Transparency Seal

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 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 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.

I. Agency’s Mandate, Vision and Mission, and List of Officials
II. Annual Financial Reports

a. FAR No. 1– Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances
2015-NEDA Current Appropriations > 1st Qtr | 2nd Qtr | 3rd Qtr | 4th Qtr
2015-NEDA Continuing Appropriations > 1st Qtr | 2nd Qtr | 3rd Qtr | 4th Qtr

2015-RDC Current Appropriations > 1st Qtr | 2nd Qtr | 3rd Qtr | 4th Qtr
2015-RDC Continuing Appropriations > 1st Qtr | 2nd Qtr | 3rd Qtr | 4th Qtr

2014-NEDA > 1st Qtr | 2nd Qtr
2014-NEDA Current Appropriations > 3rd Qtr | 4th Qtr
2014-NEDA Continuing Appropriations > 3rd Qtr | 4th Qtr

2014-RDC > 1st Qtr | 2nd Qtr
2014-RDC Current Appropriations > 3rd Qtr | 4th Qtr
2014-RDC Continuing Appropriations > 3rd Qtr | 4th Qtr

2013-NEDA > 1st Qtr | 2nd Qtr | 3rd Qtr | 4th Qtr
2013-RDC > 1st Qtr | 2nd Qtr | 3rd Qtr | 4th Qtr

b. Summary Report on Disbursements
2015-NEDA (Jan) (Feb) (Mar) (Apr) (May) (Jun) (Jul) (Aug) (Sep) (Oct) (Nov) (Dec)
2015-RDC (Jan) (Feb) (Mar) (Apr) (May) (Jun) (Jul) (Aug) (Sep) (Oct) (Nov) (Dec)

2014-NEDA (1st Qtr) (Jun) (Jul) (Aug) (Sep) (Oct) (Nov) (Dec)
2014-RDC (1st Qtr) (Jun) (Jul) (Aug) (Sep) (Oct) (Nov) (Dec)

2013-NEDA (1st Qtr) (2nd Qtr) (3rd Qtr) (4th Qtr)
2013-RDC (1st Qtr) (2nd Qtr) (3rd Qtr) (4th Qtr)

c. BAR No. 1: Quarterly Physical Report of Operations (from NEDA CO)
2015- (1st Qtr) (2nd Qtr) (3rd Qtr) (4th Qtr)

2014- (1st Qtr) (2nd Qtr) (3rd Qtr) (4th Qtr)

2013- (1st Qtr) (2nd Qtr) (3rd Qtr) (4th Qtr)

d. FAR No. 5: Quarterly Report on Revenue and Other Receipts NOT APPLICABLE

e. Financial Plan
2015- NEDA and RDC
2014- NEDA and RDC
2013- NEDA BED No. 1 and BED No. 1-A, and RDC

III. DBM Approved Budgets (from NEDA CO)

Budget (2015)
Targets/MFOs/GAA Targets (2015)

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

a. Projects and Programs (Not applicable)
b. Beneficiaries (Not applicable)
c. Status of Implementation (Not applicable)

V. Annual Procurement Plan

NEDA (2016, 2015)
RDC (2016, 2015)

VI. System of Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals (from NEDA CO)

Preliminary Guidelines on the Ranking of NEDA Delivery Units and Individuals in line with the Grant of Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for FY 2015

VII. Agency Operations Manual (from NEDA CO)

Operations Manual on the ICC Approval Process and ICC Secretariat Appraisal of New and Ongoing Purely Government-Funded Programs and Projects

Annex 1 – ICC Guidelines and Procedures as of March 2005

Annex 2 – List ICC Requisite Documents

Annex 3 – ICC Checklist for New Proposals

Annex 4 – ICC Checklist for Re-evaluation of Ongoing Projects

Annex 5 – ICC Project Evaluation Procedures and Guidelines

Annex 6 – ICC Project Evaluation Report Format

Annex 7 – ICC Project Evaluation Matrix

Annex 8 – PIS Referral Template