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 FY2012. Section 93 is the Transparency Seal Provision, to with:
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.
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.
II. DBM Approved Budget and Corresponding Targets for FY 2018
III. Modification made pursuant to the general and special provisions in the FY 2018 GAA
IV. FY 2018 Annual Procurement Plan (FY 2018 APP non-CSE), Indicative FY 2019 APP non-CSE; and FY 2019 APP for Common-Supplies and Equipment (FY 2019 APP CSE);
ANNUAL PROCUREMENT PLAN FOR COMMON USE SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT
V. Major Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation for FY 2018.
VI. Annual Financial Reports (whole year/as of December end of the year/4th Quarter. Incomplete or non-cumulative will not be counted)
A. FOR NGA/SUCs
2014 - 2018 FAR No. 1: SAAOBDB (Statement of Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances as of December YEAR)
* Statement of Allotment, Obligations and Balances
* Physical Report of Operations
* Physical Plan
B. FOR GOCC/WD
VII. Annual Reports on the Status of Income authorized by law to be deposited outside the National Treasury,
including the legal basis, beginning balance, income collected, and its sources, expenditures and ending balance.
VIII. QMS Certification of at least one core process by an international certifying body (ICB) accredited by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) members. Preferably the ICB is accredited by the Philippine Accreditation Board, Department of Trade and Industry, which is a member of the IAF and authorized to accredit ICBs. The QMS ISO Certification should be posted not later than December 3, 2018
QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (ISO : 9001-2015)
A. CORE PROCESSES
B. SUPPORT PROCESSES
IX. System of Ranking Delivery Units for FY 2018 PBB should be cascaded to all employees, and posted in the TS page not later than October 1, 2018. The system should be signed and approved by the Head of Agency. The posting should also include the activities/details of cascading efforts, and the contact information that employees may coordinate with regarding cascading of System of Ranking Delivery Units.
X. The Agency Review and Compliance Procedure of Statements and Financial Disclosures should be cascaded to all employees. The scanned copy should be posted in the TS page not later than October 1, 2018.
XI. FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
ADDITIONAL TRANSPARENCY COMPLIANCE
1. COA ANNUAL REPORT
2. INTEGRITY DEVELOPMENT ACTION PROGRAM
3. NETWORTH OF OWWA OFFICIALS
4. 2015 PBB Scorecard
2016 PBB Scorecard
8. Projected Income
* List of Not Yet Due and Demandable Obligations
* Monthly Report of Disbursements
* Financial Accountability Reports
List of Agency Budget Matrix
PROCUREMENT MONITORING REPORT
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE PHILGEPS POSTING