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Budget of Expenditures and Sources of Financing (BESF)

Requested from DBM by Zhandra Tam at 04:25 PM on Jan 29, 2018.
Purpose: Research
Date of Coverage: 01/01/1940 - 01/29/2018
Tracking no: #DBM-610514962748

Zhandra 04:25 PM, Jan 29, 2018

Hi! I am looking for the longest series available for Budget of Expenditures and Sources of Financing ( The DBM website has a rundown of previous years until 2001 (however some of the links are broken). Is it possible to ask for the longest years available, preferably 1940s until present?

Thank you.

Marissa 06:05 PM, Jan 29, 2018

January 29, 2018

Dear Zhandra,

Thank you for your request dated Jan 29, 2018 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Budget of Expenditures and Sources of Financing (BESF).

We received your request on Jan 29, 2018 and will respond on or before Feb 19, 2018 04:25:19 PM, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal at, for request with ticket number #DBM-610514962748.

Thank you.


Marissa Santos
FOI Officer

Yolanda 05:24 PM, Jan 31, 2018

Hi Zhandra,

This pertains to your request for the lomgest series possible for the BESF possibly dating back in the 1940s.

First, may we be clarified as to what specific table/s you need since the BESF Tables is a consolidated document (with 1,565 pages) containing various tables.

Second, may we know for what purpose/ study will you be using the data so we can help you determine if there are other information we can provide you?

For information.   

Yolanda R. Reyes

Zhandra 05:45 PM, Jan 31, 2018


The project is related to a new macroeconomic model for policy simulation especially on the government side (reference: I'm especially interested in Chapter 15: Public Administration. I already asked the PSA Library and they said that all these PSY are available there, also in soft copy but I just need to request in eFOI in order to have access.

Thank you.

Zhandra 05:49 PM, Jan 31, 2018

Regarding other references that may be of assistance to us, I'm particularly interested in the Table 15.2 (National Government Revenues) and Table 15.9 (Government Expenditure Program by Sector) that can possible have the longest time series available (until 1940s).

Yolanda 06:15 PM, Apr 25, 2018

Apr 25, 2018

Dear Zhandra,

I refer to my letter of Jan 31, 2018 about your request under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Budget of Expenditures and Sources of Financing (BESF). In particular, I had requested specific information for you to clarify upon in order for us to proceed with the request.

As we have not received a reply within the 60-day working period since the letter requesting for clarification was sent out, we regret to inform you that this request will be closed as of Apr 25, 2018.

You may wish to submit a new request describing the specific information you are looking for, and we will be able to consider it under the guidelines as stated in Executive Order No. 2.

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Thank you.


FOI Officer

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