With a total unused Notice of Cash Allocation (NCA) balance of only Php446.24 for FY 2019, the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) ranked third among the 31 different operating units of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in terms of the usage of NCA, which was awarded during the FY 2019 DA Year-End Financial Evaluation and Assessment Workshop last January 27-31 held in Iloilo City.
Other awardees were as follows: DA-Regional Field Office (RFO) – Region VIII for the top spot, followed by DA-RFO – Region VII for second place, DA-RFO – Region VI for the 4th place, and the Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries (PCAF) and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), who were conferred 5th and 6th place, respectively.
The PCC received a total NCA of Php675,872,243.00 for the period January – December 2019 and has spent a total amount of Php675,871,796.76 or almost 100% of the given cash allocation, which translates to effective public service delivery.
The NCA represents the cash requirements of government agencies for the implementation of their programs, activities and projects for the year. Prudent financial management dictates that the NCA should be fully utilized in order to ensure that the Filipino people feel the benefits of their hard-earned taxes.
DA Undersecretary for Administration and Finance Roldan Gorgonio took part in the event with a keynote speech. According to him, every government employee should be knowledgeable about the pertinent rules concerning government transactions as everyone is considered stewards of government wealth.