Transparency Seal 2021
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 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. Agency’s Mandate, Vision, Mission and List of Officials
II. Annual Financial Reports
A. FOR NGA/SUCs
IV. Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation for FY 2019 (Not Applicable)
V. Annual Procurement Plan
VI. QMS Certification by any international organization approved by the Inter-Agency Task Force or ISO 9001:2015 aligned QMS documents
VII. System of Ranking Delivery Units and individuals
VIII. The Agency Review and Compliance Procedure of Statements and Financial Disclosures
XI. The Final People’s Freedom to Information (FOI) Manual signed by head of agency; Agency Information Inventory; 2020 FOI Summary Report, and 2020 FOI Registry
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE