transparency seal

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.

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.


PHILRACOM Compliance with Sec. 93 (Transparency Seal) R.A. No. 10155 (General Appropriations Act FY 2012)

  1. Transparency Seal (Certificate of Compliance)
  2. PHILGEPS Posting (Certificate of Compliance)
  3. Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007 (Certificate of Compliance)
  4. Report on the Aging of Cash Advances
  5. Approved Performance Indicators and Targets
  6. SALN Submission/Filing (Certificate of Compliance)
  1. Agency mandate and functions, names of its officials with their position and designation, and contact information.
    1. Mandate
    2. Aims and Objectives
    3. Key Officials Directory
  2. Annual Reports
    1. Quarterly Physical Performance Report
    2. Quarterly Financial Report of Operations
    3. Quarterly Report of Income
    4. Monthly Report of Disbursements
    5. Statement of Allotment Obligation and Balances
    6. Financial Accountability Reports
  3. Approved Budget And Corresponding Targets
  4. Programs and Projects
    1. PHILRACOM Road Map for 4Q 2011 and Beyond
    2. PHILRACOM Long Term Project: "Nurturing The Local Horse Breeding Industry"
    3. PHILRACOM Drug Testing in PRCI - Naic, Cavite
    4. Commission's Social Responsibility (CSR)
      • PHILRACOM - Philippine Red Cross Blood Letting Project
      • PHILRACOM Tree Planting Program
      • PHILRACOM Kapamilya "2nd Wave Outreach Medical Mission"
  5. Status of Implementation and Program/Project Evaluation and/or Assesment Reports (Not Applicable in the case PHILRACOM)
  6. Annual Procurement Plan, Contract Awarded, and name of Contractors / Suppliers / Consultants
    1. Annual Procurement Plan
    2. Contracts Awarded

The above mentioned files and more are also available via the transparency seal section under the downloads submenu.