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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 Monitoring Reports
  • f. 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


DENR RO 1 celebrates World Environment Day (WED)

DENR RO 1 celebrates World Environment Day (WED)

SAN FERNANDO CITY, LA UNION - - - World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated worldwide every 5th day of June and it was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972. Commemorating the event annually creates awareness in the midst of the peril of climate change, urging the public to take action on adaptation and mitigation measures.

Highlighting on the theme Sustainable consumption and production and with a slogan “Seven Billion Dreams. One. Planet. Consume with Care”, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Regional Office I, the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office - La Union, the City ENRO of San Fernando City, La Union conducted a joint mangrove planting at Brgy. Dalumpinas Oeste, San Fernando City, La Union last June 5, 2015 in support the World Environment Day (WED) 2015.

The activity was also participated by eighty (80) uniformed men and women from the Philippine National Police, Philippine Navy, Philippine Coast Guard, and Barangay Officials of Brgy. Dalumpinas Oeste spearheaded by Chairman Romeo S. Esperanza, Sr. A total of One thousand three hundred (1,300) propagules of bakauan were planted in the coastal area.

The said program is among the countless ways by which the DENR continues its advocacy in protecting the environment and an immense step towards preserving the nature for future generations.

Another activity lined up to drumbeat the celebration of World Environment Day advocating the Clean up along the Government Center, Sevilla, San Fernando City is the “Operation-MIB” or “Operation-Magsidalus Iti Batogna” (clean your front yard) to be held on June 19, 2015. The activity includes massive cleaning of surroundings within the premises of the Government Center in order to increase the awareness and public support on solid waste management program.and the beautification/cleanliness of the surroundings. #aida paday-os/rpao.


Photo Releases

FASHION FOR LESS – In celebration of the World Earth Day held last April 23, 2015, the local government of the City of San Fernando in partnership with local designers, City ENRO, DENR Regional Office-1, EMB, and earth savers gathered for the “Jazzed Up Fashion show” which showcased both creative and fashionable designs which promoted the advocacy of the 3Rs (Reduce, Re-use, Recycle). From old cut-out clothes to old curtains and pillowcases, everything used were re-used to create stylish new clothes without spending much and at the same time, a great effort in saving the planet.

ARD for Management Services Engr. Pedro L. Noble encourages everyone in his earth day message to actively participate in protection and preservation of the only liveable planet which is Mother Earth. The impact of climate change is now greatly felt by every country in every continent. Noble expresses that by being responsible citizens and caretakers of the Earth, we  will experience a healthier and safer environment.

Designer Jake Randolf Tadina (center) with his winning pieces for the formal wear category worn by his models in the awarding ceremonies of the Jazz Up Fashion Show together with judges (from L-R) Lhenville Paneda, Cassandra Rabovskhy, and Maria Venus Junio. DENR-I ARD for Management Services Engr. Pedro L. Noble (2nd from right) also congratulated the winner with City Environment and Natural Resources Officer Mr. Valmar Valdez (1st from right).

DENR-1 Regional Director Paquito T. Moreno (right) and NGP Regional Coordinator Maximo Soriano (left) through the Regional Public Affairs Office are being interviewed live over BOMBO Radyo La Union by Mr. Absalom Flores, Station News Director. The two officials refuted the COA issue that NGP implementation was unsuccessful and noted that while seedling seedlings was low (2011-2012) given the extreme weather and physical condition in the Ilocos Region, rehabilitation measures were implemented in the succeeding years through replanting in these areas. RD Moreno cited that the sand dunes in Ilocos Norte will continue to be planted/replanted as the trees will serve as barrier against the effects Climate Change like storm surge, tidal wave, tsunami.

With the theme “Earth Day Everyday, Everywhere, for Everyone,” PENRO Ilocos Norte focused this year on increasing environmental awareness through intensified IEC campaign that showcased exceptional concern to Mother Earth.

A PENRO-wide undertaking dubbed as “Trail Walk for Mother Earth” was conducted in Kabigan Falls located in Brgy. Balaoi, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte. With more or less 300 participants, the trail walk consists of 3.5 kilometers to and from the Kabigan Falls which lasted for about an hour and 30 minutes......

The Kapisanan ng mga Broadcaster ng Pilipinas, Laoag City- Ilocos Norte Chapter (KBP LC-IN) headed by KBP President and Radyo ng Bayan Laoag Station Manager Cely C. Paz awarded its partners for partnership excellence during the celebration of Broadcasters’ Month.  Along with DENR-PENRO Ilocos Norte, other awardees include National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA), Northland Gas Corporation, PINAKBET Group, and Philippine Information Agency (PIA).  The event was conducted at the Bishop’s Residence, Laoag City on April 10, 2015.

NGP Coordinator for Region 1 Maximo Soriano, Jr. takes the podium during the NGP Consultation Meeting for NGP Focal Persons, Site Coordinators and Extension Officers on April 21, 2015 at the Palacio de Laoag Hotel, Laoag City.

The consultative conference was aimed to update the participants regarding concerns and issues that surround the implementation of the National Greening Program.

PENRO Juan P. de los Reyes, Jr. address the participants of the Forest Protection Orientation held on April 20, 2015 in Nueva Era, Ilocos Norte.  The activity was carried-out to orient new Bantay- Gubat recruits who will help augment forest protection activities at the National Greening Program sites located in Nueva Era, Ilocos Norte.  During the orientation, the recruits were updated on the basic forestry laws and regulations, forest fire mitigation techniques, and monitoring activities which are imperative to their role as forest protectors.

THEY SURVIVED! – Aside from successfully completing the race, Team NGP emerged victorious as they bagged the championship title and received prizes such as Php 10,000. ARD for Technical Services Gwendolyn C. Bambalan and Division Chief Barbara Pernia congratulated the Yellow team for landing on the top spot.

DENR-1 Regional Director Paquito T. Moreno (in green shirt) inspected the confiscated the truckload of flitches of narra and tanguili in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte. Also in the photo is CENR Officer Victor Dabalos (in blue shirt) of CENRO-Bangui.

Participants from different partner agencies show commitment and support to the World Environment Day (WED) last June 5, 2015 during the Mangrove planting activity in Brgy. Dalumpinas Oeste, San Fernando City La Union as part of their vow to promote environmental protection and conservation.

Actual planting of mangrove propugales along coastal areas in Dalumpinas, San Fernando City, La Union

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