From the Department of Budget and Management

25 Sep

Secretary Abad: 2013 contingency, calamity funds tapped

President Benigno S. Aquino III has issued instructions to Secretary of Budget and Management Florencio “Butch” Abad to set aside P3.89 billion for relief and rehabilitation activities in Zamboanga City, particularly for communities affected by the standoff between government military forces and members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF).

According to the preliminary estimates of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the total requirement of P3.89 billion will effectively fund continuing relief operations alongside education, shelter and livelihood assistance in the aftermath of the Zamboanga siege.

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