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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

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

II. Annual Reports

  • b. Disbursement and Income
  • c. Physical Plan 
  • e. Financial Accountability Reports 

III. DENR approved budgets and corresponding targets

  • a. Approved Budget

b. Corresponding Targets

                      b.1. FY 2013 
                      b.2. FY 2012 

IV. Major DENR programs and projects categorized in accordance with the five key result areas under E.O. 43, s. 2011


V. The program/project beneficiaries as identified in the applicable special provisions


VI. Status of implementation and program/project evaluation and/or assessment reports

  • a. Accomplishment Report for FY 2013

 •   FY 2013 3rd Quarter Accomplishment Report

                              -  Support to Operations
                              -  General Administration and Support Services
                              -  Forest Management Service
                              -  Land Management Service (as of October)
                              -  Protected Areas, Watershed and Coastal Zone Management Service
                              -  Ecosystem Research Development Service (as of October)

               •   FY 2013 2nd Quarter Accomplishment Report

                              -  Support to Operations
                              -  General Administration and Support Services
                              -  Forest Management Service
                              -  Land Management Service
                              -  Protected Areas, Watershed and Coastal Zone Management Service
                              -  Ecosystem Research Development Service     

                •   FY 2013 1st Quarter Accomplishment Report

                              -  Support to Operations
                              -  General Administration and Support Services
                              -  Forest Management Service
                              -  Land Management Service
                              -  Protected Areas, Watershed and Coastal Zone Management Service
                              -  Ecosystem Research Development Service  
                                   * ERDS Narrative Report                               

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


Disaster Conciousness Month




            In consonance with the observance of the National Disaster Consciousness Month this July following this year’s theme “Ligtas na Bayan, Maunlad na Pamayanan”, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources through the Mines and Geosciences Bureau, Region 1 bared the following activities aimed at raising public awareness especially among Local Government Units (LGUs) and communities on the use, understanding and interpretation of geohazard maps as an important tool in disaster preparedness during calamities:

  1. 1.Hanging of streamer bearing this year’s theme;
  2. 2.Conduct of Geohazard Mapping and Assessment (1:10,000 scale);
  3. 3.Information campaign. Provision of advisories/list of landslide/erosion/flood-prone areas in all municipalities in the region and digitized copies of landslide and flood-prone areas susceptibility maps based on the results of 1:50,000 scale geohazard assessment done by MGB personnel;
  4. 4.Conduct of lectures on “Understanding Geohazards and Disaster Preparedness“, understanding of Geohazard Maps, Disaster Risk Reduction and Mitigation Methodologies”;
  5. 5.Distribution of IEC materials such as posters, brochures/flyers, hand-outs, maps (soft and hard copies) to LGUs, students, clienteles, etc.
  6. 6.Monitoring and assessment of Mine Waste dumps and siltation ponds;
  7. 7.Reactivation of Special Task Action Groups (STAGs) during calamities;
  8. 8.Distribution of Advisories/RADMES to all LGUs, DENR Services/PENROs/CENROs;

   As part of this year’s observance, Environment Secretary Ramon J. Paje has encouraged the LGUs to take a look at the geohazard maps of the MGB. The stakeholders are urged to take note of the areas which are highly susceptible for flooding and landslide, specifically during the onset of rainy season.

   MGB-1 Regional Director (RD) Carlos A. Tayag said that the purpose of geohazard assessment and mapping is to identify areas in the region that are susceptible to flooding and landslides for disaster preparedness.  

   He further said that LGUs can make use of the finished 1:10,000 m. scale geohazard maps of Region 1 which are more detailed in nature.  

   With the Climate Change Advocacy Campaign, Director Tayag said our role is very important in the conduct of IEC campaign among LGUs and other stakeholders giving emphasis on the use of geohazard maps in crafting pro-active plans and programs which will be used in the implementation of adaptation strategies such as preventive evacuation, identification/designation of resettlement area/s within their communities.

    In support of adaptation strategies, the conduct of an earthquake and tsunami drill to be spearheaded by the Office of the Civil Defense in coordination with the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) – Member agencies will be conducted on July 22 at Brgy. Ilocano Sur, City of San Fernando, La Union.

          RD Tayag also advised that with the worldwide phenomenon of Climate Change as the new normal, the best defense against calamities is for the public to be vigilant and prepared especially during the coming typhoons months and not to only depend on the LGUs.

