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

I. DENR Mandate and Functions, Names of Officials with Their Positions and Designations, and Contact Information 

II. DBM Approved Budgets and Targets 

a. DENR Approved Budget FY 2018; FY2019
b. Corresponding Targets  FY 2018 ; FY2019

III. Modifications Made Pursuant to the General and Special Provisions in the FY 2018 GAA. (Not applicable)

IV. FY 2018 Annual Procurement Plan (FY 2018 APP non-CSE), Indicative FY 2019 APP non-CSE; and FY 2019 APP for Common-Supplies and Equipment (FY 2019 APP CSE)

V. Major Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation for FY 2018 (As of 3rd Quarter 2019)

VI. Annual Financial Reports

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

a.1  FY 2019 
Current (Q1Q2Q3, Q4)
Continuing (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4)

a.2  FY 2018 (Q1Q2Q3, Q4)
a.3  FY 2017 (Current, Continuing)
a.4  FY 2016 (Current, Continuing)
a.5  FY 2015 (CurrentContinuing )
a.6  FY 2014 (CurrentContinuing )

B. BAR No. 1 - Quarterly Physical Report of Operations/Physical Plan

b.1  FY 2019 (Q1, Q2Q3, Q4)
b.2  FY 2018 (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4)
b.3  FY 2017
b.4  FY 2016
b.5  FY 2015
b.6  FY 2014
C. Physical  Plan (BED No. 2)

c.1  FY 2019
c.2  FY 2018
c.3  FY 2017
c.4  FY 2016
c.5  FY 2015
c.6  FY 2014


D. FAR No. 1A Summary of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances by Object of Expenditures (SAAODBOE) 
d.1  FY 2019
Current (Q1Q2Q3, Q4)
Continuing (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4)

d.2  FY 2018 (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4)

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

 e.1  FY 2019
Current (Q1Q2Q3, Q4)
Continuing (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4)

e.2  FY 2018 (Q1Q2, Q3Q4)

F. FAR No. 3 Aging of Due and Demandable Obligations (ADDO) As of December 31, 2018

G. FAR No. 4 - Summary Reports on Disbursements

g.1  FY 2019 (Jan, FebMarch) (AprMayJune) (JulyAugSept) (Oct, Nov, Dec)
g.1  FY 2018 (JanFebMarch) (AprMayJune) (JulyAugSept) (OctNovDec)
g.2  FY 2017
g.3  FY 2016
g.5  FY 2014

H). FAR No. 5 - Quarterly Report on 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
I. BED No. 1 Financial Plan (Annual)
f.1  FY 2019
f.1  FY 2018
f.2  FY 2017
f.3  FY 2016
f.4  FY 2015
f.5  FY 2014

VII. Annual Reports on the Status of Income authorized by law to be deposited outside the National Treasury (not applicable)

VIII. Quality Management Policy, Manual and Annexes Aligne to ISO 9001:2015

IX. System of Ranking Delivery Units for FY 2018 PBB

X. The Agency Review and Compliance Procedure of Statements and Financial Disclosure

XI. Freedom to Information (FOI) Manual


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