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Transparency Seal explained

In National Budget Circular No. 542, issued on August 29, 2012, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) reiterates compliance by all offices of the national government, including state universities and colleges, government-owned and controlled corporations, government financial institutions and local government units with Section 93, the Transparency Seal provision, of the General Appropriations Act of 2012, 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 Circular also declares that the respective heads of the agencies shall be responsible for ensuring compliance with this section.

The Circular directs that the Transparency Seal must be prominently displayed on the main page of the agency website, and linked to a page within the agency website that contains the aforementioned documents in downloadable format. 

Symbolism of the Transparency Seal 

A pearl that is 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, it seeks 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.

DENR compliance with Transparency Seal (per Annex 10 of DBM Memo Circular No. 2015-1 dated Aug. 10, 2015)

I. DENR mandates and functions, names of officials with their positions and designations, and contact information

a. DENR Mandate, Vision, Mission
b. Directory of DENR officials

II.  DBM Approved Budget and Target 

III.  Modification Made Pursuant to the General and Special Provisions in the FY2018 GAA (Not Applicable)

IV. Annual Procurement Plan
a. FY 2020 Annual Procurement Plan (APP-nonCSE) in the format prescribed under GPPB Circular No. 07-2015
b. FY 2020 Annual Procurement Plan (APP-CSE) in the format prescribed under GPPB Circular No. 07-2015
c. FY 2019 Annual Procurement Plan (APP-nonCSE) in the format prescribed under GPPB Circular No. 07-2015
e. FY 2018 Annual Procurement Plan (APP-nonCSE) in the format prescribed under GPPB Circular No. 07-2015
V. Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries and Status of Implementation
a. National Greening Program,
    a.1 FY 2019 (Q1); (Q2); (Q3)
    a.2 FY 2018 (Q1);(Q2); (Q3); (Q4)
    a.3 (2017)
    a.4 (2016)
b. Land Disposition,
    b.1 FY 2019 (Q1); (Q2); (Q3)
    b.2 FY 2018
    b.3 FY 2017
    b.4 FY 2016
c. Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) (Not Applicable) 

VI. Annual Financial Reports

A. FAR No. 1.  Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances (SAAOBDB)

a.1. FY 2019
         a.1.1.  Fund 101 (Current), (Q1); (Q2); (Q3)
                   Fund 101 (Continuing), (Q1); (Q2); (Q3)
a. 2. FY 2018
         a.2.1.  Fund 101 (Current), (Q1); (Q2); (Q3); (Q4)
a.3. FY 2017  
a.3.1.  Fund 101 (Current)
                      Fund 101 (Continuing)
a.4. FY 2016  
        a.4.1.  Fund 101 (Current)
                      Fund 101 (Continuing)
a.5. FY 2015  
a.5.1.  Fund 101 (Current)
                       Fund 101 (Continuing)     
a.6. FY 2014 
a.6.1.  Fund 101 (Current)
    Fund 101 (Continuing)
a.7. FY 2013 SAOB

B. BAR No. 1. Quarterly Physical Report of Operations

b.1.  FY 2019, (Q1); (Q2); (Q3)
b.2.  FY 2018, (Q1);(Q2); (Q3); (Q4)
b.3.  FY 2017, (Current; Continuing)
b.4.  FY 2016
b.5.  FY 2015
b.6.  FY 2014
b.7.  FY 2013

C. Physical Plan

c.1  FY 2019
c.3  FY 2017
c.4  FY 2016        
c.5  FY 2015
c.6  FY 2014
c.7  FY 2013

 D. FAR No. 1-A. Summary of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances by Object of Expenditures (SAAODBOE)

d.1.  FY 2019 (Current), (Q1); (Q2); (Q3)
                    (Continuing), (Q1); (Q2); (Q3)
d.2.  FY 2018, (Q1); (Q2); (Q3); (Q4)        

 E. FAR No. 1.B. List of Allotments and Sub-Allotments (LASA)

e.1. FY 2019, (Current), (Q2); (Q3)
                    (Continuing), (Q1); (Q2); (Q3)
e.2. FY 2018, (Q1); (Q2); (Q3); (Q4)       

