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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6642

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6642  - AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE OPERATION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES FROM JANUARY ONE TO DECEMBER THIRTY-ONE, NINETEEN HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-EIGHT, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
 


Section 1.    Appropriation of Funds. — The following sums, or so much thereof as may be necessary, are hereby appropriated out of any funds in the National Treasury of the Philippines not otherwise appropriated, for the operation of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines from January one to December thirty-one, nineteen hundred and eighty-eight except where otherwise specifically provided herein:

SUMMARY OF CY 1988 NEW APPROPRIATIONS
    (in pesos)

I.    CONGRESS OF THE PHILIPPINES    65,000,000
        —————

II.    OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT    475,455,000

A.    The President's Offices    221,146,000

B.    National Security Council     10,000,000

C.    Office of the Press Secretary     94,381,000

C.1    Office of the Press Secretary (Proper)    20,934,000

C.2    Bureau of Broadcast Services    27,316,000

C.3    Bureau of Communications Services    9,750,000

C.4    News and Information Bureau    16,467,000

C.5    Presidential Broadcast Staff (RTVM)    19,914,000

D.    Presidential Commission on Culture and Arts    4,460,000

E.    Presidential Commission on Good Government    56,075,000

F.    Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor    14,168,000

G.    President's Center for Special Studies    9,419,000

H.    Presidential Management Staff    65,806,000
        —————

H.1    Presidential Management Staff (Proper)    59,399,000

H.2    Sacobia Development Authority    6,407,000

III.    OFFICE OF THE VICE-PRESIDENT    13,413,000
        —————

IV.    DEPARTMENT OF AGRARIAN REFORM    370,269,000
        —————

A.    Office of the Secretary    370,269,000

V.    DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE    1,836,000,000
        ——————

A.    Office of the Secretary    1,687,230,000

B.    Agricultural Credit Policy Council    10,381,000

C.    Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority    12,511,000

D.    Fiber Industry Development Authority    34,403,000

E.    Livestock Development Council    7,765,000

F.    National Agricultural and Fishery Council    44,065,000

G.    Regional Cooperatives Development
    Assistance Office, Region IX    20,120,000

H.    Regional Cooperatives Development
    Assistance Office, Region XII    19,525,000

VI.    DEPARTMENT OF BUDGET AND
    MANAGEMENT    217,228,000
        —————

A.    Office of the Secretary    217,228,000


VII.    NATIONAL ECONOMIC AND
    DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY    162,449,000

A.    Office of the Director-General    136,474,000

B.    National Council on Integrated Area
    Development    12,011,000

C.    Philippine National Volunteer Service
    Coordinating Agency    2,018,000

D.    Tariff Commission    11,946,000

VIII.    DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, CULTURE
    AND SPORTS    15,100,335,000
        ——————

A.    Office of the Secretary    15,030,142,000

B.    Institute of Philippine Languages    7,426,000

C.    National Historical Institute    20,546,000

D.    National Library    11,559,000

E.    National Museum    19,385,000

F.    Records Management and Archives Office    11,277,000

IX.    STATE UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES    2,364,026,000
        ——————

A.    National Capital Region    933,107,000
        ——————

A.1    Eulogio "Amang" Rodriguez Institute
    of Science and Technology    16,332,000

A.2    Philippine Merchant Marine Academy    16,418,000

A.3    Philippine Normal College    39,605,000

A.4    Polytechnic University of the Philippines    84,476,000

A.5    Rizal Technological Colleges    21,287,000

A.6    Technological University of the Philippines    54,087,000

A.7    University of the Philippines System    700,902,000

B.    Region I-Ilocos Region    215,876,000
        —————

B.1    Abra State Institute of Sciences and
    Technology    6,266,000

B.2    Benguet State University    26,050,000

B.3    Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State
    University    53,148,000

B.4    Mariano Marcos State University    54,167,000

B.5    Cotton Research and Development Institute    7,793,000

B.6    Philippine Tobacco Research and
    Training Center    15,168,000

B.7    Pangasinan State University    29,938,000

B.8    University of Northern Philippines    23,346,000

C.    Region II-Cagayan Valley    119,983,000
        —————

C.1    Cagayan State University    42,221,000

C.2    Ifugao State College of Agriculture
    and Forestry    11,361,000

C.3    Isabela State University    38,619,000

C.4    Nueva Vizcaya State Institute of
    Technology    17,537,000

C.5    Nueva Vizcaya State Polytechnic College    6,528,000

C.6    Quirino State College    3,717,000

D.    Region III-Central Luzon    129,951,000
        —————

D.1    Bulacan College of Arts and Trades    13,738,000

D.2    Central Luzon Polytechnic College    18,462,000

D.3    Central Luzon State University    44,937,000

D.4    Don Honorio Ventura College of
    Arts and Trades    10,414,000

D.5    Pampanga Agricultural College    13,334,000

D.6    Tarlac College of Agriculture    11,768,000

D.7    Tarlac College of Technology    12,106,000

D.8    Western Luzon Agricultural College    5,192,000

E.    Region IV-Southern Tagalog and Palawan    101,696,000
        —————

E.1    Don Severino Agricultural College    14,387,000

E.2    Laguna State Polytechnic College    4,594,000

E.3    Marinduque Institute of Science and
    Technology    5,282,000

E.4    Occidental Mindoro National College    9,438,000

E.5    Pablo Borbon Memorial Institute of
    Technology    13,891,000

E.6    Palawan National Agricultural College    22,317,000

E.7    Palawan State College    10,847,000

E.8    Rizal College of Agriculture and Technology    4,742,000

E.9    Romblon State College    4,946,000

E.10    Southern Luzon Polytechnic College    11,252,000

F.    Region V-Bicol    103,096,000
        —————

F.1    Bicol University    51,103,000

F.2    Camarines Sur Polytechnic College    1,238,000

F.3    Camarines Sur State Agricultural College    14,246,000

F.4    Catanduanes State College    36,509,000

G.    Region VI-Western Visayas    104,559,000
        —————

G.1    Iloilo State College of Fisheries    9,165,000

G.2    Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College    5,375,000

G.3    Paglaum State College    10,632,000

G.4    Panay State Polytechnic College    17,117,000

G.5    Polytechnic State College of Antique    5,783,000

G.6    West Visayas State University    43,226,000

G.7    Western Visayas College of Science
    and Technology    13,261,000

H.    Region VII-Central Visayas    59,341,000
        —————

H.1    Cebu State College    9,230,000

H.2    Cebu State College of Science and
    Technology    39,398,000

H.3    Central Visayas Polytechnic College    10,713,000

I.    Region VIII-Eastern Visayas    121,184,000
        —————

I.1    Eastern Samar State College    5,084,000

I.2    Leyte Institute of Technology    14,650,000

I.3    Leyte State College    8,747,000

I.4    Naval Institute of Technology    5,947,000

I.5    Palompon Institute of Technology    6,647,000

I.6    Samar State Polytechnic College    8,040,000

I.7    Tiburcio Tancinco Memorial Institute
    of Science and Technology    4,818,000

