3 weeks COA calls out DOST for scrimping on climate change budget MB
State auditors have called the attention of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) against scrimping on the P9.98 billion granted by the government to finance the Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation projects, saying that underspending might “hinder the country’s resilience to calamities.” The Commission on Audit (COA) disclosed that out of the P9.98 billion funding for grants-in-aid (GIA) projects from 2016 to 2019, only P2.38  billion or about 24 percent went to DRRCCA projects which is not in line with the Special Provisions of the General Appropriations Act. In the 2019 annual audit report for DoST, ... more