National Budget Circular 542National 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. 

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

1.The agency's mandates and functions 2. Position, designation and contact information 3. Mission and Vision

II. Annual Financial Reports     

a. FAR No.1 : SAAOBDB (Statement of Appropriations, Allotment, Obligation, Disbursement and Balances)

a1.FY 2023   a2. FY 2022 a3. FY 2021 a4. FY 2020 a5. FY 2019 a6. FY 2018 a7. FY 2017 a8. FY 2016  a9. FY 2015 a11. FY 2013 a10. FY 2014

b. Summary Report on Disbursements   

b1. FY 2023 b2. FY 2022 b3. FY 2021 b4. FY 2020 b5. FY 2019  b6.  FY 2018  b7. FY 2017 b8.  FY 2016 b9.  FY 2015 b10. FY 2014 b11.FY 2013

c. BAR NO. 1 - Quarterly Physical Report of Operations/Physical Plan   

c1. FY 2023 c2. FY 2022 c3. FY 2021 c4. FY 2020 c5. FY 2019 c6. FY 2018 c7. FY 2017 c8. FY 2016  c9. FY 2015 c10. FY 2014 c11. FY 2013

d. FAR NO. 5 - Quarterly Report on Revenue and Other Receipts 

d1. FY 2023 d2. FY 2022 d3. FY 2021 d4. FY 2020 d5. FY 2019 d6. FY 2018 d7. FY 2017 d8. FY 2016  d9. FY 2015 d10. FY 2014 d11. FY 2013

e.  Financial Plan 

e1. FY 2023 e2. FY 2022 e3. FY 2021 e4. FY 2020 e5. FY 2019 e6. FY 2018 e7. FY 2017 e8. FY 2016 e9. FY 2015 e10. FY 2014 e11. FY 2013

III. DBM Approved Budget and Corresponding Targets 

a. PSC Budget

a1. 2023 a2. 2022 a.3 2021 a.4 2020 a.5 2019

b. Targets / MFOs / GAA targets 

b1. 2023 b2. 2022 b3. 2022 b4. 2021 b5. 2020 b6. 2019

IV. Major Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation 

a. Projects & Programs

a1. FY 2022 a2. FY 2021 a3. FY 2020 a4. FY 2019

b. FY 2020 Beneficiaries (not applicable) 

c. Status of Implementation

 c1. FY 2022