I.8    University of Eastern Philippines    18,525,000

I.9    Visayas State College of Agriculture    48,726,000

J.    Region IX-Western Mindanao    90,752,000
        —————

J.1    Basilan State College     4,072,000

J.2    Sulu State College    6,748,000

J.3    MSU-Tawi-Tawi College of Technology
    and Oceanography    30,773,000

J.4    Tawi-Tawi Regional Agricultural College    3,340,000

J.5    Western Mindanao State University    30,825,000

J.6    Zamboanga State College of Marine
    Sciences and Technology    14,994,000

K.    Region X-Northern Mindanao    67,165,000
        —————

K.1    Bukidnon State College    11,250,000

K.2    Central Mindanao University    35,690,000

K.3    Don Mariano Marcos Memorial
    Polytechnic State College    14,181,000

K.4    Misamis Oriental State College of
    Agriculture and Technology    2,651,000

K.5    Northern Mindanao State Institute
    of Science and Technology    3,393,000

L.    Region XI-Southeastern Mindanao    24,485,000
        —————

L.1    Southern Philippines Agri-Business
    and Marine and Aquatic School of
    Technology    4,257,000

L.2    University of Southeastern Philippines    20,228,000

M.    Region XII-Southern Mindanao    292,831,000
        —————

M.1    Cotabato Foundation College of
    Science and Technology    8,737,000

M.2    Cotabato City State Polytechnic College    14,383,000

M.3    Mindanao State University     174,230,000

M.4    MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology    61,001,000

M.5    University of Southern Mindanao    34,480,000

X.    DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND
    NATURAL RESOURCES    1,476,613,000
        ——————

A.    Office of the Secretary    1,427,746,000

B.    National Mapping and Resource
    Information Authority    48,867,000

XI.    DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE    1,079,261,000
        ——————

A.    Office of the Secretary    60,082,000

B.    Bureau of Customs    289,986,000

C.    Bureau of Internal Revenue    495,606,000

D.    Bureau of Local Government Finance    27,376,000

E.    Bureau of the Treasury    118,017,000

F.    Economic Intelligence and Investigation Bureau    46,084,000

G.    Fiscal Incentives Review Board    536,000

H.    Insurance Commission    27,421,000

I.    National Tax Research Center    14,153,000

XII.    DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS    960,196,000
        —————

A.    Office of the Secretary    933,435,000

B.    Foreign Service Institute    8,517,000

C.    RP-US Business Development Council    15,754,000

D.    UNESCO National Commission of the
    Philippines    2,490,000

XIII.    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH    5,044,403,000
        ——————

A.    Office of the Secretary    4,994,154,000

B.    Dangerous Drugs Board    21,949,000

C.    Philippine Medical Care Commission    28,300,000

XIV.    DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE    933,745,000
        —————

A.    Office of the Secretary    255,296,000

B.    Bureau of Prisons    156,059,000

C.    Citizens' Legal Assistance Office    99,396,000

D.    Commission on Immigration and Deportation    38,311,000

E.    National Bureau of Investigation    213,768,000

F.    National Land Titles and Deeds
    Registration Administration    95,610,000

G.    Office of the Government Corporate Counsel    10,747,000

H.    Probation Administration    56,813,000

I.    Commission on the Settlement of Land Problems    13,991,000

J.    Office of the Solicitor General    23,754,000

XV.    DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
    AND EMPLOYMENT    392,003,000
        —————

A.    Office of the Secretary    186,281,000

B.    National Labor Relations Commission    44,692,000

C.    National Manpower and Youth Council    88,428,000

D.    National Maritime Polytechnic    11,715,000

E.    National Productivity Commission    4,109,000

F.    National Wages Council    9,022,000

G.    Philippine Overseas Employment Administration    47,756,000

XVI.    DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT    288,008,000
        —————

A.    Office of the Secretary    288,008,000

XVII.    DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENSE    13,863,588,000
        ——————

A.    Office of the Secretary    89,966,000

B.    National Defense College of the Philippines    6,791,000

C.    Armed Forces of the Philippines    10,972,415,000
        ——————

C.1    General Headquarters    2,179,563,000

C.2    Philippine Air Force    1,312,657,000

C.3    Philippine Army    3,290,425,000

C.4    Philippine Constabulary    2,129,029,000

C.5    Philippine Navy    2,060,741,000

D.    Government Arsenal    109,042,000

E.    Integrated National Police    2,482,187,000

F.    Office of Civil Defense    12,173,000

G.    Philippine Veterans Affairs Office    191,014,000
        ——————

G.1    Philippine Veterans Affairs Office
    (Proper)    98,042,000

G.2    Military Shrines Services    5,773,000

G.3    Veterans Memorial Medical Center    87,199,000

XVIII.    DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
    AND HIGHWAYS    2,289,323,000
        ——————

A.    Office of the Secretary    2,277,384,000

B.    National Water Resources Board    11,939,000

XIX.    DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE
    AND TECHNOLOGY    498,612,000
        ——————

A.    Office of the Secretary    110,932,000

B.    Advanced Science and Technology Institute    3,607,000

C.    Food and Nutrition Research Institute    27,926,000

D.    Forest Products Research and Development
    Institute    20,932,000

E.    Industrial Technology Development Institute    48,993,000

F.    National Academy of Science and Technology    7,780,000

G.    Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and
    Astronomical Services Administration    80,776,000

H.    Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and
    Natural Resources Research and Development    29,562,000

I.    Philippine Council for Advanced Science and
    Technology Research and Development    2,497,000

J.    Philippine Council for Aquatic and Marine
    Research and Development    3,347,000

K.    Philippine Council for Health Research
    and Development    10,966,000

L.    Philippine Council for Industry and Energy
    Research and Development    10,246,000

M.    Philippine Institute of Volcanology and
    Seismology    13,186,000

N.    Philippine National Science Society    10,449,000

O.    Philippine Nuclear Research Institute    29,218,000

P.    Philippine Science High School    29,630,000

Q.    Philippine Textile Research Institute    17,081,000

R.    Science Education Institute    26,418,000

S.    Science and Technology Information Institute    8,722,000

T.    Technology Application and Promotion Institute    6,344,000

XX.    DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WELFARE
    AND DEVELOPMENT    496,630,000
        ——————

A.    Office of the Secretary    430,033,000

B.    Commission on Population    40,964,000

C.    Council for the Welfare of Children and Youth    2,443,000

D.    National Council for the Welfare of Disabled
    Persons    4,531,000

E.    National Nutrition Council    18,659,000

XXI.    DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM    138,526,000
        ——————

A.    Office of the Secretary    113,726,000

B.    Intramuros Administration    24,800,000

XXII.    DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY    538,840,000
        ——————

A.    Office of the Secretary    447,146,000

B.    Board of Investments    52,590,000

C.    Bonded Export Marketing Board    2,500,000

D.    Construction Industry Authority of the
    Philippines    11,465,000
E.    Construction Manpower Development
    Foundation    1,012,000

