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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 2018 Annual Procurement Plan (APP-nonCSE) in the format prescribed under GPPB Circular No. 07-2015
b. FY 2019 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 2018 (Q1);(Q2); (Q3)
    a.2 FY 2017 (Q1);(Q2); (Q3); (Q4)
    a.3 (2016)
b. Land Disposition,
   b.1 FY 2018 (Q1); (Q2); (Q3)
   b.2 FY 2017 (Q1); (Q2); (Q3); (Q4)
   b.3 (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 2018
         a.1.1.  Fund 101 (Current), (Q1); (Q2); (Q3)
Fund 101 (Continuing), (Q1); (Q2)
a.2. FY 2017  
a.1.1.  Fund 101 (Current)
                      Fund 101 (Continuing)
a.3. FY 2016  
        a.1.1.  Fund 101 (Current)
                      Fund 101 (Continuing)
a.4. FY 2015  
a.2.1.  Fund 101 (Current)
                       Fund 101 (Continuing)     
a.5. FY 2014 
a.3.1.  Fund 101 (Current)
    Fund 101 (Continuing)
a.6. FY 2013 SAOB

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

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

C. Physical Plan

c.1.2  FY 2017
c.1.3  FY 2016        
c.1.4  FY 2015
c.1.5  FY 2014
c.1.6  FY 2013

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

d.1. FY 2018, (Q1); (Q2); (Q3)        

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

e.1. FY 2018, (Q1); (Q2); (Q3)       

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

f.1.  FY 2018 (Page 1) (Page 2)

 G. FAR No. 4.  Summary Report on Disbursements

g.1. FY 2018, (Jan); (Feb);(Mar); (Apr); (May); (June); (July); (Aug); (Sept); (Oct); (Nov);
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 2018 (Q1); (Q2); (Q3)
h.2.  FY 2017
h.3.  FY 2016
h.4   FY 2015
h.5.  FY 2014
h.6.  FY 2013

 I. Financial Plan

i.1. 2018
i.3. 2016
i.3. 2015
i.4. 2014
i.5. 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

e. 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


“SAMA-SAMA SA K5: Kilos sa Klima at KalamidadTungo sa Kaligtasan at Kaunlaran”

            A public forum on climate change and disaster risk reduction management was conducted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region IX for coastal residents of Barangay Bucana, Siocon, Zamboanga Del Norte in line with the celebration of the National Climate Change Consciousness Week (November 19-25).


Photo Releases

CENR Officer Nelson Velasco delivers his message during the "Sama-sama sa K5: Kilos sa Klima at Kalamidad Tungo sa Kaligtasan and Kaunlaran" with the theme "Harmonizing NCCAP Towards Building Community Resilience in Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte on November 19, 2018.

RED Carlito M. Tuballa giving  assurance to the different local chief executives and other LGU officials present during the turn-over ceremony.

USec Marcial C. Amaro, Jr. during the Mindanao Cluster Management Conference hosted by DENR 9 Zamboanga Peninsula in Pagadian City.

2018 DENR-9 Physical Fitness and Sports Development headed by RD Carlito M. Tuballa held at Dapitan City on July 16-18, 2018.

RD Carlito M. Tuballa attends the 13th Joint Management Committee (JMC) for Turtle Islands Heritage Protected Area (TIHPA) meeting at Richmonde Hotel, Quezon City on July 11, 2018.

Photo-opportunities of Dr. Oporto with the panel of judges .

RD Carlito M. Tuballa signs the Memorandum of Understanding with Raquel Sanchez Tirona, Vice President for Rare Philippines and Micronesia for the joint implementation of Projects on Sustainable Fisheries and Coastal Resource Management in the Municipality of Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay.

In line with the celebration of Philippine Environment Month (June) and World Environment Day (June 5) with the theme: "Beat Plastic Pollution; If you can't reuse it, Refuse It'", the DENR Regional Office, PENRO ZDS, CENRO RM, CENRO Guipos, Philippine Army, Philippine Air Force and other Government Agency join coastal and river Clean-up Activity.

In line with the International Year of the Reef and the Month of the Ocean 2018, Turtle Islands Wildlife Sanctuary together with its stakeholders and residents celebrates the 2nd Adlaw ...see more

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Mass Oath-Taking Ceremony to the Newly Appointed/Promoted DENR-IX Personnel held at DENR lobby, Balintawak, Pagadian City on April 5, 2018.

CENRO Pilarito B. Montebon delivers his message during the conduct of Learning Event and Workshop for DENR-9 Designated Information Officers, Youth Desk Officers, Senior Citizen and PWD from the Regional, Provincial, Community and Line Bureaus.

RD Carlito M. Tuballa presenting his issues to the different DENR 9 regional, provincial and community officials during the 2nd Regional Management Conference.

DENR 9 conduct Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA) campaign in ZSNHS-Senior High together with the technical staff of the Conservation and Development Division in line with this year's celebration of World Wetlands Day with the theme "Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future: Urban wetlands making cities liveable."

Turn-over Ceremony of the Regional Clonal Nursery Facilities, established at Pulacan, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur by the Forest and Timber Resources and Research Center of the ERDB to the DENR Region 9, Zamboanga Peninsula on Feb. 5, 2018.

RD Carlito M. Tuballa announces the top priority programs as per instruction of Sec. Roy A. Cimatu during the 1st Regional Management Conference at Mardale Hotel Pagadian City on January 25 2018.

DENR-IX OIC RD Carlito M. Tuballa hands over the DENR Flag to In-coming PENRO Ben M. Acana during the turnover ceremony held in PENRO ZDS Office on January 23, 2018.

Turn-over Ceremony between in-coming RD Carlito M. Tuballa and out-going RD Felix S. Mirasol, Jr. at MGB Office, Zamboanga City.

Consultation meeting of Secretary Roy A. Cimatu and party at Sirawai, ZDN were participated by Sirawai Mayor Gamar A. Janihim, Siocon Mayor Julius Lobrigas, Brgy Officials, 2 parish priest, teachers, farmers and CENRO Siocon Personnel.

Conference and Briefing at Edwin Andrews Airbase, Zamboanga City.

Arrival of Secretary Roy A. Cimatu and party at Zamboanga City Airport, Zamboanga City on January 11, 2018.

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