Photo Releases

MANGROVE PLANTING IN THE SHORELINES OF LA UNION. A total of 254 planters from the DENR, Philippine Information Agency, Philippine Coast Guards, Bureau of Management and Penology, Parole and Probation, Municipal LGUs, 4P’s beneficiaries, POs and community residents planted 3,985 bakauan propagules, beach type species and fruit-bearing species in the shorelines of Cupang, Sto. Tomas and Sta. Rita Agoo, La Union (left and below photo). The activity was spearheaded by RTD for Forestry For. Barbara Pernia and La Union PENRO Samuel Songcuan to mark the celebration of the 2014 World Environment Day.

DENR-1 launched the Public land Titling Partnership with LGU San Emilio, Ilocos Sur and distributed Agricultural Free Patents at the Municipal Hall during the WED celebration. Photo shows Regional Director Samuel R. Peñafiel, Mayor Ferdinand A. Banua (red shirt), Tagudin CENR Officer Rosemarie Jornacion (pink shirt) and Ilocos Sur PENRO Benjamin Abucay (extreme right). A total of 168 Titles were distributed to 131 beneficiaries during the said event.

ARBOR DAY OBSERVED.   One of the three (3) NGP sites planted to mahogany and guayabano seedlings in Brgy. San Francisco, Agoo, La Union where DENR-1, EMB, MGB and PENRO employees together with PO Members and Brgy. Council participated in tree planting activities during the Arbor Day in June 25, 2014

DENR-1 BUILDING LANDSCAPE & MIN-GARDEN UNVEILED. Photo shows RD Samuel Peňafiel (right), RTD for Forestry For. Barbara Pernia (left), RD Joel Salvador of EMB and Finance Chief Rosalia Soriano during the opening of the building’s landscape located on the terrace of the 2nd Flr.

RD Peňafiel delivers his inspirational message to the audienceand awarding of the top winner of the 1st One-MGB Photo Contest, Mr. Bob Gayo with RD Carlos Tayag of MGB-1

Top photo shows the First prize Winner in the Mural Painting Contest –the Damortis National High School as awarded by PENRO Samuel Songcuan and RD Peñafiel. Below photo shows the seven (7) DENR-1 employees recognized for their meritorious accomplishments together with DENR key official

La Union PENRO Officer Samuel Songcuan gives message in a short program during the launching of the Mural painting Contest with the theme “Kulayan Natin and Pilipinas”, a climate change advocacy of the DENR-PIA-1.

A total of fifteen (15) public and private secondary schools of La Union participated in painting ecological figures and messages of the fence wall along the Government Center in Sevilla, City of San Fernando.

The winning entries were bagged by students of the Damortis National High School (left, 1st prize), La Union National High School (right top, 2nd prize) and Aringay National High School (right down, 3rd prize)

DENR-1 HAS NEW AUDITOR.   Regional Director Peñafiel welcomed the new Auditor, Ms. Shirley F. Sison (in black blazer) for the DENR-1 concurrently also with EMB-1 and PENRO-Pangasinan while the former Auditor, Ms. Rosita Junio (next to Ms. Sison) will be assigned to PENROs La Union, Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte during the EXECOM Meeting on July 14, 2014 at the DENR Conference Hall .

BOOK ON INEC-IFMA PROJECT LAUNCHED. A book entitled POLES of HOPE was launched at the DENR-1 Regional Office with a presentation of the book’s highlights before the EXECOM Members by I.Norte-PENRO Juan P. Delos Reyes and turning over a copy to RD Peñafiel and FMS-Regional Technical Director Barbara M. Pernia.

The book is about the success story of the partnership of PENRO I. Norte and the Ilocos Norte Electric Company in leading innovations adopted through the Industrial Forest Management Agreement (IFMA) of the DENR.

DENR-1 STRENGTHENED IEC ON DISASTER PREPAREDNESS THROUGH THE MGB’S GEOHAZARD MAPPING. Regional Director Carlos A. Tayag of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau, DENR Region I is interviewed by Radio Anchor Romy Acosta of DWLU-FM, a local radio station, giving details of certain activities slated to highlight the observance of the National Disaster Consciousness Month this July. Also present are Ms. Vilma A. Vecino, Supervising Geologist of MGB I, Estrella E. Patrimonio and Generoso Garcia of the DENR-Regional Public Affairs Office and Rosalia Pungtilan, Information Officer of MGB.

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