F.    International Coffee Organization-Certifying
    Agency    2,950,000

G.    Philippine Trade Training Center    8,000,000

H.    Product Development and Design Center
    of the Philippines    13,177,000

XXIII.    DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
    AND COMMUNICATIONS    1,379,651,000
        ——————

A.    Office of the Secretary    1,331,813,000

B.    Civil Aeronautics Board    5,659,000

C.    Maritime Industry Authority    16,479,000

D.    National Telecommunications Commission    23,370,000

E.    Office of Transportation Cooperatives    2,330,000

XXIV.    OTHER EXECUTIVE OFFICES    738,891,000
        ——————

A.    Committee on Privatization    1,088,000

B.    Commission on Filipinos Overseas    7,854,000

C.    Energy Regulatory Board    14,792,000

D.    Games and Amusements Board    7,258,000

E.    Government Corporate Monitoring and
    Coordinating Committee    1,317,000

F.    Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board    36,000,000

G.    Housing and Urban Development
    Coordinating Council    3,467,000

H.    Metropolitan Manila Commission    4,200,000

I.    Movie and Television Review and
    Classification Board    5,186,000

J.    Office of Energy Affairs    26,324,000
        ——————

J.1    Office of the Executive Director    26,324,000

K.    Office of Muslim Affairs    61,938,000

L.    Office for Northern Cultural Communities    22,973,000

M.    Office for Southern Cultural Communities    52,179,000

N.    National Commission on the Role of
    Filipino Women    4,899,000

O.    National Computer Center    25,634,000

P.    National Police Commission    100,858,000

Q.    National Printing Office    43,712,000

R.    National Statistical Coordination Board    168,992,000
        ——————

R.1    Office of the Secretary-General    17,818,000

R.2    National Statistics Office    151,174,000

S.    Philippine Gamefowl Commission    6,176,000

T.    Philippine Information Agency    64,701,000

U.    Philippine Racing Commission    14,138,000

V.    Securities and Exchange Commission    58,215,000

W.    Videogram Regulatory Board    6,990,000

XXV.    THE JUDICIARY    993,432,000
        ——————

A.    Supreme Court of the Philippines and
    the Inferior Courts    905,323,000

B.    Sandiganbayan    24,338,000

C.    Court of Appeals    58,896,000

D.    Court of Tax Appeals    4,876,000

XXVI.    CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICES    912,375,000

A.    Civil Service Commission    79,917,000

A.1    Career Executive Service Board    6,489,000

B.    Professional Regulation Commission    25,023,000

C.    Commission on Audit    611,190,000

D.    Commission on Elections    189,756,000

XXVII.    OFFICE OF THE OMBUDSMAN    17,027,000
        ——————

XXVIII.    OFFICE OF THE SPECIAL PROSECUTOR    17,892,000
        ——————

XXIX.    COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS    43,065,000
        ——————

XXX.    AUTONOMOUS REGIONS    91,024,000
        ——————

A.    Sangguniang Pampook and Lupong
    Tagapagpaganap ng Pook, Region IX    38,680,000

B.    Sangguniang Pampook and Lupong
    Tagapagpaganap ng Pook, Region XII    38,680,000

C.    Cordillera Administrative Region    13,664,000
        ——————

C.1    Cordillera Administrative Region (Proper)    9,000,000

C.2    Kalinga Development Authority    4,664,000

XXXI.    BUDGETARY SUPPORT TO
    GOVERNMENT CORPORATIONS    4,501,636,000
        ——————

XXXII.    NATIONAL ASSISTANCE TO
    LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS    6,785,730,000
        ——————

A.    Barangay Development Fund    115,000,000

B.    Budgetary Aid to Local Government Units    83,500,000

C.    Local Government Revenue Stabilization
    Fund    1,140,000,000

D.    Local Roads Construction, Repair and
    Maintenance    1,953,019,000

E.    Provincial Development Assistance
    Project fund    270,463,000

F.    Sharing of National Revenue    3,223,748,000

XXIII.    CALAMITY FUND    442,700,000

XXXIV.    COMPENSATION AND ORGANIZATIONAL
    ADJUSTMENT FUND    6,750,000,000

XXXV.    CONTINGENT FUND    644,071,000

XXXVI.    ECONOMIC SUPPORT FUND    1,060,520,000

XXXVII.    FOREIGN-ASSISTED PROJECTS
    SUPPORT FUND    4,591,400,000

XXXIX.    INTEGRATED AREA DEVELOPMENT
    PROJECTS FUND    26,635,000

XL.    INTERNATIONAL COMMITMENTS FUND    296,796,000

XLI.    PERSONNEL BENEFITS FUND    3,841,056,000
        ——————

A.    Employees Compensation Insurance
    Premium Fund    137,000,000

B.    Health Insurance (Medicare) Fund    108,000,000

C.    Pagtutulungan sa Kinabukasan:kaw,
    Bangko, Industriya at Gobyerno
    (Pag-IBIG) Fund    364,800,000

D.    Retirement Gratuity Fund    190,000,000

E.    Terminal Leave Benefits Fund    100,000,000

F.    Local Officials Insurance Premium Fund    38,000,000

G.    Government Employees Amelioration Fund    2,903,256,000

XLII.    PROPERTY INSURANCE FUND    175,000,000

XLIII.    TAX EXPENDITURES    4,200,000,000
        ———————

GRAND TOTAL    87,538,862,000
        ============

GENERAL PROVISIONS
Receipts and Income

Sec. 2.    Fees, Charges and Assessments. — All fees, charges, assessments, and other receipts or revenues collected by departments, bureaus, offices or agencies in the exercise of their functions, at such rates as are now or may be approved by the Secretary cancelled, shall be deposited with the National Treasury and shall accrue to the General Fund pursuant to Sec. 59 of P.D. No. 1177 and Sec. 3 of B.P. Blg. 325: provided, that certain receipts may be recorded as income of a Special Fund, a Fiduciary or a Trust Fund, or a fund other than the General Fund, when authorized by law and following such rules and regulations as may be issued by the Permanent Committee created under Sec. 51 of P.D. No. 1177: provided, further, that all revenues or income accruing to special accounts in the General Fund may be made available for expenditure, subject to the Special Provisions in this Act for the agencies concerned and to Special Budgets required under Sec. 40 of P.D. No. 1177: and provided, furthermore, that whenever practicable and taking into account the cost reduction program of the government, when an agency contracts with another government office for fabrication of furniture or equipment, or for computer, printing or other services, the agency rendering such services may assess the requesting agency for the cost of production and services rendered and may utilize the proceeds thereof subject to Sec. 40 of P.D. No. 1177, except as otherwise provided in this Act: and provided, finally, that the schedule of fees, charges and assessments collectible by any government agency including government-owned and/or controlled corporations, shall be posted in big bold characters in a conspicuous place in said government agency or corporations including its branches or extension offices and that the updating and continuous display of said schedule shall be the responsibility of the head of the agency or corporation concerned.

