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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 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.

DBM Compliance with MC 2016-1 Sec. 6.2 (Transparency Seal)

I. Agency’s Mandate

    a. Annual Reports
    b. Mission – Vision Statement   
    c. List of Key Officials
    d. Organizational Chart and Functions (Chart)
    e. Citizen's Charter
    f. Freedom of Information - Manual 

II. Annual Financial Reports

        A. BAR No.4 – Statement of Allotment, Obligations and Balances
            a.1 FY 2021 | Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May |
            a.1 FY 2020 | Link | 
            a.1 FY 2019 | Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | June | July | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec |
            a.2 FY 2018 | Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | June | July | Aug | SepOct | Nov | Dec |
            a.3 FY 2017 | Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | June | July | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec |

            a.4 FY 2016 | Part1 | Part2 | Part3 | Part4 | December |
            a.5 FY 2015 | Part1 | Part2 |

            a.6 FY 2014 | Part1 | Part2 | Part3 |
            a.7 FY 2013

        B. FAR No.4 – Monthly Report of Disbursements
             
            b.2 FY 2020 | Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec |
            b.1 FY 2019 | Jan | Feb | Mar Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec | 
            b.2 FY 2018 | Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | SepOct | Nov | Dec |
            b.3 FY 2017 | JuneJuly | Aug | Sept | Oct | Nov | Dec |
            b.4 FY 2016 | Link |
            b.5 FY 2015 | Part1 | Part2 | Part3 | Part4 |
            b.6 FY 2014 | Link |
            b.7 FY 2013

        C. BED No.2 – Physical Plan
            c.1 FY 2019 | Link |
            c.2 FY 2018 | Link |
            c.3 FY 2017 | Link |

            c.4 FY 2016 | Link |
            c.5 FY 2015 | Link |

        D. BED No.3 – Monthly Disbursement Program
            d.1 FY 2020 | Link |

III. Financial Accountability Reports

        A. BAR No.1 – Physical Report of Operation
            a.1 FY 2020 | 1st Qtr | 2nd Qtr |
            a.1 FY 2019 | 1st Qtr | 2nd Qtr | 3rd Qtr | 4th Qtr |
            a.1 FY 2018 | 1st Qtr | 2nd Qtr | 3rd Qtr4th Qtr |
            a.2 FY 2017 | 1st Qtr | 2nd Qtr | 3rd Qtr | 4th Qtr |
            a.3 FY 2016 | Link |

            a.4 FY 2015 | Link |
            a.5 FY 2014 | Link |
            a.6 FY 2013 | Link |

        B. FAR No.1 – Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances
            b.1 FY 2020 | Link | Link | Link | Link |
            b.2 FY 2019 | 1st Qtr 2nd Qtr | 3rd Qtr | 4th Qtr |

            b.3 FY 2018 | 1st Qtr | 2nd Qtr | 3rd Qtr4th Qtr |
            b.4 FY 2017 | 1st Qtr | 2nd Qtr | 3rd Qtr | 4th Qtr |
            b.5 FY 2016 Part1Part2 Part3 Part4 Part5 Part6| 4th Qtr |
            b.6 FY 2015 | Part1 Part2 Part3 Part4 Part5 |
            b.7 FY 2014 | Part1 Part2 Part3 Part4 |
            b.8 FY 2013 | Link |

        C. FAR No.1A – Summary of Prior Year's Obligations and Unpaid Prior Year's Obligations
            c.1 FY 2020 | Link |
            c.2 FY 2019 | 1st Qtr 2nd Qtr | 3rd Qtr | 4th Qtr |

            c.3 FY 2018 | 1st Qtr 2nd Qtr | 3rd Qtr | 4th Qtr |
            c.4 FY 2017 | 1st Qtr | 2nd Qtr | 3rd Qtr4th Qtr |
            c.5 FY 2016 | Part1 | Part2 | December |

            c.6 FY 2015 Part1 Part2 |
            c.7 FY 2014 Part1 Part2 |
            c.8 FY 2013 Part1 Part2 | Part3 | Part4 |

