Mon. Mar 1st, 2021

Watch the ceremonial signing of the 2021 GAA by the President with the Senate President and Speaker present. Undersecretary Jacinto V. Paras was asked to be the master of ceremonies of the signing event which was held last December 28, 2020 at Malacanang.

President Rodrigo Duterte signed the P4.5-trillion 2021 General Appropriations Act for 2021 that allocates P72.5 billion for the purchase of storage, transportation, and distribution of Covid-19 vaccines.

The Education sector received the largest portion with P751.7 billion, or 16.7 percent of the 2021 national budget followed by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) with P695 billion, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) with P249.3 billion (5.5 percent), Department of Health (DOH) with P210.2 billion, Department of National Defense (DND) with P205.8 billion, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) with P176.9 billion, Department of Transportation (DOTr) with P87.9 billion, Department of Agriculture (DA) with P71.0 billion, the Judiciary with P45.3 billion, and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) with P37.1 billion. 

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