Sec. 3.    Revolving Fund. — Revolving funds shall be established and maintained in this Act only in cases where said funds are expressly created and authorized by a special or substantive law.

Receipts derived from business-type activities of departments, bureaus, offices or agencies which are authorized by law or by the Special Provisions in this Act to be constituted into a Revolving Fund shall be separately recorded and deposited in an authorized government depository-bank, except as may otherwise be determined by the Permanent Committee created under Sec. 51 of P.D. No. 1177, and may be made available for operational expenses of the said activity of the agency concerned, subject to the conditions prescribed under the Special Provisions of the agency concerned and the rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the aforementioned Permanent Committee. The Revolving Fund shall be considered self-perpetuating and self-liquidating and all obligations or expenditures incurred by virtue of said business-type activities shall be charged against the Revolving Fund: provided, that interest earned shall accrue to and form part of the Revolving Fund to be used for the same purpose for which the fund is authorized.

The agency concerned shall submit to the Department of Budget and Management a monthly report of the income from this Fund and a quarterly report of expenditure.n case of failure to submit said requirements, the Department of Budget and Management shall order the suspension of all transactions on this account until such time when said requirements are complied with.

Sec. 4.    Trust Receipts. — Receipts from non-tax sources authorized by law for specific purposes which are collected/received by a government office or agency acting as a trustee, agent or administrator, or which have been received as guaranty for the fulfillment of an obligation, and all other collections classified by law or regulations as trust receipts shall be treated as a trust liability of the agency concerned and deposited in an authorized government depository bank or in the National Treasury, as the case may be, subject to the conditions prescribed under the Special Provisions of the agency concerned and to the rules and regulations as determined by the Permanent Committee created under Sec. 51 of P.D. No. 1177: provided, that deposits in authorized government depository banks shall be withdrawable on the joint signatures of the authorized representatives of the agency and the Commission on Audit without the need for a Special Budget or the issuance of a Cash Disbursement Ceiling: provided, further, that if the amount is deposited in a savings account, the interest shall accrue to the General Fund and shall be remitted to the National Treasury at the end of each quarter.

Sec. 5.    Seminar and Conference Fees. — Departments, bureaus, offices or agencies which conduct training programs approved jointly by the Department of Budget and Management and the Civil Service Commission are authorized to collect seminar and conference fees from government and private agency participants, the rates of which shall be determined in accordance with Letter of Instructions No. 565. The proceeds derived from such seminars or conferences may be deposited in an authorized government depository bank as a trust liability and shall be made available for expenditure without the need for a special budget or the issuance of a Cash Disbursement Ceiling to defray the costs incurred for handouts, meals and other incidental expenses, including speakers' honoraria, at rates prescribed pursuant to P.D. No. 985, but not for entertainment or representation expenses, withdrawable on the joint signatures of the authorized representatives of the agency concerned and the Commission on Audit: provided, that if the income is deposited in a savings or time deposit account, the interest thereof shall accrue to the General Fund and shall be remitted to the National Treasury at the end of each quarter: provided, further, that no appropriation authorized in this Act shall be used to support or augment expenses of seminars or conferences for which fees are collected: and provided, finally, that any income remaining in the bank account at the end of the fiscal year shall be withdrawn and deposited with the National Treasury as income of the General Fund. The Department of Budget and Management and the Commission on Audit shall promulgate the necessary rules and regulations to implement this provision.

Departments, bureaus, offices or agencies concerned shall submit to the Department of Budget and Management a monthly report of collections and deposits and quarterly reports of expenditures and financial status of its training operations.n case of failure to submit said requirements, the Department of Budget and Management shall order the suspension of all withdrawals from the funds deposited until such time that said requirements are complied with.

Sec. 6.    Sale of Products. — Departments, bureaus, offices or agencies are authorized to sell products of agricultural, industrial or other projects, including official publications. The proceeds derived therefrom shall be deposited with the National Treasury and shall accrue to the General Fund, pursuant to Sec. 50 of P.D. No. 1177, unless otherwise provided by law or authorized by Special Provision in this Act.

Sec. 7.    Donations. — Departments, bureaus, offices or agencies are authorized to accept donations, contributions, grants, bequests or gifts, in cash or in kind, from foreign governments, international and local agencies, private entities or individuals for purposes relevant to their functions. Such receipts shall be recorded in the books of the government and shall be subject to pertinent accounting and auditing rules and regulations.

Cash proceeds shall be deposited with the National Treasury as a Special Account in the General Fund and shall be released only to the extent of actual receipts as certified by the Bureau of the Treasury and used or expended as specified by the donor, subject to Sec. 40 of P.D. No. 1177. The agency concerned shall submit to the Department of Budget and Management and to the Commission on Audit a quarterly report of the expenditures or disbursements of the amounts released.

Contributions or gifts in kind intended for specified beneficiaries, but which are perishable in nature and would require storage or distribution expenditures of more than forty per cent (40%) of their current market value, may be sold at public auction. The proceeds derived therefrom shall be deposited in like manner as if they were in cash, and shall be used or expended as specified by the donor, subject to the conditions imposed by the donor and to Sec. 40 of P.D. No. 1177.

Sec. 8.    Performance Bonds and Deposits. — Performance bonds and deposits filed or posted by private persons or entities with agencies of the government shall be deposited with an authorized government depository bank as trust liabilities and under the name of the agency concerned. Upon faithful performance of the undertaking or termination of the obligation for which the bond or deposit was required, any amount due shall be returned to the filing party and the office or agency concerned, withdrawable on the joint signatures of the authorized representatives of the agency and the Commission on Audit, without the need for a special budget or the issuance of a Cash Disbursement Ceiling: provided, that any interest accruing on deposit accounts and any forfeited amounts shall be recorded as income of the General Fund and shall be remitted to the National Treasury at the end of each quarter. This provision shall apply to bonds posted in cash, such as bidder's bond, guaranty bonds, bail bonds, judicial deposits for the benefit of clients, cash under litigation deposited in court or quasi-judicial bodies and other refundable and judicial bonds, and all bonds and deposits required by law, rules and regulations to be posted to ensure the faithful performance of an activity or undertaking.

