National Budget Circular 542

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 FY 2017. Section 93 is the Transparency Seal provision, to wit:

Sec. 93. Transparency Seal. To enhance transparency and enforce accountability, all agencies of the government shall maintain a Transparency Seal to be posted on their websites. The transparency seal shall contain the following: (i) the agency’s mandates and functions, names of its officials with their position and designation, and contact information; (ii) approved budgets and corresponding targets, immediately upon approval of this Act; (iii) modifications made pursuant to the general provisions of this Act; (iv) annual procurement plan/s and contracts awarded with the winning supplier, contractor or consultant; (v) major programs and projects categorized in accordance with the five key result areas under E.O. No. 43, s. 2011 and their target beneficiaries; (vi) status of implementation, evaluation and/or assessment reports of said programs and projects; and (vii) Budget and Financial Accountability Reports, pursuant to COA and DBM J.C. No. 2014-1 dated July 1, 2014; and (viii) annual reports on the status of income authorized by law to be retained and/or used and be deposited outside the National Treasury, which shall include the legal basis for its retention and/or use, the beginning balance, income collected and its sources, expenditures, and ending balance for the preceding fiscal year.

The heads of the agencies and web administrators or their equivalent 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.

DA-RFO 02 Compliance with Sec. 93 (Transparency Seal) of R.A. No. 11260 (GAA FY 2019)

I.    The agency’s mandates and functions, names of its officials with their position and designation, and contact information;

The agency’s mandates and functions

Position, designation and contact information

II.  DBM Approved Budget and Corresponding Targets for 2019;

1. FY 2019 Budget

    Previous Year Budget

2. FY 2019 Program Expenditure Classification Accountability Report Card (PARC) targets

    Previous Year Targets

III. Modifications made Pursuant to the General and Special Provisions in the FY 2019 GAA

Not Applicable

IV. Annual Procurement Plan

FY 2020 APP-CSE

FY 2020 APP Non-CSE

FY 2019 APP-CSE

FY 2019 INDICATIVE APP NON-CSE

Previous Year APP

V.   Major Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation for FY 2019

1. FY 2019 PPA

    Previous Year PPA

2. FY 2019 Beneficiaries for the period of July to September, 2019

    FY 2019 Beneficiaries for the period of April to June, 2019

    FY 2019 Beneficiaries for the period of January to March, 2019

    FY 2018 Beneficiaries

3. FY 2019 Status of Implementation for the period of July to September, 2019

    FY 2019 Status of Implementation for the period of April to June, 2019

    FY 2019 Status of Implementation for the period of January to March, 2019

    FY 2018 Status of Implementation

VI. Annual Financial Reports

1. FAR No. 1: SAAOBDB (Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances as of December YEAR)

        FY 2019 FAR No 1, 1B, 1C THIRD QUARTER

        FY 2019 FAR No. 1, 1B, 1C SECOND QUARTER

        FY 2019 FAR No. 1 FIRST QUARTER

FY 2018 FAR No. 1

FY 2017 FAR No. 1

FY 2016 FAR No. 1

FY 2015 FAR No. 1

Previous Year FAR No. 1

2. Summary Report on Disbursements

        FY 2019 Summary Report for 3rd Quarter

        FY 2019 Summary Report for 2nd Quarter

        FY 2019 Summary Report for 1st Quarter

FY 2018 Summary Report

FY 2017 Summary Report

FY 2016 Summary Report

FY 2015 Summary Report

Previous Year Summary Report

3. BAR NO. 1 – Quarterly Physical Report of Operations/Physical Plan

        FY 2019 BAR No. 1 as of 3rd Quarter

        FY 2019 BAR No. 1 as of 2nd Quarter

        FY 2019 BAR No. 1 as of 1st Quarter

FY 2018 BAR No. 1

FY 2017 BAR No. 1

FY 2016 BAR No. 1

FY 2015 BAR No. 1

Previous Year BAR No. 1

4. FAR No. 5 – Quarterly Report on Revenue and Other Receipts

        FY 2019 FAR No. 5 for THIRD QUARTER

        FY 2019 FAR No. 5 for SECOND QUARTER

        FY 2019 FAR No. 5 for FIRST QUARTER

FY 2018 FAR No. 5

FY 2017 FAR No. 5

FY 2016 FAR No. 5

FY 2015 FAR No. 5

Previous Year FAR No. 5

5. Financial Plan (Detailed Statement of Current Year’s Obligations, Disbursements and Unpaid Obligations)

        FY 2019 FAR No. 1-A THIRD QUARTER

        FY 2019 FAR No. 1-A SECOND QUARTER

        FY 2019 FAR No. 1-A FIRST QUARTER

FY 2018 FAR No. 1-A

FY 2017 FAR No. 1-A

FY 2016 FAR No. 1-A

FY 2015 FAR No. 1-A

Previous Year FAR No. 1-A

VII. Annual Reports on the Status of Income Authorized by Law to be deposited outside the National Treasury

Not Applicable

VIII.QMS Certification of at least One (1) Core Process by an International Certifying Body (ICB)

QMS Certification by an international organization approved by the Inter-Agency Task Force or ISO 9001:2015 aligned QMS documents;

IX.  System of Ranking Delivery Units for FY 2018 PBB

System of Ranking FY 2018

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

Agency Review and Compliance Procedure for SALN

XI.  Freedom of Information

1. Final People’s Freedom of Information (FOI) Manual signed by Head of Agency

2. Department of Agriculture (DA) FOI Reports