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. Agency Mandate, Vision. Mission and List of Officials


      a.1 DENR mandates and functions

      a.2 Mission and Vision

      a.3 Office Directory of Key Officials  

      a.4 Designation/Assignment of Personnel

                Office of the PENRO  

                Technical Services Division  

                Management Services Division

                Monthly Celebrations and Other Events 




II. Annual Financial Reports  

      a. Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances (SAAODB)  


                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  



                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    


      b. Summary Report on Disbursement  

               FAR No.4 - 2018 as of Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  June  July  Aug Sep      

                FAR No.4 - 2017 as of Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  June  July  Aug Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec  

               FAR No.4 - 2016 as of Jan  Feb  Mar Apr   May  June  July  Aug Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec   

                FAR No.4 - 2015  Q1  Q2  Q3  Q4  

                FAR No.4 - 2014 

                FAR No.4 - 2013 


      c. Quarterly Report of Operations

               BAR No.1 - 2018   Q1  Q2     

               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  


      d. Physical Plan

                FY 2017   

                FY 2016   


      d. Quarterly Report on Revenue and Other Receipts

                FAR No.5 - 2018 Q1  

                FAR No.5 - 2017 Q1  Q2  Q3  Q4   

                FAR No.5 - 2016 Q1  Q2  Q3  Q4       

                FAR No.5 - 2015 Q1  Q2  Q3  Q4   

                FAR No.5 - 2014

                FAR No.5 - 2103   


      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. 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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