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DISBURSEMENT OF OCA FOR REGION V- BICOL

Requested from DBM by I. maer at 10:09 AM on Aug 25, 2022.
Purpose: RELEASE OF BUDGET FOR OCA
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2022 - 06/01/2022
Tracking no: #DBM-723980515465

maer 10:10 AM, Aug 25, 2022

Good day!
I am asking for your help for the immediate release of the OCA (One Covid Allowance). The DOH said that they are constantly in coordination with the Department of Finance to ensure that the remaining P42 billion currently lodged as unprogrammed funds will be prioritized to ensure the implementation of the OCA. We are already through the 8th month of the year and yet, we have only received the OCA for the months of January and February. 
Hoping for the MOOE fund to be approve. Please!

Central Records Division 07:58 AM, Aug 26, 2022

August 26, 2022

Dear Izy,

Thank you for your request dated Aug 25, 2022 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for DISBURSEMENT OF OCA FOR REGION V- BICOL.

We received your request on Aug 25, 2022 and will respond on or before Sep 15, 2022 10:09:59 AM, 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 https://www.foi.gov.ph/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHQsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEERCTS03MjM5ODA1MTU0NjUM, for request with ticket number #DBM-723980515465.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

FRO Central Records Division
FOI Officer

B 11:01 AM, Sep 14, 2022

September 14, 2022

Dear Izy maer,

Greetings!

Thank you for your request dated Aug 25, 2022 10:09:59 AM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your Request

You asked for DISBURSEMENT OF OCA FOR REGION V- BICOL.

Response to Request

To date, DBM has not received any request for release of funds to cover payment of One COVID-19 Allowance to eligible public and private HCWs and non-HCWs. Once the DOH submitted the request together with the complete documentary requirements, DBM ensures that the Department will immediately process the request to release funds, based on available budget.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

Budget Management Bureau B
FOI Receiving Officer

maer 11:34 AM, Oct 14, 2022

MANILA – The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on Wednesday approved the release of around PHP11.5 billion for the distribution of One Covid-19 Allowance (OCA) or Health Emergency Allowance (HEA) claims to over 1.6 million qualified beneficiaries.

In a press statement, the DBM said the fund will go to the Department of Health (DOH), the agency in charge of giving the OCA or HEA to eligible public and private healthcare workers (HCWs) and non-HCWs.

"The Special Allotment Release Order (SARO) covers unfunded OCA/HEA claims of healthcare and non-healthcare workers for the period of January to June 2022," the agency said.

The DBM said the latest release of funds will cover the unfunded portion of some 2,613,331 approved OCA/HEA claims by the DOH, as of Sept. 5, 2022, with a total funding requirement of PHP18.7 billion.

The DBM noted that it released around PHP7.92 billion of the PHP18.7 billion on Feb. 14 this year to cover the payment of 995,671 OCA/HEA claims.

Budget Secretary Amenah Pangandaman said the approval of disbursement of PHP11.5 billion for HCWs' Covid-19 benefits demonstrates the current administration's commitment to give them the necessary support and assistance.

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