Transparency Seal

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. Source: Section 7.0, National Budget Circular No. 542, August 29, 2012.

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 FY 2012. 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.

 

DA  RFO 10 Compliance with Sec. 99 (Transparency Seal) R.A. No. 10964 (General Appropriations Act 2018)

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. DBM Approved Budget and Corresponding Targets

             A. DA Approved Budget

                   1.   FY 2021     

                   2.   FY 2020                      

                   3.   FY 2019                      

                   4.   FY 2018                            

                   5.   FY 2017

                   6.   FY 2016                            

                   7.   FY 2015

                   8.   FY 2014

           B. Corresponding Targets

                  1.FY 2018   

                  2.FY 2017          

                  3.FY 2016

                 4. FY 2015

                 5. FY 2014

III. Modifications made Pursuant to the General and Special Provisions in the FY 2018 GAA

                 Not applicable

IV. Annual Procurement Plan

               Consolidated APP

                       1. FY 2021

 

               A.  Annual Procurement Plan for Non-Common-Use Supplies and Equipment (APP-Non-CSE)

                        1. FY 2022    indicative APP                  

                        2. FY 2021    indicative APP                   updated indicative APP  as of October 2020       

                        3. FY 2020    indicative APP       Approved APP           update as of September 2020

                        4. FY 2019    with Update as of July 2019

                        5. FY 2018   with Update as of July 2018

                        6. FY 2017   

                        7.  FY 2016 

                        8.  FY 2015  

                        9.  FY 2014        

               B.  Annual Procurement Plan for Common-Use Supplies and Equipment (APP-CSE)

                        1.  FY 2022     indicative APP-CSE  

                        2.  FY 2021     indicative APP-CSE  

                        3.  FY 2020   indicative APP-CSE      Approved APP-CSE      with Update as of September 2020   

                        4.  FY 2019   with Update as of July 2019   

                        5.  FY 2018  with Update as of July 2018

                        6.  FY 2017  

                        7.  FY 2016

                        8.  FY 2015

                        9.  FY 2014

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

                 A. Major Programs and Projects

                        Consolidated Report on Publicized Government Projects/Programs/Activities

                            1. CY 2020

                B. Status of Implementation

                        PREXC Accountability Report Card

                        1. FY 2021    – 1st Qtr       1st Sem        3rd Qtr   

                        2. FY 2020    – 1st Qtr       1st Sem       3rd Qtr      Annual

                        3FY 2019

                C. Beneficiaries

VI. Annual Financial Reports 

          A.  FAR NO. 1 – Statement of Appropriations, Allotment, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances

                    1.  FY 2021      as of September 2021

                    2.  FY 2020

                    3.  FY 2019 

                    4.  FY 2018

                   5.  FY2017

                   6. FY2016

                   7. FY2015

                   8. FY2014

           B.  BAR NO. 1 – Annual Physical Report of Operations / Physical Plan

                   1FY 2021    – 1st Qtr       1st Sem

                   2.  FY 2019               

                   3.  FY 2018

                   4.  FY2017

                   5. FY2016

                   6. FY2015

                   7. FY2014

           Annual Accomplishment on GAA Commitments

                   1.  FY 2020           

           Summary/Monthly Reports of Disbursements (FAR NO. 4)

              1. FY2021

                     [JANUARY]      [FEBRUARY]     [MARCH]     [APRIL]         [MAY]        [JUNE]

                        [JULY[AUGUST[SEPTEMBER]   [OCTOBER]    [NOVEMBER]     [DECEMBER]

 

              2. FY2020

                       [JANUARY]   [FEBRUARY]   [MARCH]    [APRIL]    [MAY]     [JUNE]

                        [JULY]  [AUGUST]  [SEPTEMBER]   [OCTOBER]    [NOVEMBER]     [DECEMBER]

               3. FY2019

                       [JANUARY]   [FEBRUARY]   [MARCH]    [APRIL]    [MAY]     [JUNE]

                       [JULY]   [AUGUST]   [SEPTEMBER]    [OCTOBER]    [NOVEMBER]     [DECEMBER]

                4. FY2018

                       [JANUARY]   [FEBRUARY]   [MARCH]   [APRIL]    [MAY]    [JUNE]   

                       [JULY]   [AUGUST]  [SEPTEMBER]   [OCTOBER]   [NOVEMBER]   [DECEMBER]   [4TH QUARTER]  [DECEMBER-TRUST FUND]

                 3. FY 2017

                 4. FY 2016        

                 5. FY 2015

                  6. FY 2014

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VII.  Annual Reports on the Status of Income Authorized by Law to be deposited outside the National Treasury     

               Not applicable

VIII. QMS Certification of at least One (1) Core Process by an International Certifying Body (ICB)

               Not applicable

IX.    System of Ranking Delivery Units

X.      Freedom of Information

           A.      Final People’s Freedom of Information (FOI) Manual signed by Head of Agency

           B.     Department of Agriculture (DA) FOI Reports

1.  2019

2. 2018