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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 98, 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.

DENR compliance with Transparency Seal (per Annex 2 of DBM Memo Circular No. 2020-01 dated June 02, 2020)

I.  DENR mandates and functions, names of officials with their positions and designations, and contact information
  a. DENR Mandate, Vision, Mission
  b.  Directory of DENR Officials
II.  Annual Financial Reports
  a. FAR No. 1. Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances (SAAOBDB)
    a.1. FY 2021
      a.1.1  Fund 101 (Current: Q1; Q2; Q3; Q4); (Continuing: Q1Q2; Q3; Q4)
      a.1.2  Fund 102 (Current: Q1; Q2; Q3; Q4); (Continuing: Q1Q2; Q3; Q4)
    a.2. FY 2020
      a.2.1  Fund 101 (Current: Q1; Q2; Q3; Q4); (Continuing: Q1Q2Q3Q4)
             a.2.2  Fund 102 (Current: Q1Q2Q3Q4); (Continuing: Q1Q2Q3Q4)
    a.3 FY 2019
      a.3.1  Fund 101 (Current)
             a.3.2  Fund 102 (Current)
    a.4. FY 2018
      a.4.1  Fund 101 (Current)
      a.4.2  Fund 102 (Current)
             a.4.3  Fund 151 (Current)
    a.5. FY 2017
      a.5.1  Fund 101 (CurrentContinuing            
             a.5.2  Fund 102 (CurrentContinuing
    a.6. FY 2016
      a.6.1  Fund 101 (Current,Continuing)
      a.6.2  Fund 102 (CurrentContinuing
             a.6.3  Fund 171 (Current
  b. FAR No. 4. Monthly Report of Disbursements
    b.1. FY 2021  (January, February, March); (April, May, June);(July August; September); (October, November, December)
    b.2. FY 2020  (January, February, March); (April, May, June);(JulyAugustSeptember); (October, November, December)
    b.3. FY 2019  (JanuaryFebruaryMarch); (AprilMayJune); (JulyAugustSeptember); (OctoberNovember; December)
    b.4. FY 2018, (January,FebruaryMarch); (AprilMayJune); (JulyAugustSeptember); (October, NovemberDecember)
    b.5. FY 2017
    b.6. FY 201
  c. BAR No. 1. Quarterly Physical Report of Operations 
    c.1. FY 2021,(Q1); (Q2); (Q3); (Q4)
    c.1. FY 2020,(Q1); (Q2); (Q3); (Q4)
    c.2. FY 2019
    c.3. FY 2018
    c.4. FY 2017
    c.5. FY 2016 
  d. BED No. 2. Physical Plan 
    d.1 FY2021
    d.1 FY2020
    d.1 FY2019
    d.2 FY 2018 
    d.3 FY 2017 
    d.4 FY 2016 
  e. FAR No. 5. Quarterly Report on Revenue and Other Receipts
    e.1 FY2021: (Q1);(Q2); (Q3); (Q4)  Consolidated
    e.2 FY2020: (Q1);(Q2); (Q3; Consolidated); (Q4)
    e.3 FY2019
    e.4 FY2018
    e.5 FY2017
    e.6 FY2016
  f. BED No. 1. Financial Plan
    f.1 FY2021 (Consolidated): Part1; Part 2; Part 3; Part4
    f.2 FY2020: Part1; Part 2
    f.3 FY2019
    f.4 FY2018
    f.5 FY2017
    f.6 FY2016
III.  DENR approved budgets and corresponding targets  
  a. DENR Approved Budget (FY2020); (FY2021)
  b. Corresponding Targets (FY2020); (FY2021)
IV. DENR Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation  for FY2021  
  a. Enhanced National Greening Program (e-NGP)
  b. Land Disposition 
  c. Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA)
V. Annual Procurement Plans (APP)
  a. FY 2020 Annual Procurement Plan (APP-nonCSE)
  b. Indicative FY 2021 Annual Procurement Plan (APP-nonCSE)
  c. FY 2021 Annual Procurement Plan-Common-Use Supplies and Equipment (APP-CSE)
  d. FY 2020 Annual Procurement Plan (Updated, covering 2nd Semester)
  e. FY 2021 Annual Procurement Plan (Based on approved GAA)
  f. Updated APP for CY2021 Covering 1st Semenster (DENR C.O.) 
  g. FY 2022 Annual Procurement Plan-Common-Use Supplies and Equipment (APP-CSE)
  h. Indicative FY2022 Annual Procurement Plan (APP-nonCSE) 
  i. Indicative APP NON CSE 2022 of the Land Management Bureau (LMB)
VI. QMS Certification of at least one core process by any international certifying body (ICB) accredited by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) members 
  a. DENR Quality Policy
  b. Quality Management Manual
  c. Certification on the conduct of Internal Quality Audit
  d. Minutes of the DENR Management Review 
  e. QMS Registration Certificates 
  f. Surveillance Audit of DENR-QMS for FY2020
VII. System of Ranking Delivery Units for PBB FY2020/2021
  a. Guidelines on Ranking Delivery Units as basis for Granting the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for FY2020 (DENR Memorandum Circular No. 2020-09),  (to be uploaded not later than October 1, 2020)
  b. Guidelines on the Grant of FY2021 Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) - DENR Memorandum Circular No. 2021-11
VIII. The Agency Review and Compliance Procedure of Statements and Financial Disclosures (to be uploaded not later than October 1, 2019)
  a. DENR Review and Compliance Procedure for Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Networth (SALN)
  b. DENR SALN Review and Compliance Committee (RCC) 
  c. Reconstituting the DENR SALN Review and Compliance Committee (RCC) 
IX. Freedom of Information (FOI)
  a. DENR Freedom of Information One Page Manual 
  a. DENR Freedom of Information Manual (DAO 2016-29 Updated as of 01-25-2021)
  b. DENR FOI Inventory*
  c. FY2020 DENR FOI Summary Report*
  d. FY2020 DENR FOI Registry*
  e. Screenshot of DENR Website containing a visible and functional FOI logo linked to e-FOI portal (www.foi.gov.ph)
  f. DENR FOI Certificate of Compliance (MC 2020-1, Sec. 5.7b)
  g. DENR FOI CY2020 Awards
    Note: * FOI Reports are in excel format (FOI-PMO recommended format) 
X. DENR Scorecards
  a. FY 2019 DENR Scorecard  
XI. Others
  a. Consolidated Annual Audit Report FY2020 Executive Summary
  b. Agency Action Plan and Status of Implementation for CY2020