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 – PENRO compliance with Transparency Seal:


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

       a. DENR mandates and functionsMission and Vision

       b. Office Directory of Key Officials  


II. DBM Approved Budget and Targets

       a. DENR Approved Budget FY 2018   

       b. Corresponding GAA Targets FY 2018  


III. Modifications made pursuant to the general and special provision in the FY 2018 GAA (indicate if not applicable)

IV. Annual Procurement Plan (APP)

      a. FY 2018 Annual Procurement Plan (APP-nonCSE) in the format prescribed under GPPB Circular No. 07-2015

      b. FY 2019 Annual Procurement Plan (APP-nonCSE) in the format prescribed under GPPB Circular No. 07-2015

      c. FY 2019 Annual Procurement Plan-Common-Use Supplies and Equipment (APP-CSE) as prescribed by DBM memo circular

      d. FY 2018 Annual Procurement Plan-Common-Use Supplies and Equipment (APP-CSE) as prescribed by DBM memo circular

V. DENR Projects, Programs, and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation

      a. National Greening Program (FY 2018)  

      b. Land Disposition (FY 2018)  

      c. Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAYAPA) (FY 2018) - N/A


VI. Annual Financial Reports

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


                2018  Q1  Q2  Q3  Q4   

                2017  Q1  Q2  Q3  Q4  

                2016  Q1  Q2  Q3  Q4    

                2015  Q1  Q2  Q3  Q4 

                FAR No.1/1-A - 2014  

                FAR No.1/1-A - 2013  


      b. BAR No. 1 Quarterly Report of Operations

                BAR No.1 - 2019   Q1  

                BAR No.1 - 2018   Q1  Q2  Q3  Q4   

                BAR No.1 - 2017   Q1  Q2  Q3  Q4   

                BAR No.1 - 2016   Q1  Q2  Q3  Q4    

                BAR No.1 - 2015   Q1  Q2  Q3  Q4        

                BAR No.1 - 2014  

                BAR No.1 - 2013 


      c. BED NO.2 Physical Plan (Annual)

                 FY 2018   

                 FY 2017   

                 FY 2016 


      Other Financial Accountability Reports (FY 2018)

      d. FAR No. 1A Summary of Appropriation, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursement and Balances by Object of Expenditures (SAAODBOE) (Quarterly)

                  Q1  Q2   Q3  Q4   


      e. FAR No. 1B List of Allotments and Sub-Alotments (LASA) (Quarterly)  Q1  Q2   Q3  Q4  


      f.  FAR NO.3 Aging of Due and Demandable Obligations (ADDO) (2018)    


      g. FAR NO.4 Monthly Report of Disbursements (Monthly)  

               2019 as of Jan  Feb  Mar  

               2018 as of Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  June  July  Aug Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec   

                2017 as of Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  June  July  Aug Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec  

               2016 as of Jan  Feb  Mar Apr   May  June  July  Aug Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec   

                2015  Q1  Q2  Q3  Q4  

                FAR No.4 - 2014 

                FAR No.4 - 2013 


      h. FAR NO.5 Quarterly Report on Revenue and Other Receipts (Quarterly)

               2018 Q1  Q2  Q3  Q4    

               2017 Q1  Q2  Q3  Q4   

               2016 Q1  Q2  Q3  Q4       

               2015 Q1  Q2  Q3  Q4   

                FAR No.5 - 2014

                FAR No.5 - 2103 


      i. BED NO.1 Financial Plan (Annual)

               FY 2018            

               FY 2017   

               FY 2016


VII. Annual Reports on the Status of Income authorized by law ot be deposited outisde the National Treasury, inlcuding the legal basis, beginning balance, income collected and its sources, expenditures and ending balance (indicate if not applicable)

      a. BP 100-B Statement of Other Receipts/Expenditures (Annual)

          DENR Off-Budget Account for 2019

          DENR Off-Budget Account for 2018

          DENR Off-Budget Account for 2017

      b. FAR NO. 2 Statements of Approved Budget, Utilizations, Disbursement and Balances (SABUDB) (Quarterly)

      c. FAR NO. 2A Summary of Approved Budget, Utilizations, Disbursement and Balances by Object of Expenditures (SABUDBOE) (Quarterly)

VIII. QMS Certification of the least one core porcess by any international organization approved by the Inter-Agency TAsk Force or ISO 9001:2015 aligned QMS documents

      a. DENR Quality Policy

      b. Quality Management Manual

      c. Quality Management Manual Annexes

      d. Certification on the conduct of Internal Quality Audit

      e. Minutes of the FY 2017 Management Review

IX. System of Ranking Delivery Units          

     a. Guidelines on Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals as Basis for Granting the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for FY 2018

         ( DENR Memorandum Circular No. 2018-13)

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

      a. DENR Review and COmpliance Procedure for SALN


XI. Freedom of Information (per FOI Memorandum Circular No. 02 s., 2018)

      a. DENR Freedom of Information Manual (DAO-2016-29)

      b. DENR Information Inventory

      c. FY 2017 DENR FOI Summary Report

      d. FY 2017 DENR FOI Registry

      e. Screenshot of DENR Website containing a visible and functional FOI logo link to e-FOI portal (

      f. FY 2018 DENR FOI Summary Report

      g. FY 2018 DENR FOI Registry

      h. DENR FOI Certificate of Compliance   































































                FAR No.1/1-A - 2018  Q1  Q2  

                FAR No.1/1-A - 2017  Q1  Q2  Q3  Q4  

                FAR No.1/1-A - 2016  Q1  Q2  Q3  Q4    

                FAR No.1/1-A - 2015  Q1  Q2  Q3  Q4 

                FAR No.1/1-A - 2014  

                FAR No.1/1-A - 2013 



      e. Financial Plan

                FY 2017   

                FY 2016    


III. DENR Approve Budgets and Targets 

                Budget 2017       

                Targets/MFOs/GAA Targets 2017  


                Budget 2016     

                Targets/MFOs/GAA Targets 2016    


IV. Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation 

                National Greening Program 2017 Q1  Q2  Q3  Q4   

                National Greening Program 2016 


                Land Disposition 2017  Q1  Q2  Q3  Q4  

                Land Disposition 2016        


V. Annual Procurement Plan (APP)

                FY 2018   

                FY 2017    

                 FY 2016  

                 FY 2015 


VI. System of Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals           

                Guidelines on Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals as Basis for Granting the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for FY 2016

            ( DENR Memorandum Circular No. 2018-13)    

             (DENR Memorandum Circular No. 2016-10)    


VII. QualityManagement System Certification/Agency Operation Manual   


VIII. DENR Freedom of Information Manual   

       DENR FOI Certificate of Compliance (MC 2017-1, Sec. 5)    




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