Transparency

TRANSPARENCY SEAL

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. Source: Section 7.0, National Budget Circular No. 542, August 29, 2012.

National Budget Circular 542

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 FY 2012. 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.

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.

DA Compliance with Sec. 99 (Transparency Seal) R.A. No. 10964 (General Appropriations Act 2018)

I.     The agency’s mandates and functions, names of its officials with their position and designation, and contact information

a. The agency’s mandates and functions

a.1 DA Mandate, Mission, and Vision

a.2 Staff Offices Functions

b.   Position, designation, and contact information

DA Officials

II.     DBM Approved Budget and Corresponding Targets 

  A. Budget

              FY 2021

              FY 2020

              FY 2019

              FY 2018

  B. Target

              FY 2021

              FY 2020

              FY 2019

              FY 2018

III.     Modifications made Pursuant to the General and Special Provisions in the GAA

  • Not applicable

IV.     Annual Procurement Plan

FY 2022

FY 2022 Indicative APP

FY 2022 APP CSE (revised)

FY 2022 APP CSE

FY 2021

FY 2021 Indicative APP 

FY 2021 APP Department of Agriculture – Western Visayas 

APPCSE2021_DA_RFO6

 FY 2020

 FY 2020 Indicative APP 

 APP for Common Supplies & Equipment

 FY 2020 APP 

  1 DA RFO 6 Supplemental APP 2020     

  2 DA RFO 6 Supplemental APP 2020 

  3 DA RFO 6 Supplemental APP 2020

  4 FY 2020 APP (Supplemental APP)

  DA RFO 6 Revised APP 2020          

FY 2019

Indicative FY 2019 APP Non-CSE

APP for Common Supplies and Equipment (CSE)

             Supplemental APP

FY 2018

Annual Procurement Plan (FY 2018 APP Non-CSE)

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

      Major Projects, Programs and Activities

              FY 2021

              FY 2020

 FY 2019

              FY 2018

     Beneficiaries

            FY 2020

            FY 2019

            FY 2018

            FY 2017

            FY 2016

    Status of Implementation

              FY 2020

              FY 2019

 FY 2018

 FY 2017

VI. Annual Financial Reports

a. FAR No. 1: Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances (SAAOBDB)2018 FAR

                FY 2021

                FY 2020

  FY 2019

               FY 2018

               FY 2017

               FY 2016

b. BAR No. 1: Annual Physical Report of Operations / Physical Plan

FY 2020

             FY 2019

             FY 2018

c. FAR No. 4: Summary Report of Disbursements

FY 2021

            FY 2020

             FY 2019

             FY 2018

FY 2017

d. FAR No. 5: Consolidated Quarterly Report of Revenue and other Receipts

FY 2021

            FY 2020

             FY 2019

             FY 2018

        e. FAR No. 1-A Financial Plan (Detailed Statement of Current Year’s Obligations Disbursements and Unpaid Obligations)

              FY 2021

              FY 2020

              FY 2019

              FY 2018

VII. Annual Reports on the Status of Income Authorized by Law to be deposited outside the National Treasury

•   Not applicable

VIII. QMS Certification of at least One (1) Core Process by an International Certifying Body (ICB)

a.  2018 QMS Certification

IX.     System of Ranking Delivery Units

a.  System of Ranking FY 2018

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

XI. Freedom of Information

a. Final People’s Freedom of Information (FOI) Manual signed by Head of Agency

b. FOI Summary Report

XII.  Establishment & Conduct of the Agency Review and Compliance of SALN

SALN Guidelines

XIII.  Project Monitoring Report

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