THE PHILIPPINE TRANSPARENCY SEAL

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.

Section 7.0, National Budget Circular No. 542, August 29, 2012.

NATIONAL BUDGET CIRCULAR NO. 542

Issued by the Department of Budget and Management on August 29, 2012. Reiterating Compliance with Section 93, the Transparency Seal Provision, of the General Appropriations Act of 2012.

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 respective heads of the agencies shall be responsible for ensuring compliance with this section.

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.


MGB Compliance with Sec. 93 (Transparency Seal) R.A. No. 10155 (General Appropriations Act FY 2012)

I.    MGB IV CALABARZON Vision, Mission, Thrust, Functions and List of Officials

A.    Mission, Vision, Thrust and Functions

B.    Position, Designation and Contact Information

B.1.    Central Office Directory

B.2.    Regional Office Directory

B.3.    Directory of MGB IV CALABARZON Key Officials

II.   Annual Financial Reports

A.    FAR No. 1 – SAAOBDB (Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursement & Balances)

FY 2020 :

1st Quarter : FAR-1 ; FAR-1A ; FAR-1B

2nd Quarter : FAR-1 ; FAR-1A ; FAR-1B

3rd Quarter : FAR-1 ; FAR-1A ; FAR-1B

4th Quarter : FAR-1 ; FAR-1A ; FAR-1B

FY 2019 :

1st Quarter : FAR-1 ; FAR-1A ; FAR-1B

2nd Quarter : FAR-1 ; FAR-1A ; FAR-1B

3rd Quarter : FAR-1 ; FAR-1A ; FAR-1B

4th Quarter : FAR-1 ; FAR-1A ; FAR-1B

FY 2018 :

1st Quarter : FAR-1 ; FAR-1A ; FAR-1B

2nd Quarter : FAR-1 ; FAR-1A ; FAR-1B

3rd Quarter : FAR-1 ; FAR-1A ; FAR-1B

4th Quarter : FAR-1 ; FAR-1A ; FAR-1B

FY 2017 :

1st Quarter : FAR-1

2nd Quarter : FAR-1 ; Continuing

3rd Quarter : FAR-1 ; FAR-1A ; FAR-1B

4th Quarter : FAR-1 ; FAR-1A ; FAR-1B

FY 2016 :

Fund 101 : (1st Quarter) ; (2nd Quarter) ; (3rd Quarter) ; (4th Quarter)

 FY 2015 :

Fund 101 : (1st Quarter) ; (2nd Quarter) ; (3rd Quarter) ; (4th Quarter)

Fund 338 : (1st Quarter) ; (2nd Quarter) ; (3rd Quarter) ; (4th Quarter)

B.    FAR No. 4 – Summary Report on Disbursements

B. 1.    FY 2020 : (January) ; (February) ; (March) ; (April) ; (May) ; (June) ; (July) ;(August) ; (September) ; (October) ; (November) ; (December)

B. 2.    FY 2019 : (January) ; (February) ; (March) ; (April) ; (May) ; (June) ; (July) ;(August) ; (September) ; (October) ; (November) ; (December)

B. 3.    FY 2018 : (January) ; (February) ; (March) ; (April) ; (May) ; (June) ; (July) ;(August) ; (September) ; (October) ; (November) ; (December)

B. 4.    FY 2017 : (January) ; (February) ; (March) ; (April) ; (May)  ; (June) ; (July) ;  (August) ; (September) ; (October) ; (November) ; (December)

B. 5.    FY 2016 : (January) ; (February) ; (March) ; (April) ; (May)  ; (June) ; (July) ;  (August) ; (September) ; (October) ; (November) ; (December)

