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DMC 2019-08

Requested from DENR by Ver Punzalan at 04:03 PM on Dec 10, 2019.
Purpose: Clarification and Query
Date of Coverage: 03/15/2019 - 12/10/2019
Tracking no: #DENR-600721620561

Ver 04:03 PM, Dec 10, 2019

Good day!

per Section 6b of DMC 2019-08 (Guidelines.. in accordance with EO 77), transportation and meal allowance are allowed for every official travel within 50km from official station. Questions are:

1. Are we allowed to avail the meal allowance even we are using a gov't service vehicle?

2. How much is the allowable amount? 
Is it, less 30% of 2,200PHP which is 660PHP? or 
less 30% of the 660PHP which is 198PHP? or
it depends on the time or duration of stay in the place of assignment?

Thank you.

Jane 10:44 AM, Dec 18, 2019

December 18, 2019

Dear Ver,

Thank you for your request dated Dec 10, 2019 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for DMC 2019-08.

We received your request on Dec 10, 2019 and will respond on or before Dec 31, 2019 04:03:35 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 #DENR-600721620561.

Thank you.


Jane G. Bautista
Chief/ FOI Officer
Records Management Division
DENR Central Office
Visayas Ave., Diliman, Quezon City
Tel. No. (02) 8926-8079
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Assistant Secretary Daniel Darius 10:53 AM, Dec 18, 2019

December 18, 2019

Dear Ver Punzalan,


Thank you for your request dated Dec 10, 2019 04:03:35 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your Request

You asked for DMC 2019-08.

Response to Request

Your FOI request is approved. I enclose a copy of some of the information you requested.

Please note of the following:

Meal allowance is just a part of the whole travel allowance, thus, is allowable even the personnel is using government vehicle.

The travel allowance is computed in a daily basis, i.e. 5 working days x Daily Travel Allowance (DTA) = Total DTA for 5 days.

The DTA is comprised of 50% hotel and lodging, 30% meals and 20% incidental expenses. In your case, if you will not be sleeping on the site or away from official station, you are entitled to 50% of DTA. If you will be spending the night away from your official station, you are entitled to 100% of DTA.

The actual transportation expenses, on the other hand, shall be reimbursed 100% provided that there are receipts and that the mode of transportation utilized is economical. In your case, since you are already using government vehicle, you are only entitled to the 100% of DTA and no transportation allowance.

You may contact DENR Accounting Division for more info or clarification at Tel. No. 8928-0254, 8925-2342, Trunkline No. 8929-6626 local 2075, IP Phone Trunkline No. 8249-3367, 8248-3367, local 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019, 1020 and 1053.

Your right to request a review

If you are unhappy with this response to your FOI request, you may ask us to carry out an internal review of the response by writing to Sec. Roy A. Cimatu, DENR Central Office, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City, tel. no. 8926-3011, 8929-6626 loc. 2258, Your review request should explain why you are dissatisfied with this response, and should be made within 15 calendar days from the date when you received this letter. We will complete the review and tell you the result within 30 calendar days from the date when we receive your review request.

If you are not satisfied with the result of the review, you then have the right to appeal to the Office of the President under Administrative Order No. 22 (s. 2011).

Thank you.


Assistant Secretary Daniel Darius Nicer
FOI Decision Maker


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