transparency seal

Transparency Seal explained

In National Budget Circular No. 542, issued on August 29, 2012, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) reiterates compliance by all offices of the national government, including state universities and colleges, government-owned and controlled corporations, government financial institutions and local government units 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 Circular also declares that the respective heads of the agencies shall be responsible for ensuring compliance with this section.

The Circular directs that the Transparency Seal must be prominently displayed on the main page of the agency website, and linked to a page within the agency website that contains the aforementioned documents in downloadable format. 

Symbolism of the Transparency Seal 

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.

DENR compliance with Transparency Seal

I. DENR mandates and functions, names of officials with their positions and designations, and contact information

a. DENR mandates and functions

b. Directory of DENR officials

II. Annual Financial Reports

a. FAR No. 1 - SAAOBDB (Statement of Appropriations Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances)

                                 a.1 FY 2020 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4

                                 a.2 FY 2019 1st Quarter to 4th Quarter                           

                                 a.3 FY 2018 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4

a.4 FY 2017 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4

a.5 FY 2016

a.6 FY 2015

b. FAR No. 4 - Summary Report of Disbursements

                                b.1.1.FY 2020  [JAN   FEB   MAR  APR  MAY  JUNE  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC]

                                b.1.2.FY 2019  [JAN   FEB   MAR  APR  MAY  JUNE  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC]

                                b.1.3.FY 2018  [JAN   FEB   MAR  APR  MAY  JUNE  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC]

b.1.4. FY 2017 

b.1.5. FY 2016 

b.1.6.FY 2015

c. BAR No. 1 - Quarterly Physical Report of Operations/Physical Plan

c.1 FY2020 Q1 Q2 Q3

                                  c.2 FY2019_Q1

d. PHYSICAL PLAN (Work and Financial Plan)

                                 d.1 FY 2020

                                 d.2 FY 2019

                                 d.3 FY 2018

d.4 FY 2017

d.5 FY 2016

d.6 FY 2015       

e. FAR No 5 -  Quarterly Report of Revenue and Other Receipts/Income Report

                                 e.1 FY 2020 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4

                                 e.2 FY 2019 Quarter 1 to Quarter 4

                                 e.3 FY 2018 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4

e.4 FY-2017 (Q1 to Q2) Q3 Q4

e.5 FY-2016 (Q1 to Q4)

e.6 FY-2015 (Q1-Q4)


f.1 FY-2020 


III. DENR approved budgets and corresponding targets

                BP 2021 base on NEP

                         WRC & CMER
                         LANDS, WFM NGP & OO3


 A.3.   2015 Approved Budget

IV. The program/project beneficiaries as identified in the applicable special provisions

a. Land Disposition

                         b. NGP

  b.1 NGP POs/Beneficiaries

                           b.2 NGP ESTABLISHED PLANTATION (2011-2016)

                                 b.3 Summuary of NGP target with budget  (2011-2016)

                                 b.4 NGP Jobs Generated  (2013  2014  2015  2016)

V. Annual procurement plans, contracts awarded and the name of contractors/ suppliers/ consultants

                              1. REVISED APP PENRO South Cotabato for C.Y. 2021     

                            APCPI 2020 Report     PMR CY 2020

                         2. APP PENRO South Cotabato for C.Y. 2020  (CSE Pp 1-3   Pp 4-8   Pp 9-13   Pp 14-18)   (NON CSE)  

                         3. APP PENRO South Cotabato for C.Y. 2019

                         4. APP PENRO South Cotabato for C.Y. 2018


6. ANNUAL PROCUREMENT PLAN   (2015 2016  2017  2018)

VI. Guidelines on Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals as Basis for Granting the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for FY 2015 (DENR Memorandum Circular No. 2015-06)

VII. Quality Management System Certification /Agency Operation Manual