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.
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.
Procurement Service (PS) Compliance with Sec. 93 (Transparency Seal) R.A. No. 10155 (General Appropriations Act FY 2012)
Agency's mandates and functions, names of its official with their position and designation, and contact information.
Modifications made pursuant to the general and special provisions in the FY 2018 GAA.
• Contracts awarded and the name of the contractors/suppliers/consultant.
d. Contracts awarded 2015
Major Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation for FY 2018. (Not Applicable)
• Major Projects, Programs 2018 (Not Applicable)
• Beneficiaries 2018 (Not Applicable)
Annual Financial Report
a. Statement of Allotment, Obligation and Balances (Not Applicable)
b Disbursement and Income (Not Applicable)
c. Physical Plan
d. Financial Accountability Reports (Not Applicable)
Annual Reports on the Status of Income authorized by law to be deposited outside the National Treasury
Agency Operations Manual
a. Main Office
2016 Annual Procurement Plan Submission
MFO Accountability Report Card FY 2017
a. MARC - 1
b. MARC - 2