The government’s fund releases for its coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) response has amounted to P564.66 billion, according to data from the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).
The DBM data posted on its website showed the said amount accounts for total COVID-19 allotments to agencies as of Feb.10, 2021.
Of the said amount, P386.14 billion was released under Bayanihan 1, DBM noted.
On the other hand, P6.59 billion was released in the period between the implementation of Bayanihan 1 and 2, while P168.65 billion is under Bayanihan 2.
The DBM said P3.28 billion was also released post-Bayanihan 2.
The three agencies that accounted for the largest shares are the departments of Social Welfare and Development with P217.42 billion, Finance with P146.09 billion and Health with P97.29 billion.
The Department of Labor and Employment had a share of P28.98 billion; Department of Agriculture, P34.68 billion; Department of Education, P15.21 billion; Department of Transportation, P10.31 billion; Department of Public Works and Highways, P5.55 billion; Department of Interior and Local Government, P5.79 billion; Department of National Defense, P5.63 billion; Commission on Higher Education, P3.3 billion; and Department of Trade and Industry, P1.3 billion.
Other agencies include Department of Foreign Affairs (P825.09 million), Department of Science and Technology (P437.44 million), University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital (P415 million), Philippine Sports Commission (P180 million), and Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (P50.5 million).
In terms of funding source, P309.27 billion came from discontinued programs, activities and projects; P22.42 billion from the regular agency budget; P112.96 billion from special purpose funds; and P120 billion were certified by the Bureau of the Treasury as excess revenue collections and unutilized automatic appropriations.