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)
I. Agency's mandate and functions; names of its officials with their position and designation, and contact information;
II. Annual Financial Reports
• FAR No. 1: SAAOBDB (Statement of Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances)
• Summary Report on Disbursements
• BAR No. 1 - Quarterly Physical Report of Operations/Physical Plans
• FAR No. 5 - Quarterly Report on Revenue and Other Receipts
2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016
• Financial Plan (Detailed Statement of Current Year's Obligations, Disbursements and Unpaid Obligations)
2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016
III. DBM Approved Budget and Corresponding Targets for FY 2020
• Approved Budgets
• GAA targets
IV. Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation
• Projects, Programs
• Status of Implementation
PS-DBM Procurement Monitoring Report for First Sem CY 2020 (COA Received Covering Letter)
V. FY 2020 Annual Procurement Plan (FY 2020 APP non-CSE), Indicative FY 2021 APP non-CSE; and FY 2021 APP for Common-Supplies and Equipment (FY 2021 APP CSE)
• Annual Procurement Plan for Non-Common-Supplies and Equipment (APP non-CSE)
• Annual Procurement Plan for Common-Supplies and Equipment (APP CSE)
• Indicative Annual Procurement Plan for Non-Common-Supplies and Equipment (Indicative APP Non-CSE)
VI. QMS Certification of at least (1) one core process by any of the certification bodies (CB)
ISO 9001:2015 Certificate
VII. System of Ranking Delivery Units
VIII. Agency Review and Compliance Procedure of Statements and Financial Disclosures
IX. Updated People’s Freedom to Information (FOI) Manual
• FOI Manual
• Screenshot of Agency's Homepage