National Budget Circular No. 542, issued by the Department of Budget and Management on August 29, 2012, reiterates compliance with Section 93 of the General Appropriations Act of FY 2012. 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.
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.
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.
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.
DOF Compliance with Sec. 99 (Transparency Seal) R.A. No. 10964 (General Appropriations Act FY 2018)
I. Mandate, Functions, and Officials
II. Annual Reports
III. Financial Reports
A. Budget and Financial Accountability Reports
B. Comparative Balance Sheet
C. Budget Utilization Reports
D. Statement of Income and Expenses
E. Statement of Allotments and Obligations
IV. Approved Budget and Corresponding Targets
A. Corporate Operating Budget (COB)
B. General Appropriations Act (GAA)
C. Performance Targets (Physical Plan)
V. Major Programs and Projects
VI. Program and Project Beneficiaries
VII. Status of Implementation
VIII. Annual Procurement Plan, Contracts Awarded and Agency Procurement Compliance and Performance Indicators
A. Annual Procurement Plan
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X. System of Ranking for Performance-Based Bonus
XI. ISO 9001: 2015 Certification
XII. Freedom of Information Program
C. One Page Manual
XIII. Review and Compliance Procedure of SALN