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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.



   I. Agency's Mandate, Vision, Mission and List of Officials
         a. DENR mandates and functions
         b. Directory of DENR officials

   II. Annual Financial Reports

         a. FAR No. 1: SAAOBDB (Statement of Appropriations Allotments, Obligations,
                              Disbursements and Balances as of Dec YEAR)
              FY 2018
                    Fund 101 Current (Q1Q2; Q3; Q4)
                    Fund 102 FMP Current (Q1Q2; Q3; Q4)
                    Fund 102 INREMP Current (Q1Q2; Q3; Q4)

              a.1 FY 2017
                    Fund 101 Current (Q1Q2Q3Q4)
                    Fund 101 Continuing (Q1Q2Q3Q4)
                    Fund 102 FMP Current (Q1Q2Q3Q4)
                    Fund 102 FMP Continuing (Q1; Q2; Q3Q4)
                    Fund 102 INREMP Current (Q1Q2Q3Q4)
                                   INREMP Continuing (Q1Q2Q3Q4)

               a.2 FY 2016 
                    Fund 101 Current (Q1; Q2; Q3; Q4)
                    Fund 101 Continuing (Q1; Q2; Q3; Q4)
                    Fund 102 FMP Current (Q1; Q2; Q3; Q4)
                    Fund 102 FMP Continuing         (Q3; Q4)
                    Fund 102 INREMP Current (Q1; Q2; Q3; Q4)
                                   INREMP Continuing (Q1; Q2; Q3; Q4)
              a.3 FY 2015 
                    Fund 101 Current (Q1Q2; Q3 Q4)
                    Fund 101 Continuing (Q1Q2; Q3 Q4)
                    Fund 102 FMP Current (Q1Q2Q3 Q4)
                    Fund 102 FMP Continuing (Q1; Q2; Q3 Q4)
                    Fund 102 INREMP Current & Continuing (Q1; Q2Q3 Q4)
             a.4 FY 2014
                    Fund 101 Current (Q1;Q2; Q3 Q4) 
                    Fund 101 Continuing (Q1Q2Q3 Q4)
                    Fund 102 FMP Current (Q1Q2Q3 Q4)
                    Fund 102 FMP Continuing (Q1Q2Q3 Q4)
                    Fund 102 INREMP Current (Q1Q2Q3 Q4)
              a.5 FY 2013
                          Fund 101 (Current / Continuing)
                          Fund 102 (Current
                          Fund 151 
                          Fund 158 (Current / Continuing)
                          Fund 401
          b. FAR No. 4: Summary Report on Disbursements
                        FY 2018 REGULAR  (JanFebMar, AprMayJunJulAug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec)
                        FY 2018 INREMP     (JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec)     
                        FY 2018 FMP           (JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec)
                        FY 2017 REGULAR  (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec)
                        FY 2017 INREMP     (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec)     
                        FY 2017 FMP           (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec)
                        FY 2016   Q1Q2; Q3; Q4;     FY 2016 INREMP Q1; Q2; Q3; Q4;     FY 2016 FMP  Q1; Q2; Q3; Q4
                        FY 2015    
                        FY 2014      
                        FY 2013   

