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DBM releases P28.26-M quick response fund for Albay

Jan 24, 2018 - 7:06 PM

(UPDATED) The internal revenue allotment of all local government units is already released, allowing the province of Albay to tap into their quick response fund

UNREST. Mayon Volcano erupts with ash and lava on January 24, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

DA to start paying farm owners affected by bird flu outbreak

Aug 17, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says he has already identified P31 million from the Quick Response Fund for the initial payment of affected farmers

BIRD FLU UPDATES. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol during a press conference on Avian Influenza at the Department of Agriculture office in Quezon City. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DepEd wants to revive repair funds for calamity-hit schools

Aug 16, 2017 - 4:49 PM

Undersecretary Alain Pascua says school buildings have suffered around P2 billion worth of damage following recent typhoons and eathquakes but they have means to fund the repairs

RUBBLE. Police tape surround a damaged building in Leyte after the earthquake in July. Photo by Gelo Litonjua

DepEd: Revive Quick Response Fund for typhoon-hit schools

Jan 14, 2017 - 11:00 PM

The Department of Education says it can use the fund to fast track the repair of damaged schools

AVOIDABLE. An aerial photo shows the town of Polangui after typhoon Nock-Ten made landfall in Albay province on December 26, 2016. Photo credit: AFP/CHARISM SAYAT

Ubial: PH drug problem a 'public health emergency'

Oct 18, 2016 - 4:16 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says around P145 million of its Quick Response Fund will be used to address the immediate needs in treatment and rehabilitation centers

DRUG SURRENDERERS. A Philippine policeman (L) stands guard as people queue up to register with the police during the mass surrender of some 1,000 alleged drug users and pushers in the town of Tanauan, 60 kilometres (37 miles) south of Manila on July 18, 2016. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Yolanda: OCD finally uses up 'idle' funds for victims after 2 years – COA

May 24, 2016 - 8:00 AM

In 2014 state auditors criticized the Office of Civil Defense for its slow use of the funds which should have been used to help victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda

AID NEEDED. State auditors said the OCD should have immediately used up its quick response funds to aid Yolanda victims.

Legarda: Why is P15.7 billion in disaster funds unused?

Nov 02, 2015 - 6:27 PM

Loren Legarda who chairs the Senate committees on finance and climate change says the funds should be released immediately to victims of Lando and other typhoons before it

LANDO VICTIMS. Flood-affected residents sit on the roof of their house at Barangay Camanutan, Isabela province, north of Manila on October 19, 2015, a day after Typhoon Lando hit Aurora province. AFP PHOTO

Luis damage to agri ‘minimal’ at P410M

Sep 16, 2014 - 3:26 PM

Cagayan Valley sustains the bulk of the damage says the Department of Agriculture

DepEd seeks P1B Quick Response Fund for 2015

Jul 23, 2014 - 10:17 AM

The Quick Response Fund is a built in budgetary allocation for agencies responding to areas affected by catastrophes and crises

Evacuees move out of PSHS-Eastern Visayas

Dec 14, 2013 - 4:05 PM

About 2 000 evacuees are expected to vacate the campus on December 15 in preparation for the resumption of classes January next year

P3.3B available for quake victims – Abad

Oct 25, 2013 - 6:28 PM

A combined P1 billion remains of the President s calamity and contingency funds; P2 3 billion will come from quick response funds of 6 agencies