DSWD thanks Chairman Michael G. Aguinaldo of the Commission on Audit for granting our request due to the prevailing COVID19 pandemic to extend the relaxing of the rules as embodied in COA Circular No. 2016-002, dated May 21, 2016 which requires a “Certification by the Accountant that the funds previously transferred to the Implementing Agency has been liquidated and accounted for in the books”, as a pre-requisite to the succeeding release of funds.

In addition to the relaxation of the aforementioned rule, Chairman Aguinaldo has allowed DSWD for purposes of facilitating the quick release of the funds intended for the Social Amelioration Program’s 2nd tranche in lieu of a liquidation report required from the LGUs as proposed by the DSWD that a duly certified Sangguniang Barangay Resolution or a Barangay Council Resolution attesting to the eligibility and qualification of the LGUs listed beneficiaries as provided for by the DSWD MC No. 09- 2020 and the Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) No. 1 between the said agencies of government DSWD-DOLE-DTI-DA-DOF-DBM and the DILG however, all Local Chief Executives must submit their duly accomplished completed full liquidation reports within 3 months from the lifting of the declaration of the State of Calamity for the Commission on Audit Regular Post Audit. With the whole-of-nation-approach as embodied by the creation of the IATF-EID, a lot can be achieved in the service of the Filipino people. Nagpapasalamat ang DSWD sa sambayanang Pilipino, sa inyong pagtitiwala sa lahat ng ahensya ng pamahalaan na nakikipaglaban para sa kabutihan ng bawat pamilya sa panahon ng pandemiyong COVID19. ###