Open Governance Project – Seal of Transparency

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:

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 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.

Symbolism

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.

As reiterated by DBM National Budget Circular No. 542 dated August 29, 2012

 I Agency’s Mandate, Vision, Mission and List of Officials 
  The Agency’s Mandate
  Vision
  Mission
  List of Officials
 
II  Annual Financial Reports
   A. For NGA/SUCs
  FAR No. 1: (Statement of Appropriations, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances)
  o   2013
  o   2014
  o   2015
  o   2016
o   2017
  FAR No. 1 – A (Statement of Appropriations, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances by Object of Expenditures)
  o   2013
  o   2014
  o   2015
  o   2016
o   2017
  BAR No. 1 (Quarterly Physical Report of Operation)
  o   2013
  o   2014
  o   2015
  o   2016
o   2017
  FAR No. 5 (Quarterly Report of Revenue and Other Receipts) 
  o   2013
  o   2014
  o   2015
  o   2016
o   2017
  Financial Plan (Detailed Statement of Current Year’s Obligations, Disbursements and Unpaid Obligations)
  o   2013
  o   2014
  o   2015
  o   2016
o   2017
  B. For GOCC/WD (Not Applicable) 
           2013 – 2017
 
III DBM Approved Budget and Targets (only for current year)
  2015 Budget
  ·         2015
  ·         2016
·         2017
  Targets/MFOs/GAA Targets 2015
  ·         2015
  ·         2016
·         2017
IV Project, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries and Status of Implementation. (Not Applicable)
 
V Annual Procurement Plan
  ·         Annual Procurement Plan 2015
  ·         Annual Procurement Plan 2016
  ·         Annual Procurement Plan 2017
·         Annual Procurement Plan 2018
 
VI System of Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals
  ·         Strategic Performance Management System
 
VII   Quality Management System Certified by International Certifying Body or Agency Operations Manual
  ·         Manual of Operations
 
   Signed Memoranda of Agreement/Understanding of recently concluded on – going and future activities, projects or programs with different organizations and government agencies. (Not Applicable)
 
   Office Issuances
 
  Recruitment and Vacancies
   

 

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