Today is January 24, 2017

Transparency Seal

 National Budget Circular 542

transparency-sealNational 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.

A 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.

SEC Compliance with Sec. 99 (Transparency Seal) R.A. No. 10717 (General Appropriations Act FY 2016)

• MFO Accountability Report Card (MARC-I)

• Management Accountability Report Card (MARC-2)

I. Agency's Mandates, Vision, Mission and List of Officials
A. Mandate, Vision, Mission
B. Directory of Officials
II. Annual Financial Reports
A. FY 2016
1. FAR No. 1 - SAAOBDB (Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances) as of the quarter ending September 2016
2. Monthly Report on Disbursements for the month of November 2016
3. BAR No. 1 - Quarterly Physical Report of Operations/Physical Plan as of the quarter ending September 30, 2016
4. FAR No. 5 - Quarterly Report of Revenue and Other Receipts as of the quarter ending September 30, 2016
5. FAR No. 1-A - Summary of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations,Disbursements and Balances by Object of Expenditures as of the quarter ending September 30, 2016
B. FY 2015
1. FAR No. 1 - SAAOBDB (Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances) as of the quarter ending December 31, 2015
2. Monthly Report on Disbursements for the month of December 2015
3. BAR No. 1 - Quarterly Physical Report of Operations/Physical Plan as of the quarter ending December 31, 2015
4. FAR No. 5 - Quarterly Report of Revenue and Other Receipts as of the quarter ending December 31, 2015
5. FAR No. 1-A - Summary of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations,Disbursements and Balances by Object of Expenditures as of the quarter ending December 31, 2015
C. FY 2014
1. FAR No. 1 - SAAOBDB (Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances) as of the quarter ending December 31, 2014
2. Summary Report on Disbursement as of December 31, 2014
3. BAR No. 1 - Quarterly Physical Report of Operations/Physical Plan as of December 31, 2014
4. FAR No. 5 - Quarterly Report of Revenue and Other Receipts as of December 31, 2014
5. FAR No. 1-A - Summary of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations,Disbursements and Balances by Object of Expenditures as of the quarter ending December 31, 2014
D. FY 2013
1. FAR No. 1 - SAAOBDB (Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances) as of the quarter ending December 31, 2013
2. Summary Report on Disbursement as of December 31, 2013
3. BAR No. 1 - Quarterly Physical Report of Operations/Physical Plan as of December 31, 2013
4. FAR No. 5 - Quarterly Report of Revenue and Other Receipts as of December 31, 2013
5. Financial Plan (Detailed Statement of Current Year's Obligations, Disbursements and Unpaid Obligations) as of December 31, 2013
III. DBM Approved Budget and Targets
1. Budget 2016
2. Targets/MFOs/GAA Targets 2016

IV. Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries and Status of Implementation (Not Applicable)

V. Annual Procurement Plan
A. Annual Procurement Plan (APP) 2016
B. Supplemental Annual Procurement Plan (APP) 2016-01
C. Supplemental Annual Procurement Plan (APP) 2016-02
D. Supplemental Annual Procurement Plan (APP) 2016-03
E. Updated Annual Procurement Plan 1
F. Supplemental Annual Procurement Plan (APP) 2016-04
G. Updated Annual Procurement Plan 2
F. Supplemental Annual Procurement Plan (APP) 2016-05
G. Supplemental Annual Procurement Plan (APP) 2016-06
H. Supplemental Annual Procurement Plan (APP) 2016-07
VI. ISO - aligned QMS Documents
VII. System of Ranking Delivery Units