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. Annual Financial Reports

         a. FAR No. 1: SAAOBDB (Statement of Appropriations Allotments, Obligations,
                              Disbursements and Balances as of Dec YEAR)
              a.1 FY 2017
                    Fund 101 Current (Q1Q2Q3; Q4)
                    Fund 101 Continuing (Q1Q2Q3; Q4)
                    Fund 102 FMP Current (Q1Q2Q3; Q4)
                    Fund 102 FMP Continuing (Q1; Q2; Q3; Q4)
                    Fund 102 INREMP Current (Q1Q2Q3; Q4)
                                   INREMP Continuing (Q1Q2Q3; Q4)

               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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 2017 Annual Procurement Plan
         FY 2016 Annual Procurement Plan
         FY 2015Summary /  Goods )
         FY 2014 Annual Procurement Plan
         FY 2013 Annual Procurement Plan
VI.   Qualiy Management Manual Aligned to ISO 9001:2015
        a. DENR Quality Policy 2016
 VII. System of Ranking Delivery Unit
       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)
       Guidelines on Ranking Delivery Units as basis for granting
       the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for FY2017 (DENR Memorandum Circular No. 2017-10)


 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