C.    BAR No. 1 – Quarterly Physical Report of Operation

C. 1.    CY 2020 : (1st Quarter) ; (2nd Quarter) ; (3rd Quarter) ; (4th Quarter)

C. 2..   CY 2019 : (1st Quarter) ; (2nd Quarter) ; (3rd Quarter) ; (4th Quarter)

C. 3.    CY 2018 : (1st Quarter) ; (2nd Quarter) ; (3rd Quarter) ; (4th Quarter)

C. 4.    CY 2017 : (1st Quarter) ; (2nd Quarter); (3rd Quarter) ; (4th Quarter)

C. 5.    CY 2016 : (1st Quarter) ; (2nd Quarter) ; (3rd Quarter) ; (4th Quarter)

D.    BED No. 2 – Physical Plan

D. 1.    CY 2020

D. 2.    CY 2019

D. 3.    CY 2018

D. 4.    CY 2017

D. 5.    CY 2016

D. 6.    CY 2015

D. 7.    CY 2014

D. 8.    CY 2013

E.    FAR No. 5 – Quarterly Report on Revenue and Other Receipts

E. 1.    CY 2020 : (1st Quarter) ; (2nd Quarter) ; (3rd Quarter) ; (4th Quarter)

E. 2.    CY 2019 : (1st Quarter) ; (2nd Quarter) ; (3rd Quarter) ; (4th Quarter)

E. 3.    CY 2018 : (1st Quarter) ; (2nd Quarter) ; (3rd Quarter) ; (4th Quarter)

E. 4.    CY 2017 : (3rd Quarter) ; (4th Quarter)

E. 5.    CY 2016 : (4th Quarter)

F.    BED No. 1 – Financial Plan

F. 1.    CY 2020

F. 2.    CY 2019

F. 3.    CY 2018

F. 4.    CY 2017

F. 5.    CY 2016

III.  MGB IV CALABARZON Approved Budgets

A.    Work and Financial Plan : (2011) ; (2012) ; (2013) ; (2014) ; (2015) ; (2016) ; (2017) ; (2018) ; (2019) ; (2020)

B.    Corresponding Targets : (2011) ; (2012) ; (2013) ; (2014) ; (2015) ; (2016) ; (2017) ; (2018) ; (2019) ; (2020)

IV.  Projects, Programs Beneficiaries FY 2016

V.    Status of Implementation

A.    Physical and Financial Performance Report

A. 1.   FY 2020 : (January) ; (February) ; (March) ; (April) ; (May) ; (June) ; (July) ; (August) ; (September) ; (October) ; (November) ; (December)

A. 2.   FY 2019 : (January) ; (February) ; (March) ; (April) ; (May) ; (June) ; (July) ; (August) ; (September) ; (October) ; (November) ; (December)

A. 3.   FY 2018 : (January) ; (February) ; (March) ; (April) ; (May) ; (June) ; (July) ; (August) ; (September) ; (October) ; (November) ; (December)

A. 4.   FY 2017 : (January) ; (February) ; (March) ; (April) ; (May) ; (June) ; (July) ; (August) ; (September) ; (October) ; (November) ; (December)

VI.  Annual Procurement Plan

A.    CY 2021 : (NON-CSE)

B.    CY 2020 : (CSE) ; 

C.    CY 2019 : (CSE) ; 

D.    CY 2018 : (CSE) ; (NON-CSE)

E.    CY 2017 : (CSE) ; (NON-CSE)

F.    CY 2016 : (GPPB Format)

G.    CY 2015

H.    CY 2014

I.    CY 2013

J.    CY 2012 

        K.     CY 2011

VII. System of Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals

A.    DENR Memorandum Circular No. 2016-10, Guidelines on Ranking Delivery Units as Basis for Granting the Performance-Based Bonus for FY 2016

B.    Supplemental Guidelines on Ranking of Delivery Units as basis for the Grant of the Performance Based Bonus (PBB) for CY 2016 ( DENR Memorandum Circular No. 2016-12)

VIII. The Final People’s Freedom to Information (FOI) Manual signed by the head of Agency

A.    2017 – 2018 MGB Freedom of Information Reports

a.    FOI Agency Information Inventory

b.    FOI Registry

c.    FOI Summary

B.    2019 MGB IV CALABARZON Freedom of Information Reports

a.    FOI Inventory

b.    FOI Registry

c.    FOI Summary

C.    2018 MGB IV CALABARZON Freedom of Information Reports

a.    FOI Inventory

b.    FOI Registry

c.    FOI Summary

D.    2017 MGB IV CALABARZON Freedom of Information Reports

a.    FOI Inventory

b.    FOI Registry

c.    FOI Summary

IX.   QMS Certification – Provision of Mine Management Administration, Mine Safety, Environment and Social Development Services and Geosciences Services

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

    1.   Agency Review and Compliance Procedure of SALN: (2019