        D. FAR No.1B – List of ABM/SAROs/Sub-Allotment Release Orders
            d.1 FY 2020 | LinkLink | Link |
            d,1 FY 2019 | 1st Qtr 2nd Qtr | 3rd Qtr | 4th Qtr |

            d.2 FY 2018 | 1st Qtr 2nd Qtr | 3rd Qtr4th Qtr |
            d.3 FY 2017 | 1st Qtr | 2nd Qtr 1 2| 3rd Qtr 1 2 | 4th Qtr 1  2  3 |

            d.4 FY 2016 Part1Part2Part3 | December |           
            d.5 FY 2015 Part1 Part2 Part3 |

            d.6 FY 2014 | Part1 Part2 Part3 Part4 |
            d.7 FY 2013 Part1 Part2 |

        E. FAR No.5 – Consolidated Quarterly Report of Revenue and other Receipts
            e.1 FY 2020 | 1st Qtr | 2nd Qtr | 3rd Qtr | 4th Qtr |
            e.1 FY 2019 | 1st Qtr | 2nd Qtr | 3rd Qtr | 4th Qtr |
            e.2 FY 2018 | 1st Qtr
 | 2nd Qtr | 3rd Qtr4th Qtr |
            e.3 FY 2017 | 1st Qtr
 | 2nd Qtr | 3rd Qtr | 4th Qtr |
            e.4 FY 2016 | Link |

            e.5 FY 2015 Link |
            e.6 FY 2014 Link |
            e.7 FY 2013

        F. MDS Utilization
            f.1 FY 2019 | Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec |
            f.2 FY 2018 | Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | SepOct | Nov | Dec |
            f.3 FY 2017 | Feb | July
 | Aug | Sept | Oct | Nov | Dec |
            f.4 FY 2016 | Link |
            f.5 FY 2015 | Link |
            f.6 FY 2014 | Link |

IV. Approved Budget and Targets

      a. DBM Approved Budget | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 |
      b. DBM Approved Targets 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 |

V. Programs, Projects, Activities Beneficiaries/Status of Implementation

      a. HRH Deployment | 2016 | 2017 |
      b. Medical Assistance Program Beneficiaries 
          b.1 Cavite | 2016 | 2017 |
          b.2 Laguna | 20162017 |
          b.3 Batangas | 2016 2017 |
          b.4 Rizal | 2016 2017 |
          b.5 Quezon | 2016 2017 |

VI. Annual Procurement Plan/PHILGEPS Posting/Contracts Awarded

      A. APP

          a.1 FY 2021 | Link |
          a.2 FY 2020 | Part1
 | Part2 | Part3 | Part4 |
          a.3 FY 2019 | Link |
          a.4 FY 2018 | Link | Link |
          a.5 FY 2017 |
Part1 | Part2 | Part3 | Part4 | Part5 | Part6 | Part7 | Part8 |
          a.6 FY 2016 | Part1 | Part2 | Part3 | Part4 |
      B. APCPI   
          a.1 FY 2019 | Link |
          a.2 FY 2017 | Link |

       C. PHILGEPS Posting

        b.1 FY 2017 - 2019| Link |
          b.2 FY 2016 | Part1 | Part2 | Part3 |
          b.3 FY 2015 | Link |

       D. Contracts Awarded

          c.1 Goods
         
c.1.1 FY 2019 | Link |
          c.1.1 FY 2017 | Link |
          c.1.2 FY 2016 | Part1 | Part2 |

          c.2 Infrastructure
          
c.2.1 FY 2017 | Link |
          c.2.2 FY 2016 | Link |

          c.2.3 FY 2015 | Link |
          c.2.4 FY 2014 | Part1 | Part2 |
          c.2.5 FY 2013 | Part1 | Part2 | Part3 |

       E. Procurement Status Report

 

          d. FY 2020 | 1st Qtr | 2nd Qtr| 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr |
          d. FY 2017 | Part1 | Part2 | Part3 | Part4 | Part5 | Part6 |

VII. SALN Certification

          a. FY 2015 | Link |
          b. FY 2014 | Link |
          c. FY 2013 | Link |

VIII. QMS Certification

          a. ISO 9001:2015 Certified | Link |