Projects and Services
Transparency Seal

National Budget Circular 542


National Budget Circular 542, issued by the Department of Budget and Management on August 29, 2012, reiterates compliance with Section 93 of the General Appropriations Act of FY2012. Section 93 is the Transparency Seal provision, to wit:

Sec. 93. Transparency Seal. To enhance transparency and enforce accountability, all national government agencies shall maintain a transparency seal on their official websites. The transparency seal shall contain the following information: (i) the agency’s mandates and functions, names of its officials with their position and designation, and contact information; (ii) annual reports, as required under National Budget Circular Nos. 507 and 507-A dated January 31, 2007 and June 12, 2007, respectively, for the last three (3) years; (iii) their respective approved budgets and corresponding targets immediately upon approval of this Act; (iv) major programs and projects categorized in accordance with the five key results areas under E.O. No. 43, s. 2011; (v) the program/projects beneficiaries as identified in the applicable special provisions; (vi) status of implementation and program/project evaluation and/or assessment reports; and (vii) annual procurement plan, contracts awarded and the name of contractors/suppliers/consultants.

The respective heads of the agencies shall be responsible for ensuring compliance with this section.

Transparency Seal, prominently displayed on the main page of the website of a particular government agency, is a certificate that it has complied with the requirements of Section 93. This Seal links to a page within the agency’s website which contains an index of downloadable items of each of the above-mentioned documents.


 

Symbolism

A pearl buried inside a tightly-shut shell is practically worthless. Government information is a pearl, meant to be shared with the public in order to maximize its inherent value.

The Transparency Seal, depicted by a pearl shining out of an open shell, is a symbol of a policy shift towards openness in access to government information. On the one hand, it hopes to inspire Filipinos in the civil service to be more open to citizen engagement; on the other, to invite the Filipino citizenry to exercise their right to participate in governance. This initiative is envisioned as a step in the right direction towards solidifying the position of the Philippines as the Pearl of the Orient – a shining example for democratic virtue in the region.


I. MANDATE, FUNCTIONS, AND LIST OF OFFICIALS


II. Annual Financial Reports

III. DBM Approved Budget and Corresponding Targets

 

IV. Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation

2020

  • Beneficiaries 2020 (Annex B)

SPES    1st Qtr | 2nd Qtr | 3rd Qtr | 4th Qtr 

GIP        1st Qtr 2nd Qtr | 3rd Qtr | 4th Qtr 

SAP      1st Qtr | 2nd Qtr | 3rd Qtr | 4th Qtr 

DILP      1st Qtr | 2nd Qtr | 3rd Qtr | 4th Qtr 

 

  • Status of Implementation 2020 (Annex C)

SPES    1st Qtr | 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr | 4th Qtr 

GIP        1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr | 4th Qtr 

SAP       1st Qtr | 2nd Qtr | 3rd Qtr | 4th Qtr 

DILP      1st Qtr 2nd Qtr | 3rd Qtr | 4th Qtr 

 

2019

2018

V. Annual Procurement Plan

VI. QMS Certification of at least one core process by an international certifying body (ICB)

VII. System of Ranking Delivery Units for FY 2020 PBB

VIII. The Agency Review and Compliance Procedure of Statements and Financial Disclosure 

 

IX. The Final People's Freedom to Information (FOI) Manual signed by head of agency

FOI-logo | Inter-Country Adoption Board (ICAB)

2020 - Scanned Copies

1st Quarter | 2nd Quarter | 3rd Quarter

2017-2019 - Scanned Copies

1st - 4th Quarter

X. Annual Reports on the Status of Income Authorized by Law to be Retained or Used and be Deposited Outsideof the National Treasury (Not Applicable)

XI. Modifications Made Pursuant to the General and Special Provision in the GAA of 2020 (Not Applicable)

 


ADDITIONAL REPORTS

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SALOME O. SIATON
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