State auditors scored the underutilization of funds in 2016 of the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) ensuing within the reversion to the state treasury of P3.589 million in unutilized funds for incapacity affairs providers.

In its 2016 annual audit report, the Commission on Audit (COA) stated the six % non-utilization price amounting to P3.589 million resulted within the reversion of the stated money allocation to the state treasury resulting from non-accomplishment of actions under the council’s Policy Advisory Services on Disability Affairs.

Auditors stated the council acquired a complete discover of money allocations price P56,260,920 for its working expenditures, of which the quantity of P52,671,677.80 or 93.62 % was disbursed or utilized.

This left behind an unutilized stability of P3,589,242.20, which was reverted to the treasury.

The failure of the council to make the most of the fund for the actions adversely affected the supply of providers to the beneficiaries, state auditors stated.

“The delayed and/or non-accomplishment of the expected outputs within the target date, which resulted in the automatic reversion of the unutilized balance of P3.589 million to the Bureau of National Treasury, have adversely affected the timely delivery of the expected benefits to the concerned beneficiaries,” COA stated.

COA beneficial the CWC administration to require the Division Heads to watch carefully the implementation of the packages, actions, and initiatives throughout the focused schedule in order to maximise the utilization of money allocations and be sure that actions are accomplished on time.

The CWC is an connected company of the Department of Social Welfare and Development mandated to formulate and consider insurance policies, and coordinate and monitor the implementation and enforcement of all legal guidelines and packages for youngsters.