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The Philippine Transparency Seal

THE PHILIPPINE 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 Republic Act (R.A.) No. 10155, also known as 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.

As mandated in Section 93 of the General Appropriations Act of 2013 (or RA 10352), this contains the following information:


I.       Citizens Charter 2022

               CART Directory

               a.   Certificate of Compliance 2021

               b.   Certificate of Compliance 2022

               

II.      Mandates, Functions, Contact Information of Officials

III.     DBM Approved Budget and Corresponding Targets

               a.   Budget for FY 2017

               b.   Budget for FY 2018

               c.   Budget for FY 2019-1

               d.   Budget for FY 2019-2

               e.   Budget for FY 2020-1

               f.    Budget for FY 2020-2

               g.   Budget for FY 2021-1

               h.   Budget for FY 2021-2

                i.   Budget for FY 2022-1

                j.   Budget for FY 2022-2

          

IV.      Financial Audit Reports

               a.   CY 2014

               b.   CY 2015

               c.   CY 2016

               d.   CY 2017

               e.   CY 2018-1

               f.    CY 2018-2

               g.   CY 2019

               h.   CY 2020

               i.    CY 2021

           

          Monthly Datasheets / Financial Statements

               a.   CY 2014

               b.   CY 2015

               c.   CY 2016

               d.   CY 2017

               e.   CY 2018

               f.    CY 2019

               g.   CY 2020 Monthly Datasheets

               h.   CY 2020 Financial Statements

                i.   CY 2021 Monthly Datasheets

                j.   CY 2021 Financial Statements

          Annual Financial Reports

               a.   CY 2015

               b.   CY 2016

               c.   CY 2017

               d.   CY 2018

               e.   CY 2019

               f.    CY 2020

               g.   CY 2021

          

V.       Major Projects and Programs, Beneficiaries & Status of Implementation

               a.    2021 Project, Programs, Activities

               b.    2022 Project, Programs, Activities

               c.    2023 Project, Programs, Activities

VI.      Bidding Documents

               2020

               • ITB Procurement of Vacuum Truck for the Septage Treatment Plant

                    Bid Bulletin - Vacuum Truck

               • ITB Procurement of Security Personnel

               • ITB Procurement of Gate Valves

            

               • ITB Procurement of Construction of Norzagaray Water Supply System Improvement Project

                    Bidding document

                    Drawings

                    Annexes

                    Bid Bulletin

               

                2021

                • Procurement of Water Meter for CY 2021

                     Bid Bulletin Water Meter

                • Procurement of G.I. and D.I. Fittings for CY 2021

                     Bid Bulletin Fittings

                c.  Bidding Documens for the Submersible Booster Pump and Motor and Corresponding                                                                  Fittings and Materials

                • Construction of Norzagaray Water Supply System Improvement Project (Re-Bidding)

                     minutes water supply

                     pipe laying 2.58km

                     2.58 vicinity plan

                     Tie-in point

                • Procurement of Plant Design, Supply, and Installation

                     Single-Stage: Two-Envelope Bidding Procedure

                     Bid Documents

                     Invitation for Bids

                     Annexes

                     Minutes of Prebid

                     Bid Bulletin 1

                     Bid Bulletin 2

                     Bid Bulletin 3

                     Bid Bulletin 4

                 • Construction of Norzagaray Water Supply System Improvement Project (Rebidding)

                     • Bid Documents

                     • Annex

                     • Bid Bulletin 1

                 

                 2022

                 • Procurement of GI DI and Brass Material For CY 2023

                 • GI DI and Brass Technical Specification

                 • Procurement of HDPE Tubing and Plastic Fittings for CY 2023

                 • HDPE Tubing and Plastic Fittings Technical Specification

                 • Procurement of Water Meter for CY 2023

                 • Water Meter Technical Specifications

                 • Minutes Prebid GI DI BRASS

                  

                 2023

                 • Procurement of Dismantling and Rebuilding of Bigte Filtration Facility

                    Main Document

                    Specifications / Drawings

                 

                 • Procurement GI, DI and Brass Fittings

                 • Procurement of two (2) units of Service Vehicle (Drop Side)

                 • Procurement of Water Meter

                      - Bid Bulletin 1

                 2024

                 Procurement of Design and Construction of Two-Storey Reinforced Concrete Multipurpose Building

                 • Bid Documents

  

                 • Technical Specifications

 

                 • Drawings

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                 Procurement of 6” and 4” Oriented Unplasticized Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC-O) Pipes

                 • Bid Documents

VII.     Annual Procurement Plan

                2020

                     • APP Non-CSE Indicaticative

                     • APP CSE

                     • APP Non-CSE - 1st Sem Change

                     • APP Non-CSE - 2nd Sem Change

                2021

                     • APP Non-CSE Indicative

                     • APP CSE

                     • APP Non-CSE

                     • APP Non-CSE 1st Sem Changes

                     • APP Non-CSE 2nd Sem Changes

                

                2022

                     • APP Non-CSE Indicaticative

                     • APP CSE

                     • APP Non-CSE

                     • APP Non-CSE 1st sem changes

                 

                2023

                     • APP Non-CSE Indicative

                     • APP CSE

                     • APP Non-CSE

                     • APP Non-CSE 1st Sem Changes

                     • APP Non-CSE 1st Sem Changes Posting Certificate

                     • APP Non-CSE 2nd Sem Changes

                     • APP Non-CSE 2nd Sem Changes Posting Certificate

                2024

                     • APP Non-CSE Indicative

                     • APP Non-CSE Indicative Posting Certification

                     • APP Non-CSE

VIII.     Procurement Monitoring Report

               1.   2020

               2.   2021

               3.   As of June 30, 2022

               4.   As of December 31, 2022

                     PMR Posting Cert

               5.   As of June 30, 2023

                     PMR Posting Cert

               6.   As of December 31, 2023

                     PMR Posting Cert

IX.    Systems of Ranking Delivery Units and Individual

               a.   2017

               b.   2018

               c.   2019

               d.   2020 (no changes)

               e.   2021

                f.   2022

               g.   2023

X.    Certification of SALN Submission

               a.   2017

               b.   2018

               c.   2019

               d.   2020

               e.   2021

               f.    2022

             

XI.        Review and Compliance of SALN

               a.   2019

               b.   Guidelines

               c.   Review and Compliance of SALN 2020

               d.   2020

               e.   2021

                f.   2022

               g.   2023

XII.        Quality Management System Certified by International Certifying Body or Agency Operations Manual

XIII.       Freedom of information

               a.   People's FOI Manual

               b.   FOI Reports

               c.   One page manual

               d.   2021 Certificate of Compliance

               e.   2022 Certificate of Compliance

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