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.

For FY 2014, the IATF set four good governance conditions based on the performance drivers of the Results-Based Performance Management System (RBPMS):

a. Transparency Seal – Section 91 of the General Provisions of the General Appropriations Acts of FY 2014 (or Republic Act No. 10663) mandates that, “To enhance transparency and enforce accountability, all agencies of the government, including Constitutional Offices enjoying fiscal autonomy, SUCs, GOCCs and LGUs shall maintain an official website where its transparency seal shall be posted and which shall contain the following information:

I. Agency’s Mandate, Vision, Mission and List of Officials

A. Mission and Vision B. List of Officials C. Agency’s Mandate

II. Annual Financial Reports

A. Ageing of Cash Advances

B. Financial Statements

Year 2021

Year 2020

Year 2019

Year 2018

Year 2017

Year 2016

Year 2015

Year 2014

III. DBM Approved Budget and Targets

Year 2022

Year 2021

Year 2020

Year 2019

Year 2018

Year 2017

Year 2016

Year 2015

Year 2014

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

Year 2021

Year 2020

Year 2019

Year 2018

Year 2017

V. Annual Procurement Plan

Year 2022

Year 2021

Year 2020

Year 2019

Year 2018

Year 2017

Year 2016

Year 2015

VI. Quality Management System Certified by international certifying body or Agency Operations Manual

VII. System of Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals

Year 2021

Year 2020

Year 2019

Year 2018

Year 2017

Year 2016

Year 2015

Awards

VIII. Agency Review and Compliance Procedure for SALN

IX. Freedom of Information

X. PhilGeps Posting