transparency seal

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. 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
 III. Modifications made pursuant to the general and special provisions in the FY2018 GAA

 IV. Annual Procurement Plan (APP)

          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 2015 ( Summary /  Goods )
          FY 2014 Annual Procurement Plan
          FY 2013 Annual Procurement Plan

         Procurement Monitoring Report

         2018 (1st Sem, 2nd Sem)
         2017 (1st Sem, 2nd Sem)

 V. DENR Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation

     (only for current year - indicate if not applicable or else zero rating will be given)
   a.  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
    b.  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
 VI. 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 (Q1Q2Q3; Q4)
                    Fund 102 FMP Current (Q1Q2Q3; Q4)
                    Fund 102 INREMP Current (Q1Q2Q3; Q4)

              a.1 FY 2017
                    Fund 101 Current (Q1Q2Q3Q4)
                    Fund 101 Continuing (Q1Q2Q3Q4)
                    Fund 102 FMP Current (Q1Q2Q3Q4)
                    Fund 102 FMP Continuing (Q1Q2Q3Q4)
                    Fund 102 INREMP Current (Q1Q2Q3Q4)
                                   INREMP Continuing (Q1Q2Q3Q4)

               a.2 FY 2016 
                    Fund 101 Current (Q1Q2Q3Q4)
                    Fund 101 Continuing (Q1Q2Q3Q4)
                    Fund 102 FMP Current (Q1Q2Q3Q4)
                    Fund 102 FMP Continuing         (Q3Q4)
                    Fund 102 INREMP Current (Q1Q2Q3Q4)
                                   INREMP Continuing (Q1Q2Q3Q4)
              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;Q2Q3 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
        FAR No. 1-A
              FY 2018
                    Fund 101 Current (Q1Q2Q3; Q4)
                    Fund 102 FMP Current (Q1Q2Q3; Q4)
                    Fund 102 INREMP Current (Q1Q2Q3; Q4)

         FAR No. 1-B

             FY 2018

                    Fund 101 Current (Q1Q2Q3; Q4)
                    Fund 102 FMP Current (Q1Q2; Q3; Q4)
                    Fund 102 INREMP Current (Q1Q2Q3; Q4)
        FAR No. 2: Benguet only
         FAR No. 2-A: Benguet only
          bFAR No. 4: Summary Report on Disbursements
                        FY 2018 REGULAR  (JanFebMar, AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNov, Dec)
                        FY 2018 INREMP     (JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNov, Dec)     
                        FY 2018 FMP           (JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNov, Dec)
                        FY 2017 REGULAR  (JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec)
                        FY 2017 INREMP     (JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec)     
                        FY 2017 FMP           (JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOct, NovDec)
                        FY 2016   Q1Q2Q3Q4;     FY 2016 INREMP Q1Q2Q3Q4;     FY 2016 FMP  Q1Q2Q3; 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
 VII. Annual Reports on the Status of Income authorized by law to be deposited outside the National Treasury
 VIII.   Qualiy Management Manual Aligned to ISO 9001:2015
        a. DENR Quality Policy 2016
 IX. 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)
X.    Agency Review and compliance Procedure of Statements and Financial Disburses
  XI . Freedom of Information (per FOI Memorandum Circular No. 02, s. 2018)
        b. DENR Information Inventory
        d. CAR CY 2017 FOI Registry
        e. Screenshot of DENR-CAR website containing visible and functional FOI logo linked to e-FOI portal
        f. FY2018 DENR FOI Summary Report (to be posted by January 31, 2019)
        g. FY2018 DENR FOI Registry  (to be posted by January 31, 2019)
  XII. DENR Report Cards
        MFO Accountability Report Card (MARC-I)
        Management Accountability Report Card (MARC-2)
        Priority Program Accountability Report Card (PPARC)


Cimatu Orders PMRB to Declare Minahang Bayan


Following the dialogue with the members of the association of small scale miners of Itogon, Benguet, on October 17, 2018, DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu reaffirmed his position on the closure of all illegal mining activities in the Cordilleras pending the declaration of a Minahang Bayan by the Provincial Mining Regulatory Board (PMRB).

Responding to the petition made by the affected miners in Itogon for the DENR Chief to lift the stoppage order on all mining activities in Cordillera, Cimatu assured the mining community of Itogon that the order will be lifted only upon the declaration of a  Minahang Bayan by the PMRB inside the Benguet Corporation patented area in Sitio Luneta, Barangay Loakan, Itogon, Benguet.

“I am directing the PMRB to declare a Minahang Bayan for our miners,” Cimatu declared.

Cimatu underscored to the miners that the government’s utmost priority remains the safety of its citizens. He reassured those in attendance that they still retain their rightful claim to the mineral resources of their area even in the face of the stoppage order.

“Minero kayo noon, minero parin kayo ngayon, at mga minero parin kayo sa mga susunod na panahon,” he said explaining that the declaration of the Minahang Bayan shall legalize their mining activities.

Geologist Liza Manzano of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau presented the findings of the Geohazard and technical assessment of Itogon that left 89 persons dead and 8 missing up to date.

Manzano characterized the area as highly vulnerable and a “shopping mall to all kinds of catastrophes” because of its susceptibility to all geological hazards.

“You’ve got it all,” she said, describing the danger of inhabiting the devastated mine sites in Itogon.

Cimatu also welcomed the commitment of the mining community to comply with all regulatory measures to be imposed by the different government offices for proper operation.

Further, the mining community of Itogon also committed to enter into a stewardship agreement in relation to reforestation and environmental protection and rehabilitation.

“Thank you for your benevolent offer, and I readily accept them,” he said, after reading a portion of the petition signed by the miners.

The DENR Chief also cited the commitment made by the miners to sell their gold to the Central Bank, urging them to contribute to governmental revenue by paying the right taxes from their income.

The PMRB shall be chaired by the MGB-CAR Regional Director Fay Apil.|AJTuraray


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