Republic Act 8522

General Appropriations Act of 1998

AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE OPERATION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES FROM JANUARY ONE TO DECEMBER THIRTY ONE, NINETEEN HUNDRED NINETY EIGHT, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

"Sec. 28.  Gender-Responsive Projects. – All departments, bureaus, offices, agencies, state universities and colleges and instrumentalities including government owned and/or controlled corporations shall set aside a minimum amount of five percent (5%) out of their 1998 appropriations to be used for projects designed to address gender issues in accordance with R.A. No. 7192.

The concerned departments, bureaus, offices, agencies, state universities and colleges and instrumentalities including government owned and/or controlled corporations shall formulate their 1998 gender and development plan and submit semestral reports to Congress, the Department of Budget and Management and the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women, indicating the amounts utilized to implement such gender-responsive projects and activities.

The implementation of this Section shall be in accordance with the guidelines jointly issued by the National Economic and Development Authority, the Department of Budget and Management and the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women.

Approved:   February 14, 1998