All Agencies to Submit Personnel Roster to DBM

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MANILA, Philippines - President Aquino has instructed all national departments and agencies to immediately submit to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) complete rosters of their personnel - including military and uniformed personnel, and employees of government-owned or -controlled corporations (GOCCS).Budget and Management Secretary Florencio B. Abad said the President's directive to build a Comprehensive Database on Government Manpower will allow DBM to accurately and amply provide for the national government's personnel services requirements, including pension obligations."The Aquino administration is taking concrete steps to address the recently-revealed abuses in the use of personnel funds in the military, as well as the exorbitant pay received by officials of government firms," Abad said."Earlier, we withheld P8.6 billion and P11 billion worth of salaries and benefits of military personnel of the Department of National Defense (DND) and uniformed personnel of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), respectively. …