 F. FAR No. 3. Aging of Due and Demandable Obligations

f.2.  FY 2018
f.2.  FY 2017 (Page 1) (Page 2)

 G. FAR No. 4.  Summary Report on Disbursements

g.1. FY 2019, (Jan, Feb, Mar); (Apr, May, June); (July, Aug, Sept); (Oct, Nov, Dec)
g.2. FY 2018
g.2. FY 2017
g.3. FY 2016                  
g.4. FY 2015
g.5. FY 2014  

 H. FAR No. 5. Consolidated Quarterly Report of Revenue and other Receipts

h.1.  FY 2019, (Q1); (Q2); (Q3); (Q4)
h.2.  FY 2018, (Q1); (Q2); (Q3); (Q4)
h.3.  FY 2017
h.4.  FY 2016
h.5   FY 2015
h.6.  FY 2014
h.7.  FY 2013

 I. Financial Plan

i.1. 2019
i.2. 2018
i.4. 2016
i.5. 2015
i.6. 2014
i.7. 2013

VII. Annual Reports on the Status of Income Authorized by Law to be Deposited Outside the National Treasury, including the legal basis, beginning balance, income collected and its sources, expenditures and ending balance

A. BP-100-B Statement of Other Receipts/Expenditures (Annual)

B. FAR No. 2 Statements of Approved Budget, Utililzations, Disbursements and Balances (SABUDB) (Not Applicable)

C. FAR No. 2A Summary of Approved Budget, Utililzations, Disbursements and Balances by Object of Expenditure (SABUDBOE) (Not Applicable)

VIII. Quality Management Manual Aligned to ISO 9001:2015

        a. DENR Quality Policy 2016
        d. Certification on the conduct of Internal Quality Audit
        e. Minutes of the 2017 Management Review

IX. System of Ranking Delivery Units

f. Guidelines on Ranking Delivery Units as basis for Granting the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for FY2017 - DENR PBB Guidelines presented to senior officials and for endorsement to the secretary for approval

X. The Agency Review and Compliance and Compliance Procdure of Statements and Financial Disclosures


Cimatu calls for litter-free Undas

            Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu has once again urged the public to keep memorial parks and public cemeteries free of trash during the observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day this year.


Photo Releases

Department of Environment and Natural Resources Region IX recognizes personnel completing the Environmental and Natural Resources (ENR) Frontline Course and ENR Basic Course through a graduation ceremony held at DENR IX Regional Office in Balintawak, Pagadian City on December 9. 2019.

A memorandum of agreement (MOA) between the City of Dapitan represented by Mayor Rosalina G. Jalosjos and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources represented by RED Crisanta Marlene P. Rodriguez was signed on November 25, 2019 at the City Mayor’s Office, Dapitan City.

Undersecretary for Enforcement and Muslim Affairs Jim O. Sampulna giving his message during the 4th Mindanao Protected Area Management Board Network Conference in Palacio del Sur, Zamboanga City on November 26, 2019.

DENR 9 hosts the Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning (CMSP) under the NIPAS MPA Capacity Building Program - Cluster 3 in Zamboanga City last November 18-24, 2019.

PENRO ZDS and CENRO RM join the Peace Signing, Municipal Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (MTF ELCAC), and Service Caravan organized by the MAHIGALAON Battalion of the 1st Infantry Tabak Division last November 22, 2019.

DENR 9 Personnel providing consultation services on Land-related matters to residents of Leon Postigo, ZDN during the Serbisyo Caravan last October 24, 2019.

Winners raised their trophies during the awarding ceremony of the 4th Regional Envi Quiz (Sukit Kinaiyahan) in Dapitan City last October, 23, 2019.

Ist DENR Elderlympics and Envi Quiz for Senior Citizens and PWDs in celebration of the Elderly Filipino Week and National 20th National Statistics Month held at the DENR Lobby, Balintawak, Pagadian last October 21, 2019.

ARD for Management Services Tito L. Gadon delivers his message during the Training Needs Assesment last October 15, 2019.

Happy countenance of land owners while holding/waving their respective land title during the Handog Titulo Program on September 26, 2019 held at the Amphi Theater of Dapitan City Hall, Barangay Dawo, Dapitan City.

