Mandate, Vision, Mission and Functions

The Mandate

The Department of Budget and Management, created under Executive Order No. 25 dated April 25, 1936, is mandated under this Order and by subsequent issuances to promote the sound, efficient and effective management and utilization of government resources (i.e., technological, manpower, physical and financial) as instrument in the achievement of national socioeconomic and political development goals.

The Vision

By 2016, we envision the Department of Budget and Management to be:

  • A champion of results-oriented budget and management policies and practices that enable the government to steer the country towards meaningful development that empowers the poor and the marginalized;
  • An implementer of world-class budget and management systems that enhance transparency, accountability and public participation in governance;
  • An institution composed of highly competent and motivated public servants who observe the highest standards of professionalism and integrity.

The Mission

The Department of Budget and Management shall lead public expenditure management to ensure the equitable, prudent, transparent and accountable allocation and use of public funds to improve the quality of life of each and every Filipino.

The Function of Regional Offices

  • Provide policy advisory and support services to the DBM Central Office, RDCs and other regional policy-making bodies to promote sound fiscal management and PEM reforms
  • Plan and undertake budget preparation and execution activities for SUCs and decentralized  agency coverages
  • Review the budgets of provinces, highly urbanized cities, independent component cities, and Metro Manila municipalities to ensure compliance with the Local Government Code
  • Administer/manage the GMIS of SUCs and decentralized agency coverages
  • Provide advisory and technical assistance and support services to LGUs, SUCs, and decentralized agency coverages and advocate the implementation of PEM and procurement reform in the regions
  • Evaluate organizational and staffing modifications and compensation and position classification requirements of LWDs
  • Provide funding authorizations to SUCs, LGUs and decentralized agencies
  • Monitor and evaluate the performance of SUCs and decentralized agency coverages in relation to regional development goals and targets set by the RDCs, and the sectoral and OPIF targets set by national departments
  • Monitor the financial and budget performance of LGUs to ensure compliance with the LGC, and with budgeting and procurement laws and policies
  • Provide inputs to the DBM Central Office on the status of major programs and projects of SUCs, decentralized national government agencies and LGUs in the regions