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.
Source: Section 7.0, National Budget Circular No. 542, August 29, 2012.
I. THE AGENCY'S MANDATES AND FUNCTIONS, NAME OF ITS OFFICIALS WITH THEIR POSITION AND DESIGNATION, AND CONTACT INFORMATION
THE AGENCY'S MANDATES AND FUNCTIONS
NAME OF ITS OFFICIALS WITH THEIR POSITION AND DESIGNATION, AND CONTACT INFORMATION
II. ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORTS
III. APPROVED BUDGET AND CORRESPONDING TARGETS
IV. MAJOR PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS, BENEFICIARIES AND STATUS OF IMPLEMENTATION
V. PROCUREMENT PLAN
VI. QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM CERTIFICATION (ISO 9001:2015)
VII. SYSTEM OF AGENCY RANKING DELIVERY UNITS FOR FY 2018 PBB
VIII. AGENCY REVIEW AND COMPLIANCE PROCEDURE OF STATEMENTS AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES
IX. FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
a. FOI MANUAL
b. SCREENSHOT OF AGENCY'S HOMEPAGE
c. FOI REQUEST FORM
d. FOI AGENCY INFORMATION, REGISTRY AND SUMMARY REPORT
X. CONTRACTS AWARDED WITH THE WINNING SUPPLIER, CONTRACTOR OR CONSULTANT
XI. CITIZEN'S CHARTER
XII. CERTIFICATES OF COMPLIANCE