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Covid-19 releases reach P374B — DBM


THE coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic-related releases by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has reached P374.88 billion to date.

Data showed on Tuesday that of the total, the bulk or P200.97 billion was released to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for its Social Amelioration Program (SAP), and other expenses.

Other agencies with the biggest allotments were: the Department of Finance (DoF) with P88.52 billion, Department of Health (DoH) with P48.23 billion, Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) with P12.58 billion, Department of Agriculture (DA) with P11.09 billion, Department of Education (DepEd) with P10.91 billion, and the Department of National Defense (DND) with P1.16 billion.


The Budget department data also revealed that P747.92 million was released to the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), P400 million to state universities and colleges, P203 million to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), P53.23 million to the Department of Science and Technology (DoST), P5.09 million to Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), and P500,000 to the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP).


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