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In National Budget Circular No. 542, issued on August 29, 2012, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) reiterates compliance by all offices of the national government, including state universities and colleges, government-owned and controlled corporations, government financial institutions and local government units with Section 98, the Transparency Seal provision, of Republic Act (R.A.) No. 10155, also known as the General Appropriations Act of 2012, 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 Circular also declares that the respective heads of the agencies shall be responsible for ensuring compliance with this section.

The Circular directs that the Transparency Seal must be prominently displayed on the main page of the agency website, and linked to a page within the agency website that contains the aforementioned documents in downloadable format.

Symbolism of the Transparency Seal

A pearl that is 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, it seeks 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.

DENR compliance with Transparency Seal (per Annex 2 of DBM Memo Circular No. 2020-01 dated June 2, 2020)

I. DENR mandates and functions, names of officials with their positions and designations, and contact information

a. DENR Mandate, Vision, Mission
b. Directory of DENR R3 Officials

II. Annual Financial Reports

a. FAR No. 1. Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances (SAAOBDB)

a.1. FY 2021

a.1.1.  Fund 101 (Current: Q1; Q2; Q3; Q4); (Continuing: Q1; Q2; Q3; Q4)         

        a.1.2.  Fund 102 (Current: Q1; Q2; Q3; Q4); (Continuing: Q1; Q2; Q3; Q4)     

a.2. FY 2020

a.2.1.  Fund 101 (Current: Q1; Q2; Q3; Q4); (Continuing: Q1; Q2; Q3; Q4)         

        a.2.2.  Fund 102 (Current: Q1; Q2; Q3; Q4); (Continuing: Q1; Q2; Q3; Q4)         

a.3. FY 2019

a.3.1.  Fund 101 (Current), (Q1); (Q2); (Q3); (Q4)            

        a.3.2.  Fund 102 (Current), (Q1); (Q2); (Q3); (Q4)

a.4. FY 2018

b.4.1.  Fund 101 (Current), (Q1); (Q2); (Q3); (Q4)            

        b.4.2.  Fund 102 (Current), (Q1); (Q2); (Q3); (Q4)

a.5. FY 2017

a.5.1.  Fund 101 (Current, Continuing)               

        a.5.2.  Fund 102 (Current

a.6. FY 2016

a.6.1.  Fund 101 (Current,Continuing)

        a.6.2.  Fund 102 (Current

b. FAR No. 4. Monthly Report of Disbursements

                 b.1. FY 2021 (JanuaryFebruaryMarch); (AprilMayJune); (JulyAugust; September); (October; November; December)

                 b.2. FY 2020 (JanuaryFebruaryMarch); (AprilMayJune); (JulyAugustSeptember); (OctoberNovemberDecember)

b.3. FY 2019 (JanuaryFebruaryMarch); (AprilMayJune); (JulyAugustSeptember); (OctoberNovemberDecember)

                 b.4. FY 2018 (JanuaryFebruaryMarch); (AprilMayJune); (JulyAugustSeptember); (OctoberNovemberDecember)

                 b.5. FY 2017 (JanuaryFebruaryMarch); (AprilMayJune); (JulyAugustSeptember); (OctoberNovemberDecember)

                 b.6. FY 2016 (JanuaryFebruaryMarch); (AprilMayJune); (JulyAugustSeptember); (OctoberNovemberDecember)

                 b.7. FY 2015 (as of March); (as of June); (as of September); (as of December)

c. BAR No. 1. Quarterly Physical Report of Operations / Physical Plan

c.1. FY 2021

c.2. FY 2020

c.3. FY 2019

c.4. FY 2018

c.5. FY 2017

c.6. FY 2016

d. BED No. 2. Physical Plan 

d.1. FY 2021

d.2. FY 2020

d.3. FY 2019

d.4. FY 2018

d.5. FY 2017

d.6. FY 2016

      e.  FAR No. 5. Quarterly Report on Revenue and Other Receipts:  

e.1. FY 2021: (Q1); (Q2); (Q3); (Q4)

e.2. FY 2020: (Q1); (Q2); (Q3); (Q4)

