Transparency Seal 2018


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

Anti-Red Tape Act (ARTA) COC

II. DBM Approved Budget and Targets

III. Modifications made made pursuant to the general and special provisions in the FY 2018 GAA (Not Applicable)

IV. Annual Procurement Plan

V. Major Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation (Not Applicable)

VI. Annual Financial Reports



2014 Fourth QuarterThird QuarterSecond QuarterFirst Quarter

BAR No. 1 – Quarterly Physical Report of Operations/Physical Plan

2014 Fourth QuarterThird QuarterSecond QuarterFirst Quarter

VII. Annual Report on the Status on Income authorized by law to be deposited outside the National Treasury

2018 Fourth Quarter, Third QuarterSecond QuarterFirst Quarter

VIII. QMS Certification by any international organization approved by the Inter-Agency Task Force or ISO 9001:2015 aligned QMS documents

QMS Core Processes Manual ISO 9001-2015

IX. System of Ranking Delivery Units and individuals

System of Ranking Delivery Units and individuals

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

Agency Review and Complianc Procedure for SALN

XI. The Final People’s Freedom to Information (FOI) Manual signed by head of agency; Agency Information Inventory; 2017 and 2018 FOI Summary Report, and 2017 and 2018 FOI Registry