H. No. 3423
Republic of the Philippines
Congress of the Philippines
First Regular Session
Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday, the twenty-second day of July, two thousand thirteen.
[REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10634]
AN ACT APPROPRIATING THE SUM OF FOURTEEN BILLION SIX HUNDRED MILLION PESOS (P14,600,000,000.00) AS SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR FY 2013 AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:
SECTION 1. Appropriations. â The sum of Fourteen billion six hundred million pesos (P14,600,000,000.00) is hereby appropriated to supplement the FY 2013 Budget under the General Appropriations Act of 2013 (Republic Act No. 10352) for the purpose of augmenting the Calamity Fund by Eleven billion two hundred million pesos (P11,200,000,000.00) and the Quick Response Fund of the Department of Social Welfare and Development by Three billion four hundred million pesos (P3,400,000,000.00).
SEC. 2. Use and Release of Funds. â The amounts appropriated herein shall be used for relief and rehabilitation services, and the repair, rehabilitation and reconstruction of permanent structures, including other capital expenditures for disaster operations and rehabilitation activities in areas affected by disasters and calamities, both natural and man-made including, but not limited to, the areas devastated by typhoons “Labuyo”, “Odette”, “Pablo”, “Sendong”, “Santi” and “Vinta”, as declared by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, the siege and unrest in Zamboanga City, the magnitude 7.2 earthquake in Bohol and Cebu, and the massive onslaught of super Typhoon “Yolanda” which severely hit the Central Philippines, including Leyte, Eastern Samar, Northern Samar, Capiz, Aklan, the northern part of Antique, the northern areas of Cebu, Iloilo, Palawan, Romblon, Biliran, Southern Leyte, Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental.
Releases from this Fund shall be made by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) directly to the appropriate implementing departments/agencies in accordance with the approval of the President of the Philippines.
SEC. 3. Availability of Appropriations. â The appropriations authorized in this Act shall be available for release and obligation for the purposes specified until December 31, 2014.
SEC. 4. Submission of Reports. â The DBM and the implementing department/agency shall submit, either in printed form or by way of electronic document, to the House Committee on Appropriations, the Senate Committee on Finance and the Commission on Audit, the quarterly accountability reports on the utilization of funds. The DBM and the DBM’s web administrator or his/her equivalent shall be responsible for ensuring that the said quarterly reports are likewise posted on the official website of the DBM and the implementing agency.
Releases from the said Fund shall be subject to the submission of a special budget pursuant to Section 35, Chapter 5, Book VI of Executive Order No. 292, series of 1987.
SEC. 5. Separability Clause. â If, for any reason or reasons, any part or provision of this Act shall be declared as unconstitutional or invalid, the other parts or provisions hereof which are not affected thereby shall continue to be in full force and effect.
SEC. 6. Repealing Clause. â All provisions of existing laws, orders, rules and regulations or parts thereof which are in conflict or inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed, amended or modified accordingly.
SEC. 7. Effectivity. â This Act shall take effect immediately upon its publication in the Official Gazette or in at least two (2) newspapers of general circulation in the Philippines.
(Sgd.) FRANKLIN M. DRILON
President of the Senate
(Sgd.) FELICIANO BELMONTE JR.
Speaker of the House
This Act which originated in the House of Representatives was finally passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on December 9, 2013 and December 4, 2013, respectively.
(Sgd.) OSCAR G. YABES
Secretary of the Senate
(Sgd.) MARILYN B. BARUA-YAP
House of Representatives
Approved: DEC 26 2013
(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III
President of the Philippines