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  Philippine Transparency Seal

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. 93Transparency 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. 507and 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.

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

I. The MGB's mandates and functions, vision, mission and list of officials

    a. Mandates and Functions
    b. MissionVision, and Thrust
    c. Directory of Key Officials (Position, Designation and Contact Information)
       c.1 Central Office Directory
       c.2 Regional Offices Directory

II. Annual Financial Reports

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

       a.1 December 2016
       a.2 September 2016
       a.3 June 2016
       a.4 March 2016

       a.4 FY 2015 (as of September)
       a.5 FY 2014
       a.6 FY 2013

    b. Report on Disbursements


       b.1 December
       b.2 July - September 2016
       b.3 April - June 2016
       b.4 March 2016

       b.5 FY 2015 (January-November)
       b.6 FY 2014
       b.7 FY 2013

    c. BAR No. 1 - Quarterly Physical Report of Operation / Physical Plan

       c.1 December
       c.2 September
       c.3 June 2016
       c.4 March 2016

       c.5 FY 2015
       c.6 FY 2014
       c.7 FY 2013

    d. FAR No. 5 - Quarterly Report on Revenue and other Receipts

       d.1 December 2016
       d.2 September 2016
       d.3 June 2016
       d.4 March 2016
       d.5 FY 2015
       d.6 FY 2014
       d.7 FY 2013

    e. Financial Plan

       e.1 FY 2016

       e.2 FY 2015
       e.3 FY 2014
       e.4 FY 2013

 III. MGB Approved and Targets

      a. Approved Budget 2015
      b. Targets/MFO's/GAA Targets 2015 

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

      a. Projects, Program and Activities 2015
      b. Program/Projects Beneficiaries 2015
      c. Status of Implementation

          c.1 Fourth Quarter
          c.2 Third Quarter
          c.3 Second Quarter
          c.4 First Quater

         c.3 Fourth Quarter
         c.4 3rd Quarter
         c.5 2nd Quarter
         c.6 1st Quarter

V. Annual Procurement
     a.1 Annual Procurement Plan 2016
     a.2 Annual Procurement Plan 2015

     b. Contracts Awarded 2015

VI. System Ranking and Delivery Units

VII. Quality Management System Certified by International Certifying body or Agency Operation Manual