(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Monday, 27 May 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the center of the eye of Typhoon "AGHON" {EWINIAR} was estimated based on all available data at 95 km East of Baler, Aurora (15.6°N, 122.5°E) with maximum sustained winds of 140 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 170 km/h. It is moving North Northeastward at 10 km/h. Southwesterly Windflow affecting the western section of Southern Luzon and Visayas. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to moderate winds coming from South to Southwest will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.5 meters).

Monday, 23 October 2023

DBM conducts financial competency training to BARMM ministries, officers

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) successfully conducted the Public Financial Management Competency Program (PFMCP) in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), capacitating PFM practitioners and executives from eight ministries of different provincial offices such as Basilan, Tawi-Tawi, Lanao del Sur, Sulu, and Maguindanao from October 16 to 20, 2023. 

Since 2018, the DBM, together with the BARMM Ministry of Finance and Budget and Management, in cooperation with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), has been implementing major capacity-building activities to help and guide the Bangsamoro Government in establishing a sound PFM system.

“After all, we have the same Agenda for Prosperity. Together, let us secure a Future-Proof and Sustainable Economy where no Filipino is left behind, including and most importantly, the Bangsamoro,” DBM Secretary Amenah F. Pangandaman said in her virtual closing message.

Under the proposed FY 2024 national budget, P80.6 billion will be allotted for financial assistance to BARMM, including the P70.5 billion annual block Ggant and P5.3 billion for the PAMANA or the PAyapa at MAsaganang PamayaNAn Program for infrastructure development.

Joining the program were DBM Region IX Director Mark Louie C. Martin and Region XII Director Akmad J. Usman; Commission on Audit Region IX Director Marisol Legaspi; SPIB Director John Aries S. Macaspac; Organization, Position Classification and Compensation Bureau Assistant Director Maria Lourdes Aganon; Ministry of Finance, and Budget and Management Minister Atty. Ubaida C. Pacasem, and Bangsamoro Treasurer Naila Z. Dimaraw.

BARMM Chief Minister Ahod Balawag Ebrahim and JICA Senior Representative Ide Soichiro sent their messages of support to the participants through a recorded video.

The PFMCP was conducted by the DBM advocacy, communications, and training service (ACTS) and the DBM regional offices. (DBM/PIA-Caraga)