Monday, May 27, 2024

Suppliers owed P1, 3 billion in payments due to GABS system failure

The government has revealed that as of March 7, 2024, there were 14,727 outstanding supplier invoices valued at over P1.3 billion. Despite the significant backlog, the Ministry of Finance has said it diligently processed and paid over one million suppliers, totaling over P82 billion since April 2023.

Addressing concerns about system downtime, the Minister of Finance Peggy Serame assured Parliament that Government Accounting and Budgeting System (GABS) has historically performed well since its implementation in 2004. She said recent challenges have been attributed to infrastructure limitations rather than inherent flaws in the system itself.

There's more to this story

But to keep reading, we need you to subscribe.

Investigative journalism is an indispensable part of a healthy society, but it's also expensive to produce. We are reliant on subscriptions to fund our work, and while you can enjoy most of our stories for free, a small number of premium features are reserved for subscribers.

You can subscribe for one week, a month or a full year - the choice is yours.

Save 77% on an annual subscription. Click here to find out how.

Existing subscribers can log in to keep reading here.

RELATED STORIES

Read this week's paper