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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 2 of DBM Memo Circular No. 2018-1 dated May 28, 2018)


I. DENR mandates and functions, names of officials with their positions and designations, and contact information

       a. DENR mandates and functions
       b. Directory of DENR officials


II. DBM Approved Budget and Corresponding Targets

       a. DENR Approved Budget (FY 2019) (FY 2018)
       b. Corresponding Target (FY 2019) 
(FY 2018)


III. Modifications made pursuant to the general and special provisions in the FY 2018 GAA (Indicate if not applicable)


IV. Annual procurement plans, contracts awarded and the name of contractors/ suppliers/ consultants

a. Indicative FY 2020 APP Non-CSE (GPPB Circular No. 07-2015) consistent with the FY 2020 NEP

b. FY 2020 Annual Procurement Plan Common-Use Supplies and Equipment (FY 2020 APP-CSE) 


c. FY 2019 (Non-CSE) GPPB Circular No. 07-2015


d. FY 2019 (APP-CSE) Common-Use Supplies and Equipment


e. FY 2018 (APP-CSE)

f. FY 2018 (Non-CSE)


V. Major DENR programs and projects and activities, Beneficiaries and Status of Implementation

     a. National Greening Program (2019) (2018)

      b. Land Disposition (2019) (2018)


VI. Annual Financial Reports

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

a.1. FY 2019 - 1Q, 2Q, 3Q

a.2. FY 2018 - 1Q, 2Q, 3Q, 4Q

a.2. FY 2017

      a.2.1 Current 2017
      a.2.2 Continuing 2017

a.3. FY 2016
       a.3.1. Current 2016
       a.3.2. Continuing 2016

 a.4. FY 2015
       a.4.1. 401 2015
       a.4.2. 101 Current 2015
       a.4.3. CARP 2015
       a.4.4. NGP 2015

a.5. FY 2014 

a.5.1.  FUND101 as of December-Current & Continuing  

b. BAR No. 1. Quarterly Physical Report of Operations/Physical Plan 

BAR No. 1

b.1. FY 2019 (1Q, 2Q, 3Q)

b.2. FY 2018 (1Q, 2Q, 3Q, 4Q)

b.3. FY 2017

b.4. FY 2016

b.5. FY 2015

              b.6.  FY 2014

       c. BED No. 2 Physical Plan

c.1.  FY 2019

c.2.  FY 2018

c.3.  FY 2017

c.4.  FY 2016                    

c.5.  FY 2015

c.6.  FY 2014

       Other Financial Accountability Reports (FY2018)

     d. FAR No. 1-A Summary of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances by Object of Expenditures
        (SAAODBOE) (2019 - 1Q, 2Q, 3Q)(2018 - 1Q, 2Q, 3Q, 4Q)
     e. FAR No. 1-B List of Allotments and Sub-Allotments (LASA) (2019 - 1Q, 2Q, 3Q)(2018 - 1Q, 2Q, 3Q, 4Q)
     f. FAR No. 3 Aging of Due and Demandable Obligations (ADDO) (2018)
     g. FAR No. 4 Monthly Summary Report of Disbursements

        2019 - (101January101February101March, 101April, 101May, 101June, 101July, 101August, 101September,)

        2018 - (101January, 101February, 101March, 101April, 101May, 101June, 101July, 101August, 101September, 101October,

         101November, 101December)

     h. FAR No. 5 Quarterly Report on Revenue and Other Receipts (2019 - 1Q, 2Q, 3Q)(2018 - 1Q, 2Q, 3Q, 4Q)
     i. BED No. 1 Financial Plan (FY 2019) (FY 2018)


VII. Annual Reports on the Status of Income Authorized by Law to be Deposited outside the National Treasury,
       including the legal basis, beginning blance, income collected, and its source, expenditures and ending balance.
       a. BP 100-B Statement of Other Receipts/Expenditures

       b. FAR No. 2 Statement of Approved Budget Budget Utilizations, Disbursements and Balances (SABUDB)(2019 - 1Q, 2Q, 3Q)(2018 - 1Q, 2Q, 3Q, 4Q)

       c. FAR No. 2-A Summary of Approved Budget, Utilizations, Disbursements and Balances by Object of Expenditures
          (SABUDBOE)(2019 - 1Q, 2Q, 3Q)(2018 - 1Q, 2Q, 3Q, 4Q)


