PHILIPPINE TRANSPARENCY SEAL


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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. MANDATE, FUNCTIONS AND OFFICIALS – The agency’s mandates and functions, names of its officials with their position and designation, and contact information.

 

II. QUARTERLY AND FINANCIAL ANNUAL REPORTS – Annual Reports, as required under National Budget Circular Nos. 507 and 507-A dated January 31, 2007 and June 12, 2007, respectively.

 

III. APPROVED BUDGET AND CORRESPONDING TARGETS – Approved budgets and corresponding targets.

 

IV. PROJECTS, PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES, BENEFICIARIES, AND STATUS OF IMPLEMENTATION – Major Programs and Projects Categorized in Accordance with Five Key Result Areas Under E.O. No. 43, series of 2011.

 

V. ANNUAL PROCUREMENT PLAN AND CONTRACTS AWARDED – Annual procurement plan, contracts awarded and the name of contractors/suppliers/ consultants.

 

VI. SYSTEM OF RANKING DELIVERY UNITS AND INDIVIDUALS

 

VII. QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM CERTIFIED BY INTERNATIONAL CERTIFYING BODY OR AGENCY OPERATIONS MANUAL

 

VIII. GOOD GOVERNANCE CONDITION CERTIFICATIONS