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National Budget Circular 542 - Transparency Seal

National Budget Circular 542


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.


I. Agency’s mandate and functions; names of its officials with their position and designation, and contact information;

II. DBM Approved Budget and Corresponding Targets for FY 2018-2019

III. Modifications made pursuant to the general and special provisions in the FYI 2018 GAA

IV. Annual Procurement Plan

V. Major Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation for FY 2018-2019





VI. Annual Financial Reports (whole year/as of December end of the year/4th Quarter. Incomplete or non-cumulative will not be counted)

      A. For NGA/SUCs

     B. For GOCC/WD (Not Applicable)

  • 2014-2018 Annual Report

VII. Annual Report on the Status on Income authorized by law to be deposited outside the National Treasury - (Not Applicable)

VIII. QMS Certification of at least one core process by an international certifying body

IX. System Ranking Delivery Unit for PBB

X. The Agency Review and Compliance Procedure of Statements and Financial Disclosures

XI. Freedom of Information (FOI)

People’s FOI Manual duly signed by the Head of the Agency

e-FOI Portal

DOLE FOI People's Manual

Agency Information Inventory 2019

FOI Summary Report 2019

FOI Registry 2019


Further, the Transparency seal shall also be inclusive with the following additional information:

A. Status of Cases, as required under Administrative Order No. 340, s. 2013


Pending Cases, Released Decision, Cases with Entry of Judgment –  2019

B. COA Annual Audit Report -2014 to 2019

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