2019 ICC A SUCCESS FOR REGION 9Thousands of volunteers in Region 9 respond to the call for the Battle for Litter-free Seas as they trooped to beaches and coastal areas to participate in the 34th International Coastal Clean Up and collect plastics and other non biodegradable waste.

Happy beneficiaries of the Handog Titulo Program show the land titles given to them after the awarding ceremony in Zamboanga City on September 18, 2019.

ARD for TS Ronald D. Gadot giving his message during the Mid-Year Assessment and Review cum Planning Workshop of 2019 Expanded National Greening Program (eNGP) on August 27-29 at LM Hotel, Zamboanga City.

Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) Meeting for Turtle Islands Wildlife Sanctuary (TIWS) at PASu Office, Taganak, Turtle Islands with DENR 9 RED Crisanta Marlene P. Rodriguez presiding last August 25, 2019.

Signing ceremony on the Co-Management Agreement for Once Islas (Eleven Islands) de Zamboanga between DENR 9 as represented by RED Crisanta Marlene P. Rodriguez at Zamboanga City Hall on August 26, 2019.

RED Crisanta Marlene P. Rodriguez administers the oath of office for the newly appointed and newly promoted DENR 9 personnel at the Regional Office Lobby, Balintawak, Pagadian City, on July 16, 2019.

DENR 9 conducts 2nd Regional Management Conference in DENR Conference Room, Balintawak, Pagadian City on July 15-16, 2019.

DENR ASec for Field Operations - Western Mindanao Jim O. Sampulna, CESO III administered the turnover of the directorship of DENR 9 from Dr. Sabdullah C. Abubacar, CESO IV to For. Crisanta Marlene P. Rodriguez, CESE on June 26, 2019 in DENR 9 Regional Office in Pagadian City.

RED Abubacar (in black shirt) and PENRO Kaing (in white with blue shirt) during the conduct of coastal clean-up in AIPLS

JAM FOR THE EARTH| Riverside Band, once again, emerged as champs in Jam for the Earth: Battle of the Bands Year 2!

ART FOR THE PLANET | Van Nikko G. Bahala of Tukuran emerged as Champion of the Art for the Planet: Inter-Town On The Spot Poster Making Contest held during Earth Day, April 22, in Pagadian City.

BAYAN KO, LINIS KO | On Earth Day, April 22, more than six hundred (600) stakeholders in Pagadian City took part of the coastal and river cleanup activity that started at 6AM.

Assistant Secretary for Field Operations - Western Mindanao Jim O. Sampulna is guest of honor during the expanded execom meeting of DENR 9 in Mardale Hotel, Pagadian City last April 16, 2019.

PENR Officer Salahuddin A. Kaing giving his message during the Seminar/Workshop on Technical Writing, Information Design and Packaging of DENR Priority Programs and other activities.

DENR 9, together with various stakeholders, conducts river and coastal cleanups in various locations in Pagadian City last February 22, 2019.

Interface of Sec Roy A Cimatu with CENRO Pinan, Zamboanga del Norte personnel.

Secretary Roy A. Cimatu giving his message and updates on latest policies of the department to DENR region 9 personnel.

Visit of RED Sabdullah C. Abubakar to DENR 9 Field Office of Isabela City, Basilan Province and attendance to the 1st Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) Meeting for Basilan Natural and Biotic Area (BNBA) at the Provincial Capitol.

RED Sabdullah C. Abubacar attending the Protect Wildlife Implementation TWG Consultative Meeting with stakeholders and other DENR 9 officials at LM Metro Hotel, Zamboanga City.

In line with the celebration of the National ZERO WASTE Month and World Wetlands Day, the Regional Youth Desk Officer, Regional Public Affairs Office, CDD and the team from the EMB, MGB, PENRO Sibugay and CENRO Imelda conduct a Dalaw Turo Session in Diplahan NHS, Diplahan, ZSP.

The new DENR-9 Regional Executive Director Sabdullah C. Abubacar receiving the DENR Flag from Secretary Roy A. Cimatu during the turn-over Ceremony.

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