THE TRANSPARENCY SEAL
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:
- 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.
A. Good Governance Condition
I. NSU Mandate, Mission, Vision and List of Officials
II. Annual Financial Reports
A. FOR NGA/SUC's
B. FOR GOCC/WD
III. DBM Approved Budget and Targets
IV. Project, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation
V. Annual Procurement Plan
VI. System of Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals
VII. Quality Management System Certified by international certifying body or Agency Operations Manual
- Financial Plan 2016 FY 2016
- BAR No. 1 Report of Operations / BED No.2 Physical Plan
- Quarterly Physical Report of Operation FY 2016
- FAR No.4 as of December 2016
- FAR No.5 as of December 2016
- FAR No.1 as of December 2016
- FAR No.1-1A SAAODB(Statement of Appropriations, Allotment, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances as of June 30, 2016)
- List of Allotments and Sub-Allotments (LASA) Far No. 1B
- FAR 2 and Far 2A as of June 30, 2016
- Aging of Due Demandable Obligations (ADDO) Far No. 3
- Monthly Report of Disbursements (MRD) Far No. 4
- Quarterly Reports of Revenue and Other Receipts (QRROR) Far No.5
- SAAODB,SAAODBOE,LASA,ADDO,MRD and QRROR as of March 31, 2016
- 2013-2014 FAR No.1:SAAOBDB(Statement of Appropriations, Allotment, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances as of December)
- SAAODB 2015
- CY 2013 Summary Report on Disbursements
- 2013-2015 Physical Plan
- 2013-2015 FAR No. 5: Quarterly Report on revenue and other receipts
- 2012-2014 Financial Plan
- Statement of Allotments and Obligations
- SAOB 2012(Q1,Q2,Q3)
Disbursement and Income 2012- 2014
Major Programs and ProjectsPhysical Plan 2012-2014
B. Other Certification