Authorized Expenditures

Sec. 9.    Restrictions on the Use of Appropriated Funds. — The amounts released particularly for, but not limited to, petroleum, oil and lubricants as well as for water, illumination and power services, telephone and other communication services, rents, retirement gratuity and terminal leave requirements shall be disbursed solely for such items of expenditures in accordance with the Work and Financial Plan as approved by the Secretary of Budget and Management.

The use of funds in violation of this Section shall be null and void, and shall subject the erring officials and employees to disciplinary action under the provisions of Sections 49 and 87 of P.D. No. 1177 and to appropriate criminal action under existing penal laws.

SECTION 10.    Expenditure Components. — Except by act of the Congress of the Philippines, no change or modification shall be made in the expenditure items authorized in this Act and other appropriations laws unless in cases of augmentations from savings in appropriations as authorized under Sec. 25(5) of Article VI of the Constitution.

SECTION 11.    Use of Savings. — The President, upon the recommendation of the appropriate office or agency, is hereby authorized to use savings within the executive branch of the government, realized from appropriations actually released for the augmentation of necessary operational expenses and for the settlement of the following obligations and activities, during the current year:

a.    Payment of retirement gratuity or separation pay of employees who are entitled under existing law or whose services are terminated as a result of the abolition of their positions under authorized procedures;

b.    Payment of the share of the national government in the salaries of officials and employees in newly created and/or reclassified local government units where no appropriation has been provided in this Act or where the authorized appropriation is not sufficient to cover the salaries of the said officials and employees;

c.    Provision for social and economic opportunities and such other activities intended for the welfare of the cultural minorities;

d.    Organization, activation, training and operation of civic action units for the purpose of implementing agency development projects in areas adversely affected by peace and order problems, including salaries and allowances of all newly hired military personnel assigned thereto;

e.    Payment of obligations of the national government or any of its departments or agencies arising from perfected and valid contracts, or international agreements;

f.    Purchase or repair of equipment and furniture, including motor vehicles, to replace those lost or destroyed through theft or robbery, accident, fire, typhoon and other natural calamities, and to replace unserviceable and condemned items;

g.    Expansion of essential facilities and services, including the opening of additional classes in elementary, secondary and vocational schools, as may be approved by the President of the Philippines;

h.    Funding of foreign exchange and peso requirements of foreign-assisted projects; and

i.    Foreign exchange differential arising from peso devaluation.

SECTION 12.    Expenditures Funded from Borrowings. — The amounts appropriated in this Act and funded from local or foreign borrowings shall be released in accordance with loan drawdowns or in the manner stipulated in the financing agreement concerned, subject to Sec. 40 of P.D. No. 1177.

SECTION 13.    Information Outlay. — The appropriations pertaining to information activities of various departments, bureaus, offices or agencies shall be released upon presentation of an appropriate program of activities prepared by their respective heads, copies of which shall be furnished the Congress of the Philippines.

SECTION 14.    Foreign Purchases and Other Importations. — Purchases under foreign military sales agreements, heavy equipment imports for infrastructure projects and other importations of agencies which are financed by foreign borrowings or by Central Bank-consolidated borrowing programs shall be subject to the requirement of a certification of availability of appropriations released for the purpose, to the requirements of LOI No. 880 and to applicable laws, rules and regulations.

SECTION 15.    Purchase of Supplies, Materials and Equipment Spare Parts. — The stock on hand of supplies, materials and equipment spare parts to be acquired through ordinary purchase out of appropriations herein provided shall at no time exceed normal three-month requirements, subject to pertinent rules and regulations issued by competent authority: provided, that heads of departments, bureaus, offices or agencies or other instrumentalities of the government may approve the build-up of stocks on hand of critical supplies and materials as defined or specified by the Department of Budget and Management in anticipation of cost increases, of requirements of a national emergency, or of an impending shortage in the items concerned, specifying maximum quantities of individual items.n no case, however, shall these stocks exceed more than one year's need, unless otherwise approved by the President of the Philippines, upon the joint recommendation of the Secretary concerned and the Chairman of the Commission on Audit.

SECTION 16.    Emergency Purchases. — Unless otherwise provided in this Act, departments, bureaus, offices or agencies of the national government are authorized to make emergency purchases of supplies, materials and spare parts of motor transport equipment that are urgently needed for the repair of ambulances, motor vehicles, vessels and aircrafts or to meet an emergency which may involve the loss of, or danger to, life and/or property, or are to be used in connection with a project or activity which cannot be delayed without causing detriment to the public service, in a monthly amount not exceeding four percent of the annual agency expenditure program for supplies and materials out of the appropriations allotted for maintenance and other operating expenses of the agency concerned, except as may be authorized by the President of the Philippines upon the joint recommendation of the Department of Budget and Management and the Commission on Audit.

SECTION 17.    Cultural and Athletic Activities. — An amount not exceeding P15,000 per annum out of the appropriations allotted for maintenance and other operating expenses for each department, bureau, office or agency, and P5,000 for each regional office of each regionalized department, bureau, office or agency, may be used for cultural and athletic activities, including purchase of uniforms at not more than P250 for each participant, and for supplies and necessary expenses for said activities. The amounts fixed in this Section constitute the allowable maximum to be expended by any department, bureau, office or agency for its cultural and athletic activities, except as otherwise approved by the President of the Philippines: provided, that these amounts may be pooled by the Secretary concerned into one fund, programmed and controlled to best serve the needs of the department and all the offices, bureaus and agencies therein.

For purposes of this Section, the term "office or agency" shall be so construed to refer only to departments and bureaus, and the regular government offices or agencies under them.

SECTION 18.    Extraordinary and Miscellaneous Expenses. — Appropriations herein authorized may be used for extra-ordinary expenses not exceeding:

a.    P60,000 for each Secretary or equivalent;

b.    P20,000 for each Undersecretary or equivalent;

c.    P8,000 for each Assistant Secretary, head of bureau or organization of equal rank to a bureau and for each Department Regional Director; andsia

d.    P4,000 for each Bureau Regional Director.

In addition, miscellaneous expenses not exceeding P12,000 for each of the offices under the above named officials are herein authorized.

For purposes of this Section, extraordinary and miscellaneous expenses shall include, but shall not be limited to, expenses incurred for:

a.    meetings, seminars and conferences;

b.    official entertainment;

c.    public relations;

d.    educational, athletic and cultural activities;

e.    contributions to civic or charitable institutions;

f.    membership in government associations;

g.    membership in national professional organizations duly accredited by the Professional Regulation Commission;

h.    membership in the Integrated Bar of the Philippines;

i.    subscription to professional technical journals and informative magazines, library books and materials;

j.    office equipment and supplies; and

k.    other similar expenses not supported by the regular budget allocation.

No portion of the amounts authorized herein shall be used for salaries, wages, allowances, intelligence and confidential expenses.

These expenditures shall be payable on a reimbursement basis upon presentation of receipts and chargeable against maintenance and other operating expenses.

