Transparency 2017

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 inderent 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.

Section 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:

  1. Agency’s Mandate, Vision, Mission and List of Officials
  2. Annual Financial Reports
  3. A. FOR NGA/SUCs
    2014-2017 FAR No. 1: SAAOBDB
    2014-2017 Summary Report on Disbursements


    2014-2017 BAR NO. 1 – Quarterly Physical Report of Operations/Physical Plan


    2014-2017 FAR NO. 5 – Quarterly Report on Revenue and Other Receipts


    2014-2017 Financial Plan
  4. DBM Approved Budget and Targets
  5. Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation(Not Applicable)
  6. Annual Procurement Plan
  7. QMS Certification by any international organization approved by the Inter-Agency Task Force or ISO 9001:2015
    aligned QMS documents

  8. System of Ranking Delivery Units and individuals
  9. Freedom of Information