transparency seal

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 2019

          Fund 101 (Current), (Q1);

     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. 4. Summary Report on Disbursements

c. BAR No. 1. Quarterly Physical Report of Operations
FY 2019
                   1ST QUARTER 
FY 2018
                   4TH QUARTER
                   3RD QUARTER
                   2ND QUARTER
                   1ST QUARTER                                                 
FY 2017
                   Q4: MFO1MFO2MFO3
                   Q3: MFO1MFO2MFO3
                   Q2: MFO1MFO2MFO3
                   Q1: MFO1MFO2MFO3
FY 2016
                   Q4: MFO1MFO2MFO3GASSSTOOMGAD
                   Q3: MFO1MFO2MFO3GASSSTOOMGAD 
                   Q2: MFO1MFO2MFO3GASSSTOOMGAD 
                   Q1: MFO1MFO2MFO3GASSSTOOMGAD
                                                   FY 2015:
                   Q4: MFO1MFO2MFO3GASSSTOOMGAD, MBFDP
                   Q3: MFO1MFO2MFO3GASSSTOOMGAD, MBFDP
                   Q2: MFO1MFO2, MFO3, GASSSTOOMGAD, MBFDP
                   Q1: MFO1MFO2MFO3GASSSTOOMGAD,
                                                   FY 2014:
                                              As of December
                                                   FY 2013:
                                             As of December 

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


                                     Collection Report FY 2019
                                     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

e. 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

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