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

       a. DENR Quality Policy 2016

       b. Quality Management Manual 2016

       c. Quality Management Manual Annexes 2016

       d. Certification on the conduct of Internal Quality Audit

       e. Minutesof the FY 2017 Management Review


IX. System of Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals 

a. (DENR Memorandum Circular No. 2019-06) Guidelines on Ranking Delivery Units as basis for Granting the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for FY 2019

b. (DENR Memorandum Circular No. 2018-13) Guidelines on Ranking Delivery Units as basis for Granting the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for FY 2018

c. (DENR Memorandum Circular No. 2017-10) Guidelines on Ranking Delivery Units as basis for Granting the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for FY 2017


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

     a. DENR Review and Compliance Procedure for SALN


XI. DENR Freedom of Information (FOI)

      a. DENR Freedom of Information (FOI) Manual (DAO-2016-29)

      b. DENR Information Inventory

      c. FY 2017 DENR FOI Summary Report

      d. FY 2017 DENR FOI Registry

      e. Screenshot of DENR Website containing a visible and functional FOI logo linked to e-FOI portal (

      f. FY 2018 DENR FOI Summary Report

      g. FY 2018 DENR FOI Registry

      h. DENR FOI Certificate of Compliance (upon issuance of PCOO)


DENR Ilocos Region partners and stakeholders given recognition during Gawad Parangal rites

DENR Ilocos Region partners and stakeholders given recognition during Gawad Parangal rites

The finale of the Environment Month 2019 celebration after a series of month- long activities is the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region- I (DENR- I) Culminating Program held at Marand Resort and Spa, Bauang, La Union last July, 19, 2019. The occasion was also in line with 32nd Anniversary celebration of the DENR.

DENR- I Culminating Program is the best time and opportunity to honour the awardees in the main event, “Gawad Parangal sa Kalikasan,” wherein various partners and stakeholders in the region were accorded and given recognitions for their unwavering support and contribution to the programs and advocacies of the agency particularly in the protection, preservation and conservation of the environment and natural resources. Out 60 candidates, 46 of the environmental partners were given recognition for their worthy initiatives beyond their mandates. The awardees were the following: 1. Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte 2. Provincial Government of Ilocos Sur 3. LGU- Sto. Domingo, I. Sur 4. PNP- Burgos, I. Sur 5. PNP- Sta. Maria, I. Sur 6. PNP- Magsingal, I. Sur 7. PNP- Narvacan, I. Sur 8. PNP- Sto. Domingo, I. Sur 9. Provincial Government of La Union 10. LGU- Naguilian, La Union 11. LGU- San Juan, La Union 12. LGU- Pugo, La Union 13. LGU- Bauang, La Union 14. LGU- Bacnotan, La Union 15. LGU- Caba, La Union 16. LGU- San Fernando City, La Union. 17. LGU- Alaminos City, Pangasinan (Mangrove Project and R.I.V.E.R.S. for Life) 18. LGU- Batista, Pangasinan 19. LGU- Sison, Pangasinan 20. PNP- Labrador, Pangasinan 21. PNP- Bugallon, Pangasinan 22. PNP- Aguilar, Pangasinan 23. PNP- Mangatarem, Pangasinan 24. BJMP- Urdaneta City 25. PNP, Region- I 26. Department of Public Works and Highways, region- I (DPWH-I) 27. Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Region- I (BFAR- I) 28. PNP- Regional Maritime Unit 1 29.Landbank of the Philippines (San Fernando City Branch) 30. Philippine Information Agency, Region- I (PIA- I) 31. Bureau of Fire Protection, Region- I (BFP- I) 32.Teodoro’s Farm c/o Engr. John Teodoro 33. Ambagat CBFM Association, Inc., c/o Cesar Oblero 34. Piscong Farmer’s Association Inc. 35. Health Education Environment Discipleship (HEED) Foundation Inc. 36. Science of Identity Foundation (SIFCARE) 37. CS First Green Agri- Industrial Development Inc. 38. Integrated Mining Information and Education, Region- I (I- MINE) 39. HOLCIM Mining and Development Corporation 40. Northern Cement Corporation 41. Mr. Norberto A. Viera of Areiv Eco Resort 42. DZSO Bombo Radio La Union 43. DZAG Radyo ng Bayan 44. ABS- CBN Regional Network 45. GMA Regional Network 46. UNTV.

Material Recovery Facility (MRF) financial assistance were also awarded to selected Local Government Units while the winners in the Environmental Jingle Making Contest received their prizes and recognitions. Gawad Parangal was conceptualized to commend the environmental partners in the region including national government agencies (NGA), non- government organizations (NGO), schools, media and private individuals. DENR- I including its line bureaus, Mines and Geosciences, Region- I (MGB- I) and the Environmental Management Bureau, Region- I (EMB- I) have been always committed to the environmental protection and recognize partnership with stakeholders in the formulation of environmental policy framework for the ecological utilization of the country’s natural resources.

