Transparency Seal

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In National Budget Circular No. 542, issued on August 29, 2012, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) reiterates the compliance by all agencies of the National Government, including State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCCs), Government Financial Institutions (GFIs) and Local Government Units (LGUs) 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 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 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.

 





DAR 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
a. DAR Mandate, Vision and Mission
b. Directory of DAR officials
     B1. Central Office
     B2. Regional Office


II. ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORTS
Budget and Financial Accountability Reports (BFARs)
A. Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Distributions and Balances
    A.1. BFAR 2016
    A.2.
BFAR 2015
    A.3. BFAR 2014
    A.4. BFAR 2013
       A.4.1. DAR National fund 101 and 158 (Annex C and D)
       A.4.2. Foreign Assisted Projects Office (Annex A, B, C and D)
       A.4.3. Annex A FARS
       A.4.4. 2013 (as of 1st quarter)
           A.4.4.1.  Fund 101
             - BAR 2
             - BAR 4
           A.4.4.2. Fund 158
             - BAR 2
             - BAR 4
           A.4.4.3.  Fund 102
             - BAR 2
             - BAR 4

B. Physical Plan
     B.1   2016 Physical Plan
     B
.2.  2015 Physical Plan
     B.3.  2014  Physical Plan
     B.4.  2013 LTI BED No. 2 by Province
         D.4.1. 2012 LTI BED No. 2 Final
                * 2011 LTI BED as of May 31
     B.5. 2013 PBD BED No.2 by Province
         D.5.1. 2012 PBD BED No. 2 Final
     B.6. 2013 AJD BED No. 2 by Province
               * 2012 AJD BED No. 2 Final


III. DBM APPROVED BUDGET AND TARGETS
    
    A. 2016
    B. 2015
        B.1. Approved Budget
        B.2. Corresponding Targets


IV. PROJECTS, PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES, BENEFICIARIES AND STATUS OF IMPLEMENTATION

      A. 
Major DAR programs and projects categorized in accordance with the five key result areas under E.O. 43, s. 2011
      B. Program/project Beneficiaries
      C. Status of implementation and program/project evaluation and/or assessment reports (CY 2015)


V. ANNUAL PROCUREMENT PLANS

  A. 2016
      a. DARCO
      b. Regions/Province
  B. 2015
      a. DARCO
      b. Regions/Province


VI. SYSTEM OF RANKING DELIVERY UNITS AND INDIVIDUALS
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VII. QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM CERTIFIED BY INTERNATIONAL CERTIFYING BODY OR AGENCY OPERATIONS MANUAL
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