          c. BAR No. 1: Quarterly Physical Report of Operations/Physical Plan

                        Quarterly Report of Operations
                        FY 2018      Q1  Q2  Q3  Q4
                        FY 2017      Q1  Q2  Q3  Q4
                        FY 2016      Q1  Q2  Q3  Q4
                        FY 2015      Q1  Q2  Q3  Q4
                        FY 2014      Q1  Q2  Q3  Q4
                        FY 2013      Q1  Q2  Q3  Q4 
                        Physical Plan
                        FY 2018 Work and Financial Plan
                        FY 2017 GASS to MFO 3 WFP
                        FY 2016 GASS to MFO 3 WFP
                        FY 2015 GASS to MFO 3 WFP
                        FY 2014  GASS     STO     MFO1      MFO2     MFO3
                        FY 2013 GASS to MFO 3 WFP
            d. FAR No. 5 - Quarterly Report on Revenue and Other Receipts
                        FY 2018  Q1  Q2  Q3  Q4
                        FY 2017  Q1  Q2  Q3  Q4
                        FY 2016  Q1  Q2  Q3  Q4
                        FY 2015
                        FY 2014
                        FY 2013 
          e. Financial Plan (Detailed Statement of Current Year's Obligations,
              Disbursements and Unpaid Obligations)
                        FY 2018 Financial Plan
                        FY 2017 Financial Plan
                         FY 2016 Financial Plan
                        FY 2015 Financial Plan
                        FY 2014 Financial Plan
                        FY 2013 Financial Plan
III. DBM Approved Budget and Targets (for Current Year Only)
     FY 2018: FY 2018 Work and Financial Plan
     FY 2017: FY 2017 GASS to MFO3 Work and Financial Plan
     FY 2016: FY 2016 GASS to MFO 3 Work and Financial Plan
IV. Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation
     (only for current year - indicate if not applicable or else zero rating will be given)
     National Greening Program  
         FY 2018 Plantation and Seedlings: Q1  Q2  Q3  Q4
         FY 2017 Plantation and Seedlings: Q1; Q2; Q3; Q4
         FY 2016 Plantation and Seedlings: Q1; Q2; Q3; Q4
         FY 2015 Plantation and Seedlings
         FY 2014 Plantation and Seedlings
         FY 2013 Plantation and Seedlings
     Land Disposition
         FY 2018 Q1  Q2  Q3  Q4
         FY 2017 Q1; Q2; Q3; Q4
         FY 2016 Q1; Q2; Q3; Q4
         FY 2015 Land Disposition
         FY 2014 Land Disposition
         FY 2013 Land Disposition
 V. Annual Procurement Plan
         FY 2019 Annual Procurement Plan-CSE
                       Annual Procurement Plan-nonCSE
         FY 2018 Annual Procurement Plan
         FY 2017 Annual Procurement Plan
         FY 2016 Annual Procurement Plan
         FY 2015Summary /  Goods )
         FY 2014 Annual Procurement Plan
         FY 2013 Annual Procurement Plan
        Procurement Monitoring Report
        2018 (1st Sem, 2nd Sem)
        2017 (1st Sem, 2nd Sem)
VI.   Qualiy Management Manual Aligned to ISO 9001:2015
        a. DENR Quality Policy 2016
 VII. System of Ranking Delivery Unit
       Guidelines on Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals as basis for granting the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for FY 2015 (DENR MC No. 2015-06)
        Supplemental Guidelines on Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals as basis for granting the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for CY 2016 (DENR MC No. 2016-12)


 VIII. DENR Report Cards

        MFO Accountability Report Card (MARC-I)
        Management Accountability Report Card (MARC-2)
        Priority Program Accountability Report Card (PPARC)
IX . FY 2017 Transparency Seal Advisory


Reforestation areas to be developed as green economy models



A “Green Economy Model” (GEMs) orientation for the selected 2017 e-NGP PO partners was conducted particularly to the members of the Bulo Farmers Association based in Bulo, Tabuk City, Kalinga in February 26, 2018.

The activity was facilitated by Miss Melanie M. Pis-oy and Ms. Alma I. Dajoya from the DENR Regional Office together with Ms. Sheila B. Bakidan, Ms. Novalyn Dacay-og, Ms. Libertee Da-o, and Ms. Hazel Gay Lay-asan, Forestry Technicians of CENRO Tabuk.

Since it is a mandate of the law to ensure that gender and equality shall always be incorporated in every activity and in introducing development intervention inclusive growth, Ms. Pis-oy discussed the topic on Gender and Development. She emphasized that gender equality is vital in every development endeavor.  In every work, more hands are needed, men and women need to be empowered too.

