National Budget Circular 542, issued by the Department of Budget and Management on August 29, 2012, reiterates compliance with Section 93 of the General Appropriations Act of FY2012. Section 93 is the Transparency Seal provision, 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 respective heads of the agencies shall be responsible for ensuring compliance with this section.

A Transparency Seal, prominently displayed on the main page of the website of a particular government agency, is a certificate that it has complied with the requirements of Section 93. This Seal links to a page within the agency’s website which contains an index of downloadable items of each of the above-mentioned documents.

Symbolism

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.

MKWD Compliance with Sec. 91 (Transparency Seal) R.A. No. 10633 (General Appropriations Act FY 2014)

I. Agency’s Mandate and Functions; Names of Officials with Positions and Designations, and Contact Information

       A. Our Mandate

       B. Vision and Mission

       C. Board of Directors

       D. The Management

       E. Contact Information

II. Annual Financial Reports

       A. 2016-2020 Annual Report

             1. Annual Report 2016

             2. Annual Report 2017

             3. Annual Report 2018

             4. Annual Report 2019

       B. 2020 Financial Statement

             1. Q1

             2. Q2

III. DBM Approved Budget and Corresponding Targets for FY 2020

       A. Budget for FY 2020

       B. MFO – Performance Targets for FY 2019

       C. MFO – Performance Targets for FY 2020 (Form A | Form A-1)

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

       A. For FY 2020

V. Annual Procurement Plans/Procurement Monitoring Report

       A. Indicative APP for Non-CSE for FY 2021

       B. Updated APP for 1st Semester of FY 2020

       C. FY 2020 APP non-CSE

       D. FY 2020 APP CSE

       E. Procurement Monitoring Report for 1st Semester of FY 2020

VI. QMS ISO 9001:2015 Certification

VII. System of Ranking Delivery Units for the Grant of FY 2020 PBB

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

       A. SALN Review and Compliance Committee

       B. 2020 Agency Review and Compliance Procedure of Statements & Financial Disclosures

IX. Updated People’s Freedom of Information (FOI) Manual signed by the Head of Agency, Agency Information Inventory, 2020 FOI Registry, and 2020 FOI Summary Report

       A. FOI Manual

             1. Board Resolution Approving FOI Manual

             2. Board Resolution Approving Revised/Updated 2019 Citizen’s Charter & FOI Manual

             3. Modified One-Page FOI Manual

       B. Agency Information Inventory

             1. 2017

             2. 2018

             3. 2019

             4. 2020

       C. FOI Summary Report

             1. 2017

             2. 2018

                   A. 2018 FOI Summary Report 

            3. 2019

                   A. 2019 FOI Summary Report Q1

                   B. 2019 FOI Summary Report Q2

                   C. 2019 FOI Summary Report Q3

                   D. 2019 FOI Summary Report Q4

             4. 2020

                   A. 2020 FOI Summary Report Q1

                   B. 2020 FOI Summary Report Q2 (Certification)

D. FOI Registry

             1. 2017

             2. 2018

                   A. 2018 FOI Quarterly Registry

             3. 2019

                   A. 2019 FOI Quarterly Registry Q1

                   B. 2019 FOI Quarterly Registry Q2

                   C. 2019 FOI Quarterly Registry Q3

                   D. 2019 FOI Quarterly Registry Q4

             4. 2020

                   A. 2020 FOI Quarterly Registry Q1

                   B. 2020 FOI Quarterly Registry Q2