savings of the 2011 General Appropriations Act (GAA) that corresponded to completed or discontinued projects under certain departments or agencies.

"The amount is targeted to provide new activities which have not been anticipated during the preparation of the budget, as well as to augment additional requirements for on-going priority projects. It will also provide for deficiencies under the Special Purpose Fund, including the Calamity Fund and Contingent Fund, and augment the much-reduced internal revenue allocations for local government units," Abad said.

As of end-December 29, allotment releases for the P13.4-billion additional funding have also amounted to P11.0 billion, with P7.6 billion or 68 percent in actual disbursements.

Meanwhile, of the original P72.11 billion DAP, cash releases by the end of December amounted to P58.0 billion, with actual disbursements of P53.8 billion.

Table 1: Disbursement Acceleration Plan Status as of end December 2011 (in P billion)
ParticularsSpecial Allotment Release OrderNotice of Cash AllocationActual Disbursement
P72.11 billion (first approval)P69.35P58.0P53.80
P13.4 billion (second approval)P11.09P6.85P7.55
GRAND TOTALP80.44P64.87P61.36

Furthermore, actual disbursements under the P72.11-billion first approved DAP grew by about P12.14 billion to P53.80 billion as of end-December, as compared to the December 6, 2011 status of 41.66 billion. 100 percent of allocations for GOCCs were also released and disbursed by their respective agencies.

Table 2: Breakdown of Releases of P72.11-B DAP to GOCCs and NGAs/LGUs (in P billion)
ParticularsRequired AmountSAROs ReleasedNCAs ReleasedDisbursements
GOCCs26.94526.94526.94526.945
NGAs/LGUs45.16542.40431.0726.86
TOTAL72.1169.34958.0253.807
Note: 1) The difference between SAROs and NCAs released to GOCCs worth P7.932 billion represents cash requirements for CARP landowners' compensation, which does not require SAROs.

Notable projects for the additional P13.4 billion include the P1.6-billion nationwide Disaster Risk, Exposure, Assessment and Mitigation (DREAM) program of the Department of Science and Technology, the P450-million Jalaur River Multipurpose Project of the Department of Agriculture, as well as the additional P4.28-billion budget for state universities and colleges (SUCs) under the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

New Projects Under the P13.4 billion DAP
ProjectAmount
DOSTNationwide Disaster Risk, Exposure, Assessment and Mitigation (DREAM)P1.6 billion
DA-NIAJalaur River Multipurpose ProjectP450 million
MMDASolid Waste Disposal ProjectP230 million
Urban Renewal, Traffic Management, Flood Control (Phase I)P154.403 million
Priority Flood Control ProjectsP295.571 million
DPWHVarious infrastructure projectsP159.917 million
DILGSpecial capacity building project for people's and non-government organizations (Pos/NGOs)P43.323 million
LGUsOther various local projectsP1.88 billion
BOCIT infrastructure maintenance projectP192.64 million
DPWHPayment of right of way claims nationwideP719.02 million
Incentives of personnel affected by the rationalization programP2.286 billion
PNPAdditional funds for MOOE of PNP Regional Offices/PNP stationsP115.55 million
CHEDAdditional budget for SUCs:
a) Institutional capacity building of leading state universities
b) Grants-in-Aid program for poverty alleviation
c) Modernizing HE facilities
P4.284 billion
LLDAInfrastructure upgrade and development programP270 million
DOSTEstablishment of the Advanced Failure Analysis LaboratoryP300 million
DAPHarmonization of National Government Performance Monitoring and Reporting SystemsP5 million
PSGMalacañang Security and Communication PlanP248.327 million
DPWHPermanent Maguiling Bridge ProjectP145 million
GRAND TOTAL P13,379 billion

For inquiries, further questions and requests for interview, please contact:

OSEC-Public Information Unit (490 1000 local 2602, 0908 869 8170, dbmcommunications@gmail.com). Look for Ms. Louie Belmonte. (DBM)

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