The emergence of COVID-19 in the past four months causes a rapid change in government spending. The government budget dramatically change to prioritize the measures needed to mitigate the further spread of the virus. The implementation of various types of community quarantine throughout the country pushed the government to reinvent its budget focusing the most important concerns. According to the government’s economic team, the government has prepared a ₱27.1-billion spending plan for everyone affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Upon the direction of President Duterte, the government provides the targeted and direct programs to guarantee that benefits will go to our workers and other affected sectors. The government had enough but limited resources, so the duty of every government agency and employee is to make sure that the funds for programs mitigating the adverse effects of COVID-19 on our economy as stated by Department of Finance (DOF) Secretary Carlos Dominguez III.
As mandated, to all government agencies, to cater the learners, the Division of Malaybalay City participates in the government’s campaign to revitalize the agency spending focusing on the most important concern when it comes to mitigating the spread of COVID -19 virus. The school’s division and schools as learning centers are encouraged to be always mindful and advised to re-align the allocated budget focusing on the most pressing concern, especially in the shift of the government operations to the new normal due to the covid-19 pandemic. Like other government-owned and controlled corporations, Malaybalay City Division mobilize funds, in a way that would help the government in its priority that it will not affect that much the government’s key programs especially on the flagship infrastructure on this administration the “Build, Build, Build” which remain unhampered and should be closely monitored.
To best partner the government’s efforts in this time of pandemic, is the agencies resiliency ensuring the fiscal spending of the government to help strengthen the economic effects and its growth.
RUFELIA J. LIMBENGCO
Administrative Officer IV-Cash