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COA flags Davao City’s unutilized funds for livelihood, disaster risk reduction

May 23, 2018 - 1:20 PM

(UPDATED) Of the P5.4-million fund allotted to the PAMANA livelihood projects, only P119,000 was spent for expenses like catering and office supplies, the Commission on Audit said in its 2017 report on the Davao City government

AUDIT. The 2017 audit report of Davao City shows P560 million worth of unutilized funds.

Albay seeks 'augmentation support' from gov't for evacuees

Jan 21, 2018 - 1:10 AM

More than 7,000 families are temporarily sheltered in evacuation sites due to Mayon Volcano

'RESTIVE.' Volcanic materials from the slopes of Mayon volcano tumbled down over the ricefields in Albay on November 1, 2017. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

WATCH: What Duterte promised mayors in Vinta-hit Lanao del Norte

Dec 27, 2017 - 10:24 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte vows to fast-track rehabilitation in Vinta-hit areas, but are the funds for handling disasters in 2017 enough?

VINTA DAMAGE. Severe Tropical Storm Vinta damages bridges in Lanao del Norte province including this one that leads to a remote village in Munai town. Photo courtesy of Ninoy Castro/DSWD

DBM to release P5 billion for Marawi rehab in 2017

Jul 14, 2017 - 1:52 PM

The Department of Budget and Management says funds for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Marawi City will be released following a multi year scheme

MARAWI REHAB. The budget department allots at least P15 billion for 2017 and 2018 for Marawi recovery and rehabilitation efforts. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

COA sees 'unauthorized expenses' in 2016 DND disaster funds

May 11, 2017 - 9:36 PM

But the department insists it used its Quick Response Fund correctly saying that their role in disaster involves organizing training and equipping first responders from the AFP

COA: DND, 183 LGUs didn't follow rules for disaster funds in 2015

Jan 22, 2017 - 7:00 PM

The Commission on Audit releases its first ever report on how funds for disaster risk reduction and management were used by national and local officials

Where can you access disaster funds?

Apr 03, 2016 - 1:08 PM

The Philippine DRRM Act established a disaster fund to respond to urgent needs during emergency situations

COA: Irregularities in AFP purchases for Yolanda relief

Nov 12, 2015 - 8:43 AM

State auditors discover that the military bought petroleum oil and lubricants through a repeat order Supplemental contract agreements are undated and some required documents are missing

PRIORITY RELIEF. Philippine Air Force helicoper take off from the devastated airport in Tacloban city. Photo by EPA/Francis Malasig

PH hunger, disaster funds, Myanmar elections | 6PM wRap

Nov 02, 2015 - 7:53 PM

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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

COA: Marinduque used disaster fund for health workers' phones

Aug 18, 2015 - 11:41 AM

The provincial government should have tapped its General Fund for the purchase of 1 300 mobile phones amounting to P909 675 say state auditors

Guiuan complied with disaster fund audit demands – officials

Jun 25, 2015 - 5:38 PM

Contrary to the findings of state auditors Guiuan officials say the town which was badly hit by Typhoon Yolanda in 2013 has submitted a report on how it spent its local disaster funds

WHERE DID IT GO? The Commission on Audit wants Guiuan officials to expenses from the local disaster fund that are unaccounted for. EPA file photo

Duterte on 2016, Boy Scouts, Guiuan disaster fund | 12PM wRap

Jun 22, 2015 - 12:26 PM

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COA questions Guiuan's P1.148 M disaster fund expenses

Jun 21, 2015 - 7:27 PM

Municipal officials in the town badly hit by Typhoon Yolanda in 2013 may face sanctions for failing to submit documents explaining how the local disaster fund was used

WHERE DID IT GO? The Commission on Audit wants Guiuan officials to expenses from the local disaster fund that are unaccounted for. EPA file photo

Davao City's calamity fund priorities questioned by auditors

Jun 20, 2015 - 11:00 AM

The Commission on Audit says Davao City s LDRRM office charged against the calamity fund expenses that were not disaster related

COA: Davao City public schools misused P46M in 2014

Jun 19, 2015 - 10:42 AM

According to a Commission on Audit report Davao City schools used the Special Education Fund for illegal expenditures

Centralized bank account soon for Yolanda aid

May 13, 2014 - 6:00 PM

This comes as the national government remains blind to Yolanda donations made directly to LGUs says a budget official

Agenda for Abad, Drilon, Belmonte: Disaster aid

Nov 21, 2013 - 12:24 PM

Senate President Franklin Drilon says if the 3 agree the supplemental budget can be passed by the first week of December