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. 




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. 


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



I.       The agency’s mandates and functions, names of its officials with their position and designation, and contact information

           a. The agency's mandates and functions

           b. Position, designation and contact information


  II.     Annual Report

              a.  Statement of Allotment, Obligation and Balances

                  a.1 FY 2016                  

                  a.2 FY 2015

                  a.3 FY 2014

   a.4 FY 2013

                  a.5 FY 2012

                  a.6 FY 2011

                  a.7 FY 2010

                  a.8 FY 2009

              b. Disbursement and Income

                  b.1 Disbursement

                     b.1.1 FY 2016                     

                     b.1.2 FY 2015

                     b.1.3 FY 2014

                            b.1.4 FY 2013

                     b.1.5 FY 2012

                     b.1.6 FY 2011

                     b.1.7 FY 2010

                     b.1.8 FY 2009

                 b.2 Income

                     b.2.1 FY 2016                     

                     b.2.2 FY 2015

                     b.2.3 FY 2014

      b.2.4 FY 2013

                     b.2.5 FY 2012

                     b.2.6 FY 2011

                     b.2.7 FY 2010

                     b.2.8 FY 2009

            c.  Physical Plan

                    c.1  FY 2016                    

                    c.2  FY 2015

                    c.3  FY 2014

     c.4  FY 2013

                    c.5  FY 2012

                    c.6  FY 2011

                    c.7  FY 2010

                    c.8  FY 2009

            d.  Financial Report of Operation

     d.1 FY 2016

     d.2 FY 2015     

     d.3 FY 2014     

     d.4 FY 2013

                    d.5 FY 2012

                    d.6 FY 2011

                    d.7 FY 2010

                    d.8 FY 2009

    e. Financial Accountability Report

             e.1 FY 2016

             e.2 FY 2015             

             e.3 FY 2014

       e.4 FY 2013


III.  PSC approved budgets and Corresponding Targets

           a. PSC Approved Budget

    a.1 FY 2016

    a.2 FY 2015

    a.3 FY 2014

    a.4 FY 2013

    a.5 FY 2012

           b. Corresponding Targets

    b.1 FY 2016

    b.2 FY 2015

    b.3 FY 2014

    b.4 FY 2013

    b.5 FY 2012


IV.   Programs and Projects

            a. Major Programs 2016

            b. Major Programs 2015 

            c. Major Programs 2014  

            d. Major Programs 2013


V. Annual Procurement Plan, Contracts awarded and the name of contractors suppliers/consultants

   a.  Annual Procurement Plan

            a.1 FY 2016

            a.2 FY 2015

            a.3 FY 2014

    a.4 FY 2013

    a.5 FY 2012

           b. Contracts awarded and the name of contractors suppliers/consultants

                   b.1 FY 2015

                   b.2 FY 2014

    b.3 FY 2013   

    b.4 FY 2012


VI.  Citizen's Charter (revised in 2014)


VII. PhilGEPS Compliance Certification

               a. FY 2015

b. FY 2014

c. FY 2013

d. FY 2012   


VIII.  Anti-Red Tape Act (ARTA) Compliance Certification

a. FY 2015

b. FY 2014

c. FY 2013

d. FY 2012


IX. Transparency Seal Compliance Certification

a. FY 2015

b. FY 2014

c. FY 2012

d. FY 2013


X. Statement of Asset, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) Compliance Certification

a. FY 2015 (Note: Submitted on May 4, 2015 to the Office of the President and Civil Service) Receiving Copy

b. FY 2014

c. FY 2013


XI. MFO Accountability Report Cards

               a. FY 2015

               b. FY 2014

               c. FY 2013

d. FY 2012


XII. Status of Implementation of Programs and Projects

a. FY 2015

b. FY 2014

c. FY 2013


XIII. Agency System of Ranking the Delivery Units and Individuals


XIV. Agency Operations Manual


XV. Agency Procurement Compliance and Performance Indicators


XVI. The Programs/Projects Beneficiaries as Identified in the Applicable Special Provisions (not applicable)



XVII. Major Programs/Projects Categorized in Accordance with the Five Key Results Areas Under E.O. No. 43, Series of 2011 (not applicable)


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