Transparency Seal Explained

In National Budget Circular No. 542, issued on August 29, 2012, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) reiterates compliance by all offices of the national government, including state universities and colleges, government-owned and controlled corporations, government financial institutions and local government units with Section 93, the Transparency Seal provision, of the General Appropriations Act of 2012, 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 Circular also declares that the respective heads of the agencies shall be responsible for ensuring compliance with this section.

The Circular directs that the Transparency Seal must be prominently displayed on the main page of the agency website, and linked to a page within the agency website that contains the aforementioned documents in downloadable format.

Symbolism of the Transparency Seal 

A pearl that is 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, it seeks 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.

DENR compliance with Transparency Seal

I. DENR mandates and functions, names of officials with their positions and designations, and contact information

a. DENR Mandates and Functions

b. Directory of DENR Officials

II. Annual Reports

A. FAR No. 1. Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances (SAAOBDB)

      FY 2020

Fund 101 (Current), (Q1); (Q2)

     FY 2019

Fund 101 (Current), (Q1); (Q2) ; (Q3) ; (Q4)

     FY 2018

Fund 101 (Current), (Q1); (Q2) ; (Q3) ; (Q4)

     FY 2017

Fund 101 (Current),        (Q1); (Q2); (Q3); (Q4)
Fund 101 (Continuing),  (Q1); (Q2); (Q3); (Q4)

     FY 2016

Fund 101 (Current),        (Q1); (Q2); (Q3); (Q4)
Fund 101 (Continuing),  (Q1); (Q2); (Q3); (Q4)

     FY 2015

Fund 101 (Current),        (Q1); (Q2); (Q3); (Q4)
Fund 101 (Continuing),  (Q1); (Q2); (Q3); (Q4)

     FY 2014

Fund 101 (Current)   Fund 101 (Continuing)

      FY 2013

Fund 101 (Current)   Fund 101 (Continuing)

B. FAR No. 1-C. Summary Report on Disbursements

C. FAR No. 4. Summary Report on Disbursements

D. BAR No. 1. Quarterly Physical Report of Operations

FY 2020                1ST QUARTER, 2ND QUARTER



FY 2017

FY 2016

FY 2015:

 FY 2014:As of December                                                  

FY 2013:As of December

E. FAR No. 5. Consolidated Quarterly Report of Revenue and other Receipts

Collection Report FY 2020 Q1

Collection Report FY 2019 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4

Collection Report FY 2018 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4

Collection Report FY 2017  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4

Collection Report FY 2016 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4

Collection Report FY 2015 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4

Collection Report FY 2014 As of December

Collection Report FY 2013 As of December

F. Financial Plan FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016

III. DENR approved budgets and corresponding targets

IV. Major DENR programs and projects and activities, Beneficiaries and Status of Implementation (FY2015)

V. Annual Procurement Plan
Annual Procurment Plan 2019Annual Procurment Plan 2018Annual Procurment Plan 2017Annual Procurment Plan 2016Annual Procurment Plan 2015

VI. Quality Management System Certification /Agency Operation Manual

VII. System of Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals

Guidelines on Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals as Basis for Granting the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for FY 2015 (DENR Memorandum Circular No. 2015-06)

VIII.  Freedom of Information Manual

                    a. DENR Freedom of Information Manual (DAO-2016-29)

b.  DENR FOI Certificate of Compliance (MC 2017-1, Sec. 5)

                c. DENR Information Inventory

d. FY2017 DENR FOI Summary Report

d. FY2017 DENR FOI Registry

e. Screenshot of DENR Website containing a visible and functional FOI logo linked to e-FOI portal (www.

f. FY2018 DENR FOI Summury Report

g. FY2018 DENR FOI Registry