SECTION 19.    Release of Intelligence and Confidential Funds. — Intelligence and confidential funds provided for in the budgets of departments, bureaus, offices or other agencies of the national government, including amounts from savings authorized by Special Provisions to be used for intelligence and counter-intelligence activities, shall be released only upon approval of the President of the Philippines.

Sec. 20.    Release of Funds. — Any provision of law to the contrary notwithstanding, the appropriations authorized for the Judiciary, Congress, the Commission on Human Rights, the Office of the Ombudsman, the Civil Service Commission, the Commission on Audit and the Commission on Elections in this Act shall be automatically and regularly released in accordance with a Work and Financial Plan.

Contracts

Sec. 21.    Funding of Contracts and Future Payment of Contractual Obligations. — Notwithstanding the availability of deferred payment terms, departments, bureaus, offices or agencies concerned, before entering into contracts involving the expenditure of public funds, including contracts for services or consultancy, contracts of lease, equipment rental, construction of partitions or improvements in leased buildings, or contracts involving an increase in the approved contract price shall secure a certification of availability of funds for the purpose from the agency Chief Accountant, subject to applicable rules and regulations as may be issued by the Department of Budget and Management and to Sections 46 and 64 of P.D. No. 1177: provided, that the certification of availability of funds sufficient to cover the cost of the contracted activities shall be contained in and made part of the contract duly signed by the Chief Accountant of the contracting agency, as provided for by LOI No. 968. Departments, bureaus, offices or agencies, before entering into contracts for delivery of goods or services against future payment, shall likewise first secure a certification of availability of the full contracted amount for such goods or services out of the agency's appropriations. No contracts shall be entered into nor work undertaken without such certification of fund availability.

Sec. 22.    Loan Agreements. — Departments, bureaus, offices or agencies, including government-owned and/or controlled corporations shall in no case enter into foreign or domestic loan agreements, whether in cash or in kind, except upon concurrence of the Secretary of Budget and Management with respect to peso requirements and implications on expenditure ceilings and prior approval of the President of the Philippines, with the prior concurrence of the Monetary Board, subject to such limitations as may be provided by law: provided, that the Monetary Board shall, within thirty days from the end of every quarter of the calendar year, submit to Congress a report of its decisions on applications for loans to be contracted or guaranteed by the government or government-owned and/or controlled corporations which have the effect of increasing the foreign debt. Loans shall not be contracted by agencies of the national government unless the full amount of the loan is covered by an Obligational Authority issued by the Secretary of Budget and Management within the regular budget program.

For this purpose, the budgetary implications of foreign-assisted projects shall be explicitly considered by the Secretary of Budget and Management and the office or agency concerned at the time of project design and financing negotiations. The project study shall specify the cash flow requirements of the project among others, for: (a) payment or principal and interest; (b) peso component of capital costs and project preparation; (c) infrastructure and support facilities needed to be directly financed by government; (d) operating and other expenditures which will be ultimately required for general fund support when the project is implemented; and (e) peso requirements needed as counterpart;

Sec. 23.    Contracts for Security and Janitorial Services. — Departments, bureaus, offices or agencies are authorized to contract for security and janitorial services with private firms through public bidding or negotiated contract, the provisions of any law to the contrary notwithstanding, of which the cost thereof may be paid from savings in the appropriations of the department, bureau, office or agency concerned: provided, that the execution of the contract for security and janitorial services shall not operate to automatically abolish or render vacant existing occupied security or janitorial position in the contracting office or agency: provided, further, that when said security or janitorial position shall subsequently become vacant, said position shall be considered automatically abolished.

Personal Services Benefits

Sec. 24.    Funding of Personnel Benefits. — The personnel benefits costs of government officials and employees shall be charged against the respective funds from which their compensation are paid.

All authorized supplemental or additional compensation, fringe benefits and other personal services costs of officials and employees whose salaries are drawn from special accounts or special funds, such as salary increases and adjustments, merit increases, incentive and service fees, vacation and sick leaves, retirement and life insurance premiums, compensation insurance premiums, health insurance (Medicare) premiums, Pag-I.B.I.G. contributions, hospitalization and medical benefits, scholarship and educational benefits, training and seminar expenses, all kinds of allowances, whether commutable or reimbursable, in cash or in kind, and other personnel benefits and privileges authorized by law, including the payment of retirement gratuities, separation pay and terminal leave benefits, shall be charged against the corresponding fund from which their basic salaries are drawn and in no case shall such personnel benefits costs be charged against the General Fund of the national government.

Officials and employees on detail with other offices, including the representatives and support personnel of auditing units assigned to serve other offices or agencies, shall be paid their salaries, emoluments, allowances and the foregoing supplemental compensation, fringe benefits and other personal services costs from the appropriations of their parent agencies, and in no case shall such be charged against the appropriations of the agencies where they are assigned or detailed, except when authorized by law.

Sec. 25.    Representation and Transportation Allowances. — The following officials and those of equivalent rank as may be determined by the Department of Budget and Management are hereby granted monthly commutable representation and transportation allowances payable from the programmed appropriations provided for their respective offices, not exceeding the rates indicated below, which shall apply to each type of allowance:

a.    At P1,900 for Department Secretaries or equivalent;

b.    At P1,600 for Department Undersecretaries or equivalent;

c.    At P1,400 for Assistant Secretaries, Bureau Directors and Department Regional Directors or equivalent;

d.    At P1,200 for Assistant Bureau Directors, Department Assistant Regional Directors, Bureau Regional Directors, Department Service Chiefs or equivalent;

e.    At P1,000 for Assistant Bureau Regional Directors or equivalent;

f.    At P900 for Chiefs of Divisions, identified as such in the Personal Services Itemization.

The transportation allowance herein authorized shall not be granted to officials who are assigned a government vehicle or use government motor transportation, except as may be approved by the President of the Philippines. Unless otherwise provided by law, no amount appropriated in this Act shall be used to pay for representation and/or transportation allowances, whether commutable or reimbursable, which exceed the rates authorized under this Section. Previous administrative authorizations not consistent with the rates and conditions herein specified shall no longer be valid and payment shall not be allowed.

Allowances of those officials who are receiving salaries from special accounts or special funds shall be charged against the corresponding fund from which their salaries are charged. Officials on detail with other offices, including officials of the Commission on Audit assigned to serve other offices or agencies, shall be paid the allowance herein authorized from the appropriations of their parent agencies.

