DBM Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno delivers his keynote speech.
In partnership with the two of the biggest airlines in the country, the Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Cebu Pacific (CEB), the Procurement Service – Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PS-PhilGEPS), an attached agency of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), conducted an Orientation and Walkthrough on the Government Fares Agreement (GFA) with the theme “The Smarter and More Efficient Way to Fly.” The activity was held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) last February 10, 2017.
The event was graced by DBM Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno by delivering the keynote speech. He stated that “...as stewards of public resources, we are expected to use wisely every peso we are entrusted, and with the GFA, we not only cut down on administrative inefficiencies, but also secure savings which can be channelled to more productive uses such as our national infrastructure projects and social services.”
A total of 71 representatives from 24 National Government Agencies (NGAs) attended the orientation and walkthrough.
Some of the benefits included on the agreement are as follows:
• Easy access and efficient booking of airline ticket through the travel portals of PAL and CEB in the PS website
• Waived Processing/Web Administration Fee of P250.00 on all domestic bookings
• No charges on first rebooking
• Access to Agency’s credit line
• 8 to 9% discount on fares
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