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.

 

Major Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementations

2019
2018
2017

System of Ranking Delivery Units

2019
2018
2017

People’s Freedom to Information

PHILRACOM’s e-FOI
Final Freedom of Information Manual

Agency Information Inventory
2018
2017

FOI Summary Reports
2018
2017

FOI Registries
2018
2017