                e.3. FY 2019: (Q1 101151401); (Q2); (Q3); (Q4)

                e.4. FY 2018: (Q1 101151401); (Q2 101151401); (Q3 101151401); (Q4 101151401)

e.5. FY 2017: (Q1); (Q2); (Q3); (Q4 101; 151; 401)

e.6. FY 2016: (Q1 101; 151; 401); (Q2); (Q3 101; 151; 401); (Q4 101; 151; 401)

         f.   BED No. 1. Financial Plan (FY 2021); (FY2020); (FY2019); (FY2018); (FY2017); (FY2016); (FY2015)

III. DENR approved budgets and corresponding targets  

a. DENR Approved Budget (FY 2021FY 2020)

        b. DENR Approved Targets (FY 2021FY 2020)

IV. Major DENR programs and projects and activities, Beneficiaries and Status of Implementation

a. Enhanced National Greening Program (2021); (2020);(2019)

b. Land Disposition (2021); (2020);(2019)

c. Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) (N/A)

V. Annual procurement plans, contracts awarded and the name of contractors/ suppliers/ consultants

a. FY 2020 Annual Procurement Plan (APP) / Supplemental APP in the format prescribed under GPPB Circular No. 07-2015
        a.1. Aurora FY 2020 APP / Updated for 2nd Sem
a.2. Bataan FY 2020 / Updated for 2nd Sem
        a.3. Bulacan FY 2020 APP / Updated for 2nd Sem
a.4. Nueva Ecija FY 2020 APP / Updated for 2nd Sem
a.6. Tarlac FY 2020 APP / Updated for 2nd Sem
a.7. Zambales FY 2020 APP / Updated for 2nd Sem

 b. FY 2021 Indicative Annual Procurement Plan (APP-nonCSE) in the format prescribed under GPPB Circular No. 07-2015

 c. FY 2021 Annual Procurement Plan Common-Use Supplies and Equipment (APP-CSE) as prescribed by DBM memo circular

         d. FY 2021 Annual Procurement Plan Non-Common Use Supplies and Equipment (APP-nonCSE) / Supplemental APP

                d.1. Aurora / Supplemental 1st Sem
                d.2. Bataan
                d.3. Bulacan
                d.4. Nueva Ecija / Supplemental 1st Sem
                d.5. Pampanga
                d.6. Tarlac 
                d.7. Zambales / Supplemental 1st Sem
e.1. Aurora
e.2. Bataan
e.3. Bulacan
e.6. Tarlac
f. FY 2022 Indicative Annual Procurement Plan (APP-nonCSE) in the format prescribed under GPPB Circular No. 07-2015
f.1. Aurora
f.2. Bulacan
f.5. Zambales

VI. Quality Management Manual Aligned to ISO 9001:2015

        a. DENR Quality Policy

        b. Quality Management Manual

        c. Quality Management Manual Annexes

        d. QMS ISO Registration Certificates

VII.   System of Ranking Delivery Units

aGuidelines on Ranking Delivery Units as basis for Granting the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for FY2019 (DENR Memorandum Circular No. 2019-06)

b. Guidelines on Ranking Delivery Units as basis for Granting the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for FY2020 (DENR Memorandum Circular No. 2020-09) 

VIII.    The Agency Review and Compliance Procedure of Statements and Financial Disclosures

a. DENR Review and Compliance Procedure for SALN

b. Regional SALN Review and Compliance Committee

IX.    Freedom of Information (FOI)

a.   DENR Freedom of Information Manual (DAO-2016-29) / One-Page Manual

b.   DENR FOI Inventory

c.   FY 2017-2018 DENR FOI Summary Report

d.   FY 2017 DENR FOI Registry

e.  Screenshot of DENR Website containing a visible and functional FOI logo linked to e-FOI portal (www.foi.gov.ph)

f.    FY 2019 DENR FOI Summary Report

g.   FY 2019 DENR FOI Registry

h.   FY 2020 DENR FOI Reports (in excel form) 

i.    DENR FOI Certificate of Compliance (MC 2017-1, Sec. 5)