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:

logo1Sec. 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.

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.

  1. Quarterly Physical Report of Operation as of September 30, 2020
  2. Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances as of the Quarter ending of June 2020
  3. Summary of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, and Balances by Object of Expenditures as of the Quarter ending of June 2020
  4. List of Allotments and Sub-Allotments as of the Quarter ending of June 2020
  5. Monthly Report of Disbursements for the Month of April 2020
  6. Monthly Report of Disbursements for the Month of May 2020
  7. Monthly Report of Disbursements for the Month of June 2020
  8. Quarter Report of Revenue and Other Receipts as of the 2nd Quarter Ending June 30 2020
  9. Monthly Report of Disbursements for the Month of January 2020
  10. Monthly Report of Disbursements for the Month of February 2020
  11. Monthly Report of Disbursements for the Month of March 2020
  12. Quarter Report of Revenue and Other Receipts as of the 2nd Quarter Ending June 30 2020
  13. Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances - as of the Quarter ending of March 31, 2020
  14. Summary of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations and Balances by Object of Expenditures as of the Quarter ending of March 31, 2020
  15. List of Allotments and Sub-allotments as of Quarter ending of March 31, 2020
  16. Quarterly Physical Report of Operations as of March 31, 2020
  17. Quarterly Physical Report of Operations as of June 30, 2020
  18. Current Year Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances - As of the Quarter ending December 31, 2019
  19. Continuing Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances - As of the Quarter ending December 31, 2019
  20. Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances – as of the Quarter ending of August 31, 2019
  21. Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances – as of the Quarter ending of June 30, 2019
  22. Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances – as of the Quarter ending of March 31, 2019
  23. Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances – as of the Quarter ending of December 31, 2018
  24. Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances – as of the Quarter ending of December 31, 2017

  1. Annual Procurement Plan
    1. General Supplies / Equipment
      1. FY 2020
      2. FY 2019
      3. FY 2018
      4. FY 2017
      5. FY 2016
      6. FY 2015
    2. Marketing / Advertisements
      1. FY 2020
        a.  Indicative APP for 2020
        b.  Updated APP for 2020
      2. FY 2019
      3. FY 2018
      4. FY 2017
      5. FY 2016
      6. FY 2015
      7. FY 2013
    1. Major Projects / Programs
      1. FY 2016
        a. International Events
        b. Domestic Events
      2. FY 2015
        a. International Events
        b. Domestic Events
      3. FY 2013