The GEM was presented by Ms. Dajoya who discussed the guidelines in the operation and transition of the DENR’s programs and projects into GEMs as provided by DAO 2017-08.

Dajoya emphasized that GEMs aim to transform DENR programs and projects into GEMs where household members create sustainable goods and services for the rehabilitation of degraded ecosystems and create viable community enterprises where households are the focal members and players in creating value-added environmental products and services.  It also moves to accelerate the rehabilitation of degraded ecosystems and promote the protection of the environment through the creation of green jobs.

Based from the objectives, GEM is a holistic approach in forest conservation. The Department is now shifting into a new paradigm from its usual practice that restoration of degraded forest land is merely through reforestation and agro-forestry. With this new program, the DENR together with the Community people will treat hills and mountains especially the e-NGP sites as enterprises in accordance with the plans and interest of the PO members.

The main output of the activity was to come up with a business plan. It was agreed by the group that they will go into wine production, chili paste, and banana chips processing. The needed raw data will be identified by the PO members while the drafting of the business proposal and business plan were assigned to the PO president with the assistance of GEM Focal person and assigned site manager. It is therefore important that the DENR personnel and employees shall possess the skills and passion to lead the POs in the realization of the GEM ultimate goals in the pursuit of sustainable economical and ecological development.

After the orientation, some of the participants visited the 2017 e-NGP as proposed GEMs site.  Their plantation was intercropped with agri-crops such as pegion pea, banana, beans and monggo.  With the collaboration of the members of the PO and the technical assistance by the DENR Technicians, the people will benefit from their reforestation areas.|SBakidan

Photo Releases

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION MATERIALS  - Resource speakers to the Learning Event discuss how to make effective communication materials.Prof. Fe Abalos (left) focuses on the content of the communication material while Instructor James Beltran (right) emphasized on the design and lay-out. Prof. Abalos (left) helps the participants in determining how to create the content by determining first who are the audience of the material while Mr. Beltran (right) shows how a certain picture used in the communication material would affect the “tone of the content” or “the emotion of the reader”|SJEMauting

DENR–CAR trainees. Some DENR – CAR employees closely follow instructions of Prof. Fe Abalos on how an IEC material, particularly on how a 3-fold brochure, should be laid out during designing process.  She also demonstrated how a brochure would look like when printed and folded.|SJEMauting

DENR–CAR CONDUCTS JINGLE WRITING CONTEST. First and Second Place Winners (left photo) of the DENR – CAR 2017 Jingle Writing Contest, Jesher Nicolas and Jirah Vercelyn Teliagen are with Assistant Regional Director for Management Services Atty. Crizaldy Barcelo (left photo-right end) and contest organizer Perlita Nerja (left photo-left end) and third placer, (right photo-right end) Cristifan Toring after receiving their cash prizes and Certificates of Appreciation. (Read more...)|SJEMauting

FOREIGN PATROLLERS - Beberly Calugan (left) of the DENR-CAR’s Enforcement Division assists the Indonesian visitors in handling the Lawin patrolling gadgets.  These gadgets are equipped with android applications with cyber tracking capacity and spatial monitoring and reporting tool to generate field data for speedier analysis and intervention.(Read more...)|AJTuraray

Bamboo Movement - Members of the Bantay Gubat put on the finishing touches while assembling bamboo shavings for a table during a bamboo furniture training-workshop.  The training was initiated by the DENR-CAR in partnership with DTI-CAR (Read more...|P. Abra, VIDeVera

THE WINNERS TO THE FIRST ENVIRONMENTAL QUIZ BEE. Together with the judges and the DENR Officials, the winners show off their Certificates and medals.  From left to right are three of the judges Mr. Jose Maria Bringas Madriaga, Ms. Michelli Lazo and Ms. Carmelita Bersalona Leano.  They are joined by PENR Officer of Abra For. Shirley Leano and Regional Director Ralph C. Pablo (Read more...) .|PTNerja