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Transparency Seal

BAR Transparency Seal

National Budget Circular 542

National Budget Circular 542, issued by the Department of Budget and Management on August 29, 2012, reiterates compliance with Section 93 of the General Appropriations Act of FY2012. Section 93 is the Transparency Seal provision, 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 respective heads of the agencies shall be responsible for ensuring compliance with this section.

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. This Seal links to a page within the agency’s website which contains an index of downloadable items of each of the above-mentioned documents.

Symbolism

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.

BAR Compliance with Sec. 93 (Transparency Seal) R.A. No. 10155 (General Appropriations Act FY 2012)

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  1. The agency’s mandates and functions, names of its officials with their position and designation, and contact information
      1. The agency's mandates & functions
      2. Position, designation and contact information
  2. Annual Reports
      1. SAOB
        1. FY 2014 Allotment as per SAOB
        2. FY 2013 Allotment as per SAOB
        3. FY 2012 Allotment as per SAOB
        4. FY 2011 Allotment as per SAOB
        5. FY 2010 Allotment as per SAOB
      2. Income - Not Applicable
      3. Disbursement
        1. FY 2013
        2. FY 2012
        3. FY 2011
      4. Physical Plan
        1. FY 2014
        2. FY 2013
        3. FY 2012
      5. Financial Report of Operation
        1. FY 2014
        2. FY 2013
        3. FY 2012
        4. FY 2011
        5. FY 2010
      6. Financial Accountability Reports
        1. 2014
        2. 2013
      7. Approved Budget and Corresponding Target
        1. 2013 Budget
        2. 2013 Targets
      8. FY 2010-2012 Financial Requirements per Major Programs as per GAA
      9. FY 2013 Financial Requirements
  3. Major programs and projects categorized in accordance with E.O No. 43, s. 2011
  4. Program/Projects Beneficiaries
  5. Status of implementation and program/project evaluation and/or assessment reports; 
  6. Annual Procurement Plan and Contracts Awarded
    1. Annual Procurement Plan 2010
    2. Annual Procurement Plan 2011
    3. Annual Procurement Plan 2012
    4. Annual Procurement Plan 2013
    5. Annual Procurement Plan 2014
    6. Annual Procurement Plan 2015
    7. Annual Procurement Plan 2015 - Common Used Supplies
    8. Annual Procurement Plan 2016
    9. Annual Procurement Plan 2016 - Common Used Supplies
    10. Agency Procurement Request 2013
    11. Contracts Awarded
    12. Notice of Awards
    13. Invitation to BID
    14. Work Orders
    15. Purchase Orders
    16. Request for Quotations
  7. Good Governance Condition Certifications
    1. Annex 1 - Transparency Seal Certification
    2. Annex 2 - PhilGEPS Certification CY2012
    3. Annex 2 - PhilGEPS Certification CY2013
    4. Certificate of Compliance (No Procurement abouve 500k)
    5. Annex 3 - Report on Aging Cash Advance
    6. Annex 4 - Anti Red Tape Act Compliance Certification
  8. Citizen's Charter