Presidential Communications Operations Office

  PIA Bldg, Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  Tuesday, 13 April 2021 News Before 1 Feb 2012. Click for Latest
Web PIA  
PBB Guidelines 2016
Click to Open
PIA Snapshot

PIA Online
One Mindanao eNewsmagazine
One Visayas eNewsletter
One Luzon eNewsmagazine
ST@R eNewsmagazine
PIA Members Only:
PMIS | PANP Phone Directory
PIAEA Corner:
Application | View PIAEA Site
Special News Editions:
PIA Specials:
NEW! Cabinet Officials
Jobs.Slides.Specials.Ads. Events.ASEAN.Multimedia
PIA News Archive:
Information to Empower Filipinos
English NewsFoto ArchivesRegional WatchOFW Watch
FrontpageHeadlines by RegionNews ArchivePIA SpecialsICT News

PIA Press Release
Wednesday, January 18, 2012


DBM broadens civil society engagement in 2013 budget preps

MANILA, Jan. 18 -- Consistent with the government’s agenda to promote transparent and participatory budget preparations, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) confirmed that six additional departments and three more agencies will conduct consultations with civil society organizations (CSOs) in crafting the 2013 national budget.

The departments and agencies tasked to undertake CSO consultations are the Departments of Environment and Natural Resources, the Interior and Local Government, Justice, Labor and Employment, Tourism, and Transportation and Communication. In addition, agencies identified are the Land Rail Transit, National Electrification Administration, and National Irrigation Administration.

“The Aquino government believes in creating ample space for citizen participation in governance so that the national budget can account for crucial, sector-focused needs. By gathering insights from CSOs and other people’s groups and involving them in the budget preparation process, the Administration will be better-positioned to ensure direct, immediate, and sustainable benefits for all Filipinos,” Abad said.

The addition of these offices raises the total number of departments and agencies with CSO engagements to 12 and six, respectively.

Last year, the DBM piloted six pioneer Departments for the creation of the 2012 General Appropriations Act: Education, Health, Social Welfare and Development, Public Works, and Agriculture and Agrarian Reform. Pioneer agencies were composed of the National Food Authority, National Housing Authority and National Home Mortgage Finance Corporation.

“Expanding the reach of our CSO engagement activities is part of the government’s commitment to the Open Government Partnership, of which the Philippines is an active member-country. In light of this, we’ve increased the number of departments and agencies tasked to engage in consultations with CSOs, both at the national and regional level,” Abad said.

He also encouraged other departments and agencies to open their doors to civic society groups in drafting their budget proposals, citing the success of CSO engagement activities in the preparation of the 2012 budget.

“This year’s budget is a product of consultations with CSOs, which proved to be very effective. It allowed the people—represented by civic groups—to air their concerns and suggestions on public expenditure and become active participants in the budget preparation process,” Abad said.(DBM)

Latest Stories
  • DOST project beneficiary produces biggest 'ulang' (R02)
  • Solar energy to light up 75 more houses in off-grid areas in NegOr (R07)
  • DA plans to use Mindanao program in Luzon (R11)
  • DSWD 1 marks its 61st anniversary celeb in February (R01)
  • 500 poor families get 'bags of blessing' (R06)
  • Close to 200 Negros Occidental police officers get promotion (R06)
  • NGO urges public to collect, propagate seeds to create native tree forests in CV (R07)
  • Police Information Officers receives commendation medals (R06)
  • DSWD brings Pantawid Pamilya program to Dumaguete City (R07)
  • LGU issues guidelines on use of municipal filling station (CAR)
  • NGO to hold free breast, cervical cancer screening (R07)
  • Aklan detainees trained on proper waste management (R06)
  • Hiligaynon news: DOLE 6 may bag-o nga direktor (R06)
  • Mangrove tree planting to highlight World Wetlands Day (R06)
  • Balikbayan finds ulang production profitable (R02)
  • Hiligaynon news: Impormasyon sa populasyon sa Iloilo nagapakita pagkinahanglan sa pagmanehar sing maayo (R06)
  • Various activities to mark World Wetlands Day in Iloilo (R06)
  • Tagalog News: Tapul Reef, ipinapadeklarang fish sanctuary (MIM)
  • Hiligaynon news: Alert Level sa Yemen napanubo sa level 2 – DFA (R06)
  • P118-M worth of Infra projects implemented by Dipolog in 2011 (R09)
    GOOD NEWS Series
    PIA Special Sites:

    ASEAN Philippines

    Philippine Official Gazette | Office of the President | Presidential Communications Operations Office
    For comments and feedback, please email PIA Newsdesk
    Copyright © 2005 Philippine Information Agency
    PIA Building, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines