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Bayanihan Grant to Cities and Municipalities (BGCM)

Per Local Budget Circular No. 125 issued by the Department of Budget and Management dated April 7, 2020, the BGCM equivalent to the one-month FY 2020 Internal Revenue Allotment share of the cities and municipalities was released to all cities and municipalities to boost their capacity in immediately responding to the COVID-19 emergency.


The BGCM shall be exclusively used by the cities and municipalities for the following COVID-19-related programs, projects, and activities (PPAs) and expenses:

  • Procurement of personal protective equipment;
  • Procurement of equipment, reagents, and kits for COVID-19 testing;
  • Procurement of medicines and vitamins;
  • Procurement of hospital equipment and supplies;
  • Procurement of disinfectants, sprayers, disinfection tents and other disinfecting supplies and misting equipment;
  • Food, transportation (including fuel), and accommodation expenses of medical personnel and other LGU personnel directly involved in the implementation of COVID-19-related PPAs and expenses;
  • Food assistance and other relief goods for affected households;
  • Expenses for the construction/repair/lease/rental of additional space/building to accommodate COVID-19 patients and persons under monitoring/investigation;
  • Expenses for the operation of stand-alone/mobile testing laboratory;
  • Expenses for the purchase/rental of tents/spaces for temporary shelters of the homeless;
  • Expenses for training of personnel in the conduct of COVID-19ntesting and other related trainings; and
  • Other necessary COVID-19-related PPAs and expenses.

Monthly report on fund utilization and status of implementation of PPAs:

APRIL 2020

MAY 2020

JUNE 2020

JULY 2020