transparency seal

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