The conduct of the FY 2017 Budget Preparation and Guidelines on the Release of Funds cum Updates on the Enhanced Financial Reporting System (eFRS) was attended by 471 Fiscal Staff from the 19 Schools Division Offices of DepEd CALABARZON together with selected Regional Office personnel from Administrative, PPRD, HRDD for GAD Focal Person and Finance Division on February 23-25, 2016 at Teachers’ Camp, Baguio City hosted by the DepEd  Division of Rizal.  The seminar was highlighted by the supportive Chief Budget Management Specialist, Ms. Mac Peñamente from DBM IV-A, who shared a very comprehensive and detailed presentation on the Budget Execution for FY 2016 and the Key Principles for FY 2016 Budget, the Two-Tier Budgeting Approach (2TBA).

The two (2) activities conducted constituted a good opportunity among all the fiscal staff and other personnel (accountants, budget officers, planning officers, HRMOs, EPS-in-charge of GAD and School Accountants/Senior Bookkeepers) to discuss important matters on proper utilization of funds.  In order to maintain the high momentum and commitments reached during the seminar- workshop, it was decided that each group would conduct simultaneous activities to address all concerns in their respective fields.  In the context of improved Transparent, Ethical and Accountable (TEA) Governance towards attaining an effective delivery and results, the Finance Division would still maintain Team CALABARZON as the Benchmark Region in the Philippines.

Laarnie Evaristo
Finance Division