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 2012. 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.
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-NFRDI in compliance with Sec. 102 (Transparency Seal) R.A. No. 11639 (General Appropriations Act 2022)
I. The agency’s mandates and functions, names of its officials with their position and designation, and contact information
a. The agency’s mandates and functions
b. Position, designation and contact information
II. Annual Financial Reports
a. FAR No. 1: Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances (SAAOBDB)
- FY 2021
b. Monthly Report on Disbursements
- FY 2021
- FY 2020
c. BAR No. 1: Quarterly Physical Report of Operations / Physical Plan
d. FAR No. 5: Quarterly Report on Revenue and Other Receipts
e. Financial Plan (Detailed Statement of Current Year’s Obligations, Disbursements and Unpaid Obligations)
- 2022 Financial Plan
- 2021 Financial Plan
III. DBM Approved Budget and Corresponding Targets
- Budget for FY 2022
- GAA Performance Targets for FY 2022
IV. Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation for FY 2020
V. Annual Procurement Plan, Contracts awarded and the name of contractors/suppliers/consultants
a. Annual Procurement Plan
- 2023 Indicative APP
- 2022 Supplemental APP – December
- 2022 Supplemental APP – October
- 2022 Supplemental APP – September
- 2022 Supplemental APP
- 2022 APP
- 2022 Indicative APP
- 2021 APP
- 2020 Supplemental APP
- 2020 APP
- 2019 APP
VI. QMS Certification of at least One (1) Core Process by an International Certifying Body (ICB)
VII. System of Ranking Delivery Units for FY 2020 PBB
VIII. The Agency Review and Compliance Procedure of Statements and Financial Disclosures
IX. Freedom of Information
X. Certificate of Compliance on the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018
XI. Agency Scorecard