Sec. 26.    Official Vehicles and Transport. — Government motor transportation may be used by the following officials, including those who may be specifically authorized by the President of the Philippines, the President of the Senate with respect to the Senate, and the Speaker, with respect to the House of Representative, with costs chargeable to the appropriations authorized for their respective offices.

a.    The President of the Philippines;

b.    The Vice-President;

c.    The President of the Senate;

d.    The Speaker of the House of Representatives;

e.    The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court;

f.    The Secretaries, Undersecretaries and officials of equivalent rank;

g.    The Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeals;

h.    Ambassadors, Ministers Plenipotentiary and Consuls in charge of Consulates, in their respective stations abroad;

i.    The Chief of Staff, the Vice-Chief of Staff, and the Commanding Generals of the major services of the Armed Forces of the Philippines; and

j.    The Heads of Constitutional Offices.

Sec. 27.    Uniform and Clothing Allowance. — The appropriations herein provided for each department, bureau, office or agency may be used for uniform and clothing allowance of employees at not more than P300 each per annum. Savings in the appropriations for each department, bureau or office may be used for this purpose where no amount is specifically appropriated in this Act.

Sec. 28.    Hazard Duty Pay. — Upon recommendation of the Department Head and approval of the Department of Budget and Management, hazard pay may be allowed to officials and employees who are actually assigned in hardship or difficult areas, strife-torn or embattled areas, distressed or isolated stations, prison camps, mental hospitals, radiation-exposed clinics or laboratories, or disease-infested areas or in areas declared under state of calamity or emergency for the duration thereof which expose them to great danger, contagion, radiation, volcanic activity/eruption, occupational risks or perils to life, chargeable to savings in the appropriations of the department/agency concerned, which shall not be less than P50 nor more than P150 each per month, except in cases where the rates are specifically provided for under special laws, charters or enabling acts, in which case such rates shall govern, or where more incentives are needed to attract applicants, in which case the sum may be augmented at rates to be determined by the Department Heads as may be necessary: provided, that hazard pay by reason of strife-torn or embattled areas shall be subject to the certification issued by the Secretary of National Defense and the rates thereof shall be determined by the Secretary of Budget and Management on the basis of the area classification certified by the Secretary of National Defense. The Secretary of Budget and Management and the Secretary of National Defense shall review from time to time authorizations for the payment of hazard duty pay in strife-torn and embattled areas earlier issued and shall terminate such authorization in areas where conditions no longer justify the continuation of hazard duty pay.

Sec. 29.    Honoraria. — Departments, bureaus, offices or agencies are authorized to use their respective appropriations for payment of honoraria as compensation for services rendered by researchers, experts and specialists who are acknowledged authorities in their field of specialization, at such rates as the Department of Budget and Management may authorize, unless otherwise specifically provided by law.

Sec. 30.    Incentive and Service Fees. — Service fees paid by the Government Service Insurance System, by other government offices or agencies authorized by law to pay such service fees, or by private companies which are intended for employees servicing them shall be deposited with the National Treasury and shall accrue to the General Fund, pursuant to Sec. 50 of P.D. No. 1177. Such fees may be made available for payment of incentive or service fees to the employees of the agency concerned in accordance with rates approved by the agency head, subject to Sec. 40 of P.D. No. 1177: provided, that the share of any employee may not, in the aggregate, exceed 50 per cent of his annual salary.

Sec. 31.    Special Counsel Allowance. — Lawyer-personnel in the legal staffs of departments, bureaus, offices or agencies of the national government appearing in Court as special counsel in collaboration with the Solicitor General or Fiscals concerned are hereby authorized an allowance of P150 for each appearance, chargeable to savings in the appropriations allotted for personal services of their respective offices, but not exceeding P600 a month.

Sec. 32.    Quarters Allowance. — Except as may be authorized by law, government officials and employees who, by virtue of their positions, are furnished free quarters or are charged only a nominal rate in government-owned buildings, such as dormitories or living quarters in hospitals, state colleges, universities and schools, foreign posts and elsewhere, shall forfeit entitlement to any quarters allowance.n cases where portions of rented private buildings are authorized to be utilized for officials' quarters, the excess of rental cost over the quarters allowance of the officials shall be borne by the officials or employees concerned. Those who enjoy free quarters in government-owned or rented buildings, but who are not entitled to quarters privilege, shall be charged the corresponding cost of rentals therefor. Unless fixed by law or regulations, the rate of quarters allowance or rental, as the case may be, shall be determined by the Department of Budget and Management.

Sec. 33.    Compensation of Contractual Personnel. — Heads of departments, bureaus, offices or agencies, when authorized in their respective appropriations as provided in this Act, may hire consultants, experts and other contractual personnel to perform specific vital activities or services which cannot be provided by the regular staff of the agency, limited to such period when their services are reasonably required and to activities that shall have a definite expected output. Such contractual personnel may be paid compensation inclusive of fees, honoraria, per diems compensation and allowances not exceeding 120 percent of the minimum salary of an equivalent position in the National Classification and Compensation Plan, except as may be authorized by the Department Of Budget and Management in the following instances: (a) when the consultant or expert is an acknowledged authority in his field of specialization; and (b) where the consultant or expert is hired to perform a specific activity or service that requires technical skill and expertise is available, the supply is limited: provided, that in no case shall such compensation exceed the salary of his immediate superior, except as may be otherwise approved jointly by the Civil Service Commission and the Department of Budget and Management.

Sec. 34.    Restriction on the Use of Appropriations for Retirement Gratuity and Terminal Leave. — Release of appropriations authorized in this Act to cover retirement gratuity benefit claims shall be made on the basis of creditable services as computed by the Government Service Insurance System in accordance with the provisions of existing retirement laws. Unless otherwise authorized by law, no amount appropriated in this Act shall be used for payment of retirement gratuity under the provisions of Section 12(c) of C.. No. 186, as amended by R.. No. 1616, and terminal leave benefits of retiring officials and employees which include in the computation thereof additional compensation as defined under retirement laws such as bonuses, per diems, allowances and overtime pay, or salary, pay or compensation given in addition to the base pay of the position or rank as fixed by law or regulation.

The rules and regulations to implement this Section shall be issued jointly by the Department of Budget and Management, the Government Service Insurance System and the Commission on Audit.

Sec. 35.    Unauthorized Pre-Retirement; Promotions and Salary Increase. — No portion of the appropriations provided in this Act shall be used for automatic promotions or for salary increases and adjustments granted to retiring officials and employees, which are not authorized by law and duly formalized in a National Compensation Circular.

Sec. 36.    Personal Liability of Officials for Payment of Unauthorized Personal Services Cost. — No official or employee of the National Government, including those of government-owned and/or controlled corporations, shall be paid any unauthorized personal services benefits charged against the appropriations in this Act, other appropriations laws or income of the government.

The payment of any unauthorized personal services benefits in violation of this Section is null and void. The erring officials and employees shall be subject to disciplinary action under the provisions of Sections 49 and 87 of P.D. No. 1177 and to appropriate criminal action under existing penal laws.

