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S. No. 542 H. No. 7782 / OG No. 49, 7428 (Dec. 5, 1988)
[ REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6670, August 04, 1988 ]
AN ACT FURTHER AMENDING CERTAIN SECTIONS AND TERMS USED IN PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1177, AS AMENDED, IN ORDER TO INSTITUTE A MODIFIED PERFORMANCE BUDGET SYSTEM
Be it enacted by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:
SECTION 1. Section 13 of Presidential Decree No. 1177 is hereby amended to read as follows:
"SEC. 13. Submission of the Budget. — The President shall, in accordance with Section 22, Article VII of the Constitution, submit to the Congress within thirty (30) days from the opening of every regular session, as the basis of the General Appropriations Bill, a budget of expenditures and sources of financing, including receipts from existing and proposed revenue measures. Additional appropriations proposals may be submitted which correspond to part of the expenditure estimates submitted as part of the budget proposal: Provided, That continuing appropriations may be enacted for public: works, highways, and other infrastructure projects which require more than one year for instruction. In such cases, revenue estimates for the future years shall also be used in the evaluation of funding availability.
"The President may transmit to the Congress, from time to time, such proposed supplemental or deficiency appropriations as are, in his judgment, (a) necessary on account of laws enacted after the transmission of the Budget, or (b) otherwise needed in the public interest."
SEC. 2. Section 24 of the same decree is hereby amended to read as follows;
"SEC. 24. Appropriations for Personal Services. — Appropriations for personal services shall be considered as included in the amount specified for each budgetary program and project of each department, bureau, office or agency, and shall he itemized. The itemization of personal services shall be prepared by the Secretary for consideration and approval of the President as provided in Section 30 hereof: Provided, That the itemization of personal services shall be prepared for all agencies of the Legislative, Executive and Judicial Branches and the Constitutional bodies down to the division chief level and in the case of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Integrated National Police down to the rank of second lieutenant, except as may be otherwise approved by the President for positions concerned with national security matters: Provided, further, That appropriations for casual and/or temporary employees shall be in lump-sum based oh the number of man-hours to be rendered,"
SEC 3. Section 26 of the same decree is hereby repealed.
SEC. 4. Section 27 of the same decree is hereby amended to read as follows:
"SEC. 27. Infrastructure and Other Bills. — The public works, highways and other bills requiring appropriations may be filed at any time during the sessions of the Congress and shall be considered by the Congress upon their being reported out by the corresponding Committees."
SEC. 5. Sections 28 and 29 of the same decree are hereby repealed.
SEC. 6. Section 30 of the same decree is hereby amended to read as follows:
"SEC 30. Content of the General Appropriations Act. — The General Appropriations Act shall be presented in the form of budgetary programs and projects for each agency of the government, with the corresponding appropriations for each program and project, including statutory provisions of specific agency or general applicability. The General Appropriations Act shall contain an itemization of personal services which shall be prepared by the Secretary before enactment of the General Appropriations Act."
SEC. 7. The following words, phrases or terms wherever they appear in Presidential Decree No. 1177, as amended, are hereby amended to read:
a) "Ministry of the Budget shall read "Department of the Budget and Management";
b) "Minister of Budget" shall read "Secretary of the Department of Budget and Management";
c) "National Assembly" and "Batasan" shall read "Congress";
d) "Ministry" and "Ministries" shall read "Department" and "Departments" respectively; and
e) "Minister" shall read "Secretary."
SEC. 8. All laws, decrees, executive orders, and letters of instruction inconsistent with the provisions of this Act and the Constitution are hereby repealed, superseded and/or modified.
SEC. 9. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
(Sgd.) JOVITO R. SALONGA
(Sgd.) RAMON V. MITRA
President of the Senate
Speaker of the House of Representatives
This Act which originated in the House of Representatives was passed by the House on May 30, 1988, and considered concurred in by the Senate when it passed on June 10, 1988 Senate Bill No. 542 which is identical to House Bill No. 7782.
(Sgd.) EDWIN P. ACOBA
(Sgd.) QUIRINO D. ABAD SANTOS, JR.
Acting Secretary of the Senate
Secretary of the
Approved: August 4, 1988
(Sgd.) CORAZON C. AQUINO
President of the Philippines
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