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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

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May 12, 2017 - 10:07 PM

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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.

DBM releases P12.3 billion in irrigation funds

Mar 02, 2016 - 7:59 PM

P11 8 billion will be used for the expansion of irrigation across the country while the remaining P500 million is for NIA s Quick Response Funds

THIRSTY RICE. Palay is particularly sensitive to drought conditions because it depends on a stable supply of water to grow. File photo by Fritzie Rodriguez/Rappler

COA goes after DND for P752-M unliquidated quick response fund

Nov 12, 2015 - 10:19 PM

The releases in 2014 should not have been approved because the various units under the defense department had yet to liquidate expenses in previous years

TYPHOON GLENDA. A Filipino girl collects a book on what is left of her home in the city of Muntinlupa, south of Manila, Philippines, July 17, 2014. Photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

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

300 PH towns to get climate change funds by 2016

Oct 01, 2014 - 7:19 PM

A fund of around P40 million is proposed to help make Philippine towns more resilient to climate change and prepared for disasters

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

COA: Yolanda fund, donations did not reach victims

Sep 08, 2014 - 8:42 PM

The OCD had P692 77 million for quick response in 2013 while the NDRRMC received P48 82 million in donations but these were used for operations or kept in banks

PEOPLE WAITING. Hundreds of thousands of families count on government aid 6 months after Yolanda. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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

To the social media savvy: Help report school damage

Jul 17, 2014 - 3:09 PM

Education officials say the preemptive suspension of classes by local government units helped a lot during Typhoon Glenda

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

Senate OKs P14.6-B supplemental budget

Dec 04, 2013 - 8:26 PM

Escudero provides a breakdown of how the funds will be used

CALAMITY FUND. The House of Representatives on Tuesday, December 3, approved the P14.6 supplemental budget. Photo by Rappler

Wanted: Messiah for disasters

Dec 02, 2013 - 2:01 AM

The stand alone agency should be responsible for formulating one coherent plan on disaster management

2013 disaster fund gets extra lump sum

Nov 25, 2013 - 7:38 PM

Congress files resolutions seeking to extend the validity of all unused allotments for 2013 and to repurpose the unused P14 6 B PDAF

AFTERMATH. The government has started mapping rehabilitation plans for areas devastated by Haiyan. Photo by Rappler/Vincent Go

Task: Locate teachers in disaster areas

Nov 12, 2013 - 3:09 PM

Temporary learning spaces will be set up once school officials are accounted for says Education Secretary Armin Luistro

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