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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 2018)
       b. Corresponding Target
(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. Compliance with PhilGEPS Posting (as of August 28, 2018)

b. Annual Procurement Plan

          b.1. FY 2018 (APP-CSE)

        b.2. FY 2018 (Non-CSE)

b.3. FY 2019 (Non-CSE) GPPB Circular No. 07-2015

        b.4. FY 2019 (APP-CSE) Common-Use Supplies and Equipment

 

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

     a. National Greening Program (2018)

      b. Land Disposition(2018)

 

VI. Annual Financial Reports

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

a.1. FY 2018

      a.1.1 - 1Q, 2Q, 3Q

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 2018 (1Q, 2Q, 3Q)

b.2.  FY 2017

b.3.  FY 2016

b.4.  FY 2015

             b.5.  FY 2014

       c. BED No. 2 Physical Plan

c.1.  FY 2018

c.2.  FY 2017

c.3.  FY 2016                    

c.4.  FY 2015

c.5.  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) (1Q, 2Q, 3Q)
     e. FAR No. 1-B List of Allotments and Sub-Allotments (LASA) (1Q, 2Q, 3Q)
     f. FAR No. 3 Aging of Due and Demandable Obligations (ADDO) (2018) (to be uploaded before January 7, 2019)
     g. FAR No. 4 Monthly Summary Report of Disbursements

        (101January, 101February, 101March, 101April, 101May, 101June, 101July, 101August, 101September, 101October, 101November)
     h. FAR No. 5 Quarterly Report on Revenue and Other Receipts (1Q, 2Q, 3Q)
     i. BED No. 1 Financial Plan (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) 1Q, 2Q, 3Q

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

 

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. 2018-13) Guidelines on Ranking Delivery Units as basis for Granting the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for FY 2018

b. (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 (www.foi.gov.ph)

      f. FY 2018 DENR FOI Summary Report (to be posted by January 31, 2019)

      g. FY 2018 DENR FOI Registry (Q1, Q2) (to be posted by January 31, 2019)

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