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.

National Budget Circular No. 542

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 of National Budget Circular No. 542.

  1. Agency’s Mandate, Vision, Mission and List of Officials
    1. Agency’s Mandate
    2. Vision, Mission and Goals
    3. List of Officials
  2. Annual Financial Reports
    1. FAR No. 1: SAAODB (Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances)
    2. FAR No. 4 – Monthly Report on Disbursement / Summary Report on Disbursement
    3. FAR No. 5 – Quarterly Report on Revenue and Other Receipts
    4. BAR No. 1 – Quarterly Physical Report of Operations/Physical Plan
    5. Financial Plan (Detailed Statement of Current Year’s Obligations, Disbursements and Unpaid Obligations)
  3. DBM Approved Budget and Corresponding Targets
    1. Budget for FY 2022
    2. GAA Targets for FY 2022
    3. Budget for FY 2021
    4. GAA Targets for FY 2021
  4. Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation (not applicable)
  5. FY 2021 Annual Procurement Plan (FY 2021 APP non-CSE), Indicative FY 2022 APP non-CSE; and FY 2022 APP for Common-Supplies and Equipment (FY 2022 APP CSE);
    1. FY 2021 APP Non-CSE
    2. FY 2021 APP CSE
    3. FY 2022 APP Indicative APP Non-CSE
    4. FY 2022 APP-CSE
    5. FY 2022 APP Non CSE
  6. QMS Certification
    1. Quality Management System (QMS) Certificate (ISO 9001:2015)
  7. System of Ranking Delivery Units for FY 2021 PBB
  8. The Agency Review and Compliance Procedure of Statements and Financial Disclosures
    1. The Agency Review and Compliance Procedure of Statements and Financial Disclosures
  9. People’s Freedom of Information (FOI)
    1. 2021 FOI Inventory
    2. 2021 FOI Registry
    3. 2021 FOI Summary
    4. Agency Information Inventory 2021
    5. Peoples FOI Manual With Signature 2021
    6. Manual signed by head of agency
    7. Agency Information Inventory, 2021 FOI Summary Report and 2021 FOI Registry
  10. Agency’s Report on Aging of Unliquidated Cash Advances to Offices and Employees, Cash Disbursing Officer and Special Disbursing Officers
    1. as of November 15, 2021
  11. Accountability Report Card
    1. MFO Accountability Report Card (MARC-1)
    2. Management Accountability Report Card (MARC-2)