COA: Over P600-B left over from 2013 budget
MANILA, Philippines – How much money was left over from the 2013 national budget?
According to the Commission on Audit, P606.59 billion of the P2.539 trillion 2013 budget was left unused.
Of the P606.59 billion, P330.77 billion was unobligated allotment – or the difference between the total budget and government obligations.
Unpaid obligations – or the amount left after actual disbursements are deducted from the obligated portion of the budget – reached P275.82 billion.
Of the total 2013 budget, government agencies incurred P2.208 trillion worth of obligations, while actual disbursements were worth P1.933 trillion.
The amount of disbursements was P36.75 billion lower than the P1.969 trillion spent in in 2012.
The government's P1.933 trillion expenses were spent on the following:
- P624.82 billion - operating expenses
- P593.92 billion - government employees (personal services, benefits, salaries)
- P387.35 billion - new equipment, capital outlay
- P326.55 billion - Department of Finance expenses incurred under debt service allocations
The government agencies that spent the most on its personnel were the Department of Education (P224.192 billion), the Department of the Interior and Local Government (P11.952 billion) and the Department of National Defense (P108.254 billion).
From 2012, the cost of personal services was up 14.3%, while maintenance and other operating expenses also saw a 10% increase from P568.04 the previous year.
Meanwhile, capital outlay was down by 32.5% in 2013. - Rappler.com
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