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. 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.


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

I.     Agency's Mandate, Vision, Mission and List of Officials

             The MGB R-III mandates and functions

             Mission, Vision and Thrust

             Directory of Key Officials


II.    Annual Financial Reports

              FAR No. 1: SAAOBDB (Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations,

              Disbursements and Balances)

              2016 1st Qtr - 2nd Qtr - 3rd Qtr - 4th Qtr



              Summary Report on Disbursements

              2016 1st Qtr - 2nd Qtr - 3rd Qtr - 4th Qtr



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

              2016 1st Qtr - 2nd Qtr - 3rd Qtr - 4th Qtr



              FAR No. 5 - Quarterly Report on Revenue and Other Receipts

              2016 1st Qtr - 2nd Qtr - 3rd Qtr - 4th Qtr



             Financial Plan (Detailed Statement of Current Year's Obligations, Disbursements

             and Obligations)

             2016 1st Qtr - 2nd Qtr - 3rd Qtr - 4th Qtr



             FAR No. 3 - Ageing of Due and Demandable Obligations


III.    DBM Approved Budget and Targets 

             Budget 2016


            Budget 2017


             Targets /MFOs/GAAtargets  2016             

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

              Projects, Programs 2016

              Projects, Programs 2017

              Beneficiaries 2016

              Beneficiaries 2017

              Status of Implementation 2016

              1st Qtr - 2nd Qtr - 3rd Qtr - 4th Qtr


V.    Annual Procurement Plan

              Annual Procurement Plan 2017

              Annual Procurement Plan 2016


VI.    System of Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals


VII. Quality Management System Certified by international certifying body or Agency Operations Manual