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 inderent 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.

Section 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. Agency’s Mandate, Vision, Mission and List of Officials

II. Annual Financial Reports
2013-2015 FAR No. 1: SAAOBDB
2013-2015 Summary Report on Disbursements
2013-2015 BAR NO. 1 – Quarterly Physical Report of Operations/Physical Plan
2013-2015 FAR NO. 5 – Quarterly Report on Revenue and Other Receipts
2013-2015 Financial Plan
III. DBM Approved Budget and Targets
IV. Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation
V. Annual Procurement Plan
VI. QMS Certification by any international organization approved by the Inter-Agency Task Force or ISO 9001:2015 aligned QMS documents
VII. System of Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals


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