The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on Monday said it has released a total of P89.39 billion out of the P140-billion allocation from the Bayanihan to Recover As One Act of 2020 or Bayanihan 2, primarily to respond to the current coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.
DBM Assistant Secretary Kim Robert De Leon said requested funds for various government agencies were processed and released to respond to the impacts of Covid-19.
“We would like to inform the public that DBM continues to support and assist government agencies through ensuring on time and immediate release of funds stated under the Bayanihan 2 Act,” he said in Filipino during the Network Briefing News with host Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar.
DBM also released the budget for the recently approved Special Risk Allowance and active hazard duty pay for medical frontliners.
Administrative Order (AO) No. 35 grants active hazard duty pay of up to P3,000 per month to medical, allied medical staff and other personnel in the public sector serving as frontliners during the pandemic.Meanwhile AO No. 36 grants Special Risk Allowance (SRA) not exceeding P5,000 per month to public and private health workers directly catering to or in contact with Covid-19 patients. SOVEREIGNPH