Local Government Units

Sec. 37.    Sharing of National Revenues. — The appropriations herein authorized for local government revenue sharing shall be released in accordance with the procedure prescribed under P.D. Nos. 144 and 436, as amended. Compliance with the sharing formula as provided by law shall be determined in accordance with the rules and regulations established by the Department of Budget and Management pursuant to P.D. Nos. 144 and 436, as amended, taking into account all funds allocated and released for local government units, except for the budgetary aid fund herein appropriated pursuant to Item No. 7 of P.D. No. 144.

Sec. 38.    Release of Appropriations to Local Government Units. — Funds appropriated herein for local government units shall be released only after the approval of their respective budgets pursuant to the provisions of P.D. No. 1375, except as may be authorized by the Department of Local Government and the Department of Budget and Management.

Administrative Procedures

Sec. 39.    Release of Funds for Training Programs. — Departments, bureaus, offices or agencies shall review and formulate their training programs to make the same responsive to the organizational needs and manpower requirements of agencies and the need to train personnel in skills and attitudes. Such training programs shall be submitted to the Training Coordination Committee created under LOI No. 754, which shall review and evaluate training activities. No appropriation for training shall be released without such review and evaluation.

Sec. 40.    Direct Release of Funds to Regional Offices. —  Funds allotted for regional offices but included in the budgets of their central offices or which are specifically allocated for the different regions shall be released directly to said regional offices when dictated by the need and urgency of regional activities, pursuant to Sec. 38(e) of P.D. No. 1177.mposition of any retention or deduction as reserves shall not be allowed except as may be authorized by the Department of Budget and Management. For this purpose, the Department of Budget and Management shall identify by region the expenditure programs of agencies in the national government budget and shall release funds intended for them in accordance with the approved regional distribution of expenditures specifying the region of destination. Copies of fund releases to the said regional offices shall be furnished the House Committee on Appropriations and the Senate Committee on Finance.

Sec. 41.    Prohibition Against Deduction/Retention of Allotment. — Fund releases from appropriations provided in this Act for any function/project shall be transmitted intact or in full to the office or agency concerned and no retention or deduction as reserves or overhead shall be made, except as authorized by law or upon direction of the President of the Philippines. The Commission on Audit shall ensure compliance with this provision to the extent that sub-allotments by departments and/or central agencies to their subordinate offices are in conformity with allocations in budgetary Advice of Allotments issued by the Department of Budget and Management.

Sec. 42.    Work and Financial Plan. — All departments, bureaus, offices and agencies, including government-owned and/or controlled corporations, shall submit their respective Work and Financial Plans as may be required by the Department of Budget and Management as the basis for the release of allotments, cash disbursement ceilings and funding warrants.

The Work and Financial Plan shall be prepared in accordance with the form and content as prescribed by the Secretary of Budget and Management. No deviations shall be allowed from the approved Work and Financial Plan except upon prior approval of the Secretary of Budget and Management.

Sec. 43.    Submission of Operating Budgets and Financial Statements. — All government owned and/or controlled corporations shall submit to the House Committee on Appropriations and the Senate Committee on Finance, copy furnished the Department of Budget and Management, their respective operating budgets recommended for consideration and final approval of the President, together with financial statements, including plans and programs, targets and other reports as may be required from time to time. The annual reports shall be prepared as herein provided and submitted on or before March 31 of the succeeding year.

Sec. 44.    Submission of Quarterly Reports. — Within 15 days after the end of each quarter, each department, bureau, office or agency shall submit a quarterly report to the House Committee on Appropriations and the Senate Committee on Finance, copy furnished the Department of Budget and Management, on their cumulative allotments, obligations incurred/liquidated, total disbursements, unliquidated obligations, unobligated and unexpected balances, and the results of expended appropriations.

The quarterly report shall include detailed statements on the disbursements and utilization of appropriations for the purchase of motor vehicles and equipment, capital and investment outlays, as well as appropriations earmarked and released for rentals, travels, petroleum, oil and lubricants, water, illumination and power services, and telephone and other communication services.

Sec. 45.    Unauthorized Organizational Units. — Unless otherwise created by law or directed by the President of the Philippines, no organizational unit in any department, bureau, office or agency shall be authorized in their respective organizational structures and be funded from appropriations provided by this Act. Organizational units created by administrative authorizations shall be considered as ad hoc arrangements which shall be staffed by employees on detail.

Sec. 46.    Implementation of Construction Projects. —  Construction projects funded from capital outlays authorized in this Act under the various departments, bureaus, offices or agencies of the national government, including the construction of buildings for state universities, colleges, schools, hospitals, sanitaria, health centers and health stations, roads and bridges, shall be implemented only in accordance with the appropriate standards and specifications for the planning, survey, design and construction of the projects as prescribed by the Department of Public Works and Highways or the Department of Transportation and Communications, through either of said departments as the case may be.n addition, land use and zoning guidelines as prescribed by existing laws, rules and regulations shall be strictly observed.n the implementation of the construction projects, Sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, and 12 of Executive Order No. 182, entitled "Rationalizing Public Works Measures, Appropriating Funds for Public Works, and for Other Purposes," and other legislations on public works shall be strictly complied with whenever applicable and subject to the realignment initiated by the representatives of the district as elsewhere provided in this Act.

Sec. 47.    Realignment of Capital Outlay and Public Works Projects. — The amount appropriated in this Act for construction, replacement, rehabilitation and completion of elementary school buildings, including the construction of hospitals, sanitaria, health centers, clinics, herbal processing plants, warehouses, and health stations, as well as waterworks/supply, and other public works projects under the CY 1988 infrastructure program may be realigned: provided, that such realignment is within the congressional district for which the funds were originally allocated: provided, further, that the realignment shall be for projects within the same category and that the realignment shall not exceed the total amount originally allocated for the congressional district: and provided, finally, that the realignment shall be made in consultation with the representative of the district concerned.

Sec. 48.    Appropriation Reserve. — There shall be established a mandatory reserve in the amount equivalent to five per cent (5%) of the total appropriations for CY 1988 of all agencies and offices of the National Government, including all government-owned and/or controlled corporations and the Congress of the Philippines.

Should conditions during the calendar year warrant the use of the reserve, the same shall be released subject to the submission of a report by the Secretary of Budget and Management to the Congress of the Philippines within ten days from the date of said release.

Sec. 49.    Implementation of Reorganization. — The appropriations including the functions, projects, purposes, and activities authorized in this Act may be realigned as may be necessary to implement the reorganization of departments, bureaus, offices or agencies of the government as mandated by law.
Concluding Provisions

Sec. 50.    Separability Clause. — If for any reason any section or provision of this Act is declared unconstitutional or invalid, other sections or provisions hereof which are not affected thereby shall continue to be in full force and effect.

Sec. 51.    Effectivity. — The provisions of this Act shall take effect on January one, nineteen hundred and eighty-eight, unless otherwise provided herein.

Approved: December 24, 1987

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