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.

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.

CDA Compliance with Sec. 91 (Transparency Seal) R.A.  No. 10633 (General Appropriations Act FY 2019)

  1. Financial Accountability Report (BFAR)
    1. FY 2020
      1. FAR No. 1 - Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances (as of 2020 Q3)
      2. FAR No. 1 - Continuing (as of 2020 Q3)
      3. FAR No. 3 - Aging Of Due And Demandable Obligations (as of 2020 Q1)
      4. FAR No. 4 - Monthly Report of Disbursement (as of 2020 Q3)
      5. FAR No. 5 - Consolidated Quarterly Report of Revenue and other Receipts (as of 2020 Q3)
      6. FAR No.1A - Summary of Prior Year's Obligations and Unpaid Prior Year's Obligations (as of 2020 Q3)
      7. FAR No.1A - Continuing (as of 2020 Q3)
      8. FAR No.1B - List of Allotment and sub-allotments-Continuing-Regular (as of 2020 Q3)
      9. FAR No.1B - List of Allotment and sub-allotments-Current (as of 2020 Q3)
    2. FY 2019
      1. FAR No. 1 - Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances (as of Dec. 2019)
      2. FAR No. 1 - Continuing (as of Dec. 2019)
      3. FAR No. 3 - Aging Of Due And Demandable Obligations (as of Dec. 2019)
      4. FAR No. 4 - Monthly Report of Disbursement (as of Dec. 2019)
      5. FAR No. 5 - Consolidated Quarterly Report of Revenue and other Receipts (as of Dec. 2019)
      6. FAR No.1A - Summary of Prior Year's Obligations and Unpaid Prior Year's Obligations (as of Dec. 2019)
      7. FAR No.1A - Continuing (as of Dec. 2019)
      8. FAR No.1B - List of Allotment and sub-allotments (as of Dec. 2019)
    3. FY 2018
      1. FAR No. 1 - Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances (as of Dec. 2018)
      2. FAR No. 3 - Aging Of Due And Demandable Obligations (as of Dec. 2018)
      3. FAR No. 4 - Monthly Report of Disbursement (as of Dec. 2018)
      4. FAR No. 5 - Consolidated Quarterly Report of Revenue and other Receipts (as of Dec. 2018)
      5. FAR No.1A - Summary of Prior Year's Obligations and Unpaid Prior Year's Obligations (as of Dec. 2018)
      6. FAR No.1B - List of Allotment and sub-allotments (as of Dec. 2018)
    4. FY 2017
      1. FAR No. 1 - Statement of Appropriations, Allotments,Obligations,Disbursements and Balances (As of Dec., 2017)
      2. FAR No. 4 - Monthly Report of Disbursement (As of Dec., 2017)
      3. FAR No. 5 - Consolidated Quarterly Report of Revenue and other Receipts (As of September , 2017)
      4. FAR No.1A - Summary of Prior Year's Obligations and Unpaid Prior Year's Obligations (As of Dec., 2017) - Regular
      5. FAR No.1A - Summary of Prior Year's Obligations and Unpaid Prior Year's Obligations (As of Dec., 2017) - Continuing
      6. FAR No.1B - Lis ot Allotment and sub-allotments (As of Dec., 2017)
    5. FY 2016
      1. FAR No. 1 - Statement of Appropriations, Allotments,Obligations,Disbursements and Balances as of Dec. 31, 2016
      2. FAR No. 5 - Consolidated Quarterly Report of Revenue and other Receipts (As of Dec. 31, 2016)
      3. FAR No. 1A - Summary of Prior Year's Obligations and Unpaid Prior Year's Obligations as of Dec. 31, 2016
    6. FY 2015
      1. FAR No. 1 - Statement of Appropriations, Allotments,Obligations,Disbursements and Balances as of Dec. 31, 2015
      2. FAR No. 5 - Consolidated Quarterly Report of Revenue and other Receipts (As of Dec. 31, 2015)
      3. FAR No. 1A - Summary of Prior Year's Obligations and Unpaid Prior Year's Obligations as of Dec. 31, 2015
    7. FY 2014
      1. FAR No. 1 - Statement of Appropriations, Allotments,Obligations,Disbursements and Balances as of Dec. 31, 2014
      2. FAR No. 5 - Consolidated Quarterly Report of Revenue and other Receipts
      3. FAR No. 1A - Summary of Prior Year's Obligations and Unpaid Prior Year's Obligations
    8. FY 2013
      1. Statement of Appropriations, Allotments,Obligations,Disbursements and Balances as of Dec. 31, 2013
      2. Detailed Statement of Current Year's Obligations, Disbursements and Unpaid Obligations
      3. List of ABM/SAROs/Sub-Allotment Release Orders
      4. Summary of Prior Year's Obligations and Unpaid Prior Year's Obligations
  2. Disbursement and Income
    1. Disbursement
      1. 2013
      2. 2014
      3. 2015
      4. 2016
      5. 2017
      6. 2018
      7. 2019
      8. 2020
    2. Income
      1. 2014
      2. 2015
      3. 2016
      4. 2017
      5. 2018
      6. 2019
      7. 2020
    3. BED 2 - Physical Plan
      1. 2009 - 2012
      2. 2013
      3. 2014
      4. 2015
      5. 2016
      6. 2017
      7. 2018
      8. 2019
  3. BAR 1 - Physical Report of Operation
    1. Accomplishment Reports
      1. 2014
      2. 2015
      3. 2016
      4. 2017
      5. 2018
      6. 2019
      7. 2020
  4. Financial Plan (BED 1)
    1. 2017
    2. 2018
    3. 2019

  1. Annual Procurement Plan
  2. Bids and Awards