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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 98, the Transparency Seal provision, of Republic Act (R.A.) No. 10155, also known as 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.

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** DENR compliance with Transparency Seal per Annex 2 of DBM Memo Circular No. 2018-1 dated May 28, 2018

 

 

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DENR compliance with Transparency Seal (per Annex 7 of DBM Memo Circular No. 2017-1 dated March 09, 2017)

 

I. DENR mandates and functions, names of officials with their positions and designations, and contact information

a. DENR Mandate, Vision, Mission
b. Directory of DENR officials

 

II. Annual Financial Reports

a. FAR No. 1. Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances (SAAOBDB)

 

a.1. FY 2018

a.1.1.  Fund 101 (Current), (Q1); (Q2)             

       a.1.2.  Fund 102 (Current), (Q1); (Q2)

a.1.3   Fund 151 (Current), (Q1)

              

a.2. FY 2017

a.2.1.  Fund 101 (Current), (Q1); (Q2); (Q3); (Q4)

                 Fund 101 (Continuing), (Q1); (Q2); (Q3); (Q4)

        a.2.2.  Fund 102 (Current), (Q1); (Q2); (Q3); (Q4)

                 Fund 102 (Continuing), (Q1); (Q2); (Q3); (Q4)

a.3. FY 2016

a.3.1.  Fund 101 (Current), (Q1); (Q2); (Q3); (Q4)

                 Fund 101 (Continuing), (Q1): (Q2); (Q3); (Q4)

        a.3.2.  Fund 102 (Current), (Q1); (Q2); (Q3); (Q4)

                 Fund 102 (Continuing), (Q1) : (Q2); (Q3); (Q4)

a.3.3.  Fund 171 (Current), (Q1); (Q2); (Q3); (Q4)

a.4. FY 2015

a.4.1.  Fund 101 (Current), (Continuing)

a.4.2.  Fund 102 (Current), (Continuing)

a.2.3.  Fund 171 (Current),  (Continuing)

a.5. FY 2014

a.5.1.  Fund 101 (Current), (Continuing)

a.5.2.  Fund 102 (Current), (Continuing)

a.6. FY 2013

 

b. FAR No. 4. Summary Report on Disbursements

b.1.FY 2018  (January, February, March); (April, May, June); (July, August, September)

b.1.FY 2017  (January, February, March) ; (April, May, June); (July, August, September); (October, November, December)

b.2. FY 2016  (Jan, Feb, March); (April, May, June); (July, August, September); (October, November, December)

b.3. FY 2015

b.4. FY 2014

b.5. FY 2013

 

c. BAR No. 1. Quarterly Physical Report of Operations / Physical Plan

BAR No. 1

c.1. FY 2018, (Q1); 

c.2. FY 2017, (Q1); (Q2); (Q3); (Q4)

c.3. FY 2016, (Q1); (Q2) ; (Q3) ; (Q4)

c.4. FY 2015, (Q1); (Q2); (Q3); (Q4)

c.5.  FY 2014

c.6. FY 2013

Physical Plan

c.7. FY 2018

c.8. FY 2017

c.9. FY 2016 (MFO1); (MFO2); (MFO3)

c.10. FY 2015

c.11.  FY 2014

c.12. FY 2013

 

d. FAR No. 5. Consolidated Quarterly Report of Revenue and other Receipts

d.1. FY 2018, (Q1); (Q2); (Q3); (Q4)

d.2. FY 2017, (Q1); (Q2); (Q3); (Q4)

d.3. FY 2016, (Q1); (Q2); (Q3); (Q4)

d.4. FY 2015, (Q1); (Q2); (Q3); (Q4)

d.5. FY 2014, (Q1);(Q2); (Q3); (Q4)

d.6. FY 2013, (Q1); (Q2); (Q3); (Q4)

 

e. FAR No. 2. Statement of Approved Budget, Utilizations, Disbursements and Balances (SABUDB)

e.1. FY 2018 (OSEC), (Q1); (Q2)

e.2. FY 2017 (OSEC), (Q1); (Q2); (Q3); (Q4)

e.3. FY 2017 (Hostel), (Q1); (Q2); (Q3); (Q4)

 

f. Financial Plan

f.1. FY 2018

f.2. FY 2017

f.3. FY 2016

f.4. FY 2015

f.5. FY 2014

f.6. FY 2013

 

III. DENR approved budgets and corresponding targets

a. DENR Approved Budget  (FY2018) ;(FY2017); (FY2016)

b. Corresponding Targets (FY2018);  (FY2017); (FY2016)

 

IV. Major DENR programs and projects and activities, Beneficiaries and Status of Implementation 

a. National Greening Program (FY2017); (FY2018)

b. Land Disposition (FY017); (FY2018)

 

V. Annual procurement plans, contracts awarded and the name of contractors/ suppliers/ consultants

a. FY 2018 Annual Procurement Plan (APP-nonCSE) (APP-nonCSE) in the format prescribed under GPPB Circular No. 07-2015

b. FY 2019 Annual Procurement Plan-Common-Use Supplies and Equipment (APP-CSE) as prescribed by DBM memo circular 

c. FY 2017 Annual Procurement Plan (APP-nonCSE) in the format prescribed under GPPB Circular No. 07-2015

d. FY 2018 Annual Procurement Plan-Common-Use Supplies and Equipment (APP-CSE) as prescribed by DBM memo circular 

 

VI. Quality Management Manual Aligned to ISO 9001:2015

        a. DENR Quality Policy 2016

        b. Quality Management Manual 2016

        c. Quality Management Manual Annexes 2016

        d. Certification on the conduct of Internal Quality Audit

        e. Minutesof the FY 2017 Management Review 

 

VII. System of Ranking Delivery Units

a. Guidelines on Ranking Delivery Units as basis for Granting the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for FY2017 (DENR Memoransum Circular No. 2017-10)

b. Guidelines on Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals as Basis for Granting the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for FY 2016 (DENR Memorandum Circular No. 2016-10)

c. Supplemental Guidelines on Ranking of Delivery Units as basis for the Grant of the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for CY2016 (DENR Memorandum Circular No 2016-12)

 

VIII.  Freedom of Information (FOI)

a.   DENR Freedom of Information Manual 

b.   DENR FOI Certificate of Compliance (MC 2017-1, Sec. 5) 

 

IX.  DENR Scorecards

a. FY2016 MFO Accountability Report Card (MARC-1)

b. FY2016 Management Accountatibility Report Card (MARC-2)

c. Priority Program Accountability Report Card (PARC)

 

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** DENR compliance with Transparency Seal per Annex 2 of DBM Memo Circular No. 2018-1 dated May 28, 2018