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.

A. RTVM Operations Manual, Agency mandates, functions, contact information of its officials;

B. Statement of Allotments and Obligations

B1.     2010

B2.     2011

B3.     2012

B4.     2013

C. Financial Accountability Report (FARs)

2012

4th       Disbursement from January to December 2012

2013

1st       As of the Quarter Ending of March 31, 2013

2nd     As of the Quarter Ending of June 30, 2013

3rd      As of the Quarter Ending of September 30, 2013

4th      As of the Quarter Ending of December 31, 2013

2014

1st       As of the Quarter Ending of March 31, 2014

2nd     As of the Quarter Ending of June 30, 2014

3rd      As of the Quarter Ending of September 30, 2014

4th      As of the Quarter Ending of December 31, 2014

2015

1st       As of the Quarter Ending of March 31, 2015

2nd     As of the Quarter Ending of June 30, 2015

3rd      As of the Quarter Ending of September 30, 2015

4th     As of the Quarter Ending of December 31, 2015

2016

1st       As of the Quarter Ending of March 31, 2016

2nd     As of the Quarter Ending of June 30, 2016

3rd      As of the Quarter Ending of September 30, 2016

D. Physical and Financial Plan

CY     2012

CY     2013

CY     2014

CY     2015

E. Agency Income – Not Applicable

F. Approved budget and MFO targets;

F1.     2012

F2.     2013

F3.     2014

F3.     2015

F5.     2016

G. Major programs and projects classified according to the five Key Result Areas – Not Applicable

H. Beneficiaries – Not Applicable

I. Status of implementation of major programs/projects – Not Applicable

J. Annual procurement plan, name of suppliers/contractors/consultants.

         J1.     Revised APP for CY 2013

         J2.     APP 2013 CS and Equipment

J3.     2013 Bidding Schedule

J4.     Anual Equipment Procurement Plan 2014

J5.     Anual Procurement Plan 2015

J6.     Anual Procurement Plan 2016

K. System of Rating and Ranking

         FY     2015

         FY     2016

L. Certificate of Compliance

          L1.     PhilGEPS Posting

                      a.   PhilGEPS Posting 2013

      b.   Certificate of No PhilGEPS Posting 2014

      c.   PhilGEPS Posting 2015

      d.   PhilGEPS Posting 2015 with amendments

          L2.     Transparency Seal

                      2013

                      2014

                      2015

          L3.     SALN Submission

                      2013

                      2014

      2015

           L4.     Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007

                      2013 Certification

                      2015 Certification

M. Scorecards

          M1.     FY 2012-2015

N. RTVM Policy Quality Manual (PQM) and Procedures and Work Instructions Manual (PAWIM)