              Guest of honor and speaker during the event was La Union Governor Emmanuel Francisco “Pacoy” Ortega III who was represented by La Union District II Board Member Abraham Rimando. DENR- I Regional Executive Director Carlito M. Tuballa quoted an inspirational adage to the awardees, “You are not just our partners but an ally in caring, conserving and protecting the environment,” he said. MGB – I Regional Director Carlos Tayag also stated in his closing message, “ We are committed to implement environmental protection and management program as we do our best efforts to reconcile economic development with the protection of our natural resources.” (RPAO)

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Photo Releases

Photo shows DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (5th from left) leads the Ground Breaking Ceremony of the Re- Development Old CENRO Bangui Bldg. together with DENR-I key officials led by RD Reynulfo A. Juan and Bangui Mayor Fidel Cimatu, Jr.

DENR- I spearheads International Coastal Clean-up 2018 in Region- I

MOA SIGNING: (Seated left) Mangatarem Mayor Ramil P. Ventenilla signed as witness on the signing of Memorandum of Agreement between (seated right) Regional Executive Director Reynulfo A. Juan of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region I and (middle) District Engineer Edita L. Manuel of Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Pangasinan for the Small Water Impounding Project (SWIP) at Brgy. Catarataraan, Mangatarem, Pangasinan, within the portion of Manleluag Spring Protected Landscape (MSPL). Witnessing the signing are (standing from left) MSPL Protected Area Supervisor (PASu), Marlyn Banda and Conservation and Development Division (CDD) Chief, For.Barbara Pernia.

DENR- I delegation headed by OIC, Chief, Administrative Division Mary Ann Escoto joined the opening ceremonies in the AREX Sportsfest 2018 held at DPWH Second Engineering District Office in Bauang, La Union last October 23, 2018. Highlights of the activity include a short program, AREX muse competition and opening of ball games. (G. Garcia- RPAO)

Photo shows from left: Hazel Flores (PIA-I), Generoso Garcia (DENR- I) as panel of judges, Edward Calonge of RIS, La Union- 1st Runner- up in the NSM 2018 Poster- Slogan Making Contest (Regional level in UNP, Vigan City, I. Sur last Oct. 17, 2018. At far right is David Rabelas of DSWD- I.

From L-R: OIC, CENR Officer Romeo Z. Pernia, UAP Pres. Maria Teresa Velasco, LGU Vice Mayor Jesus Franco Sison, Jr., and VWD Gen. Manager Susan Q. Sison

RED Carlito M. Tuballa assumes post as new DENR Region- I head

ENVIRONMENTAL WARRIORS. Over a hundred students from Grade 4 to Junior high school of La Marea Academy actively participated to the different environmental lectures during the environmental campus tour of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources- Environmental Management Bureau I on January 18, 2019. The activity aimed to raise environmental awareness among students and to promote sustainable and eco-friendly practices in schools.

Photo shows Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region- I (DENR- I) key officials led by newly- installed Regional Executive Director Carlito M. Tuballa receiving the PRIME- HRM Bronze Award from Civil Service Commission, Region- I (CSC RO1) Regional Director Hedy Jose R. Lardizabal during the Regional Recognition Rites at the Provincial Capitol, San Fernando City, La Union last January 28, 2019. Also in the photo are DENR- I ARD for Management Services Leduina S. Co, OIC, Chief Administrative Division- Mary Ann Escoto, HRM personnel headed by Julinda Zamoranos.

The “Environmental Dancers” of Amlang-Nagtagaan High School wearing their kaleisdoscopic costumes – represents the Sun, Water and Land.

Photo shows group of Lumber Dealers together with (front row) ARD William C. Savella (in checkered polo), PENRO Rose Jornacion, CENRO Alfredo Racoma, LPDD Chief, Manny Ydia, Enforcement Division Chief, Frank Vincent Danglose, CENRO Francisco Arenas.

In line with the celebration of the World Wildlife Day this 2019 with the theme “Life Below Water: For people and planet”, which focuses on the conservation and sustainable use of marine wildlife, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region I (DENR-1) through the Conservation and Development Division (CDD), Regional Public Affairs Office (RPAO), and Provincial Environment and Natural Resources – La Union (PENRO- La Union) jointly conducted Communication Education Public Awareness (CEPA) through Dalaw Turo activity highlighting the importance of wildlife.

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