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.


I. OWWA Mandate, Functions, Mission, Vision, Quality Policy and List of Officials

           Mandates and Functions

           Mission, Vision and Qualtiy Policy

           List of Officials


II. DBM-Approved Budget and Corresponding Targets


                 GAA | OWWA


                  GAA | OWWA 


           GAA performance targets for FY 2019


III. Modification made pursuant to the general and special provisions in the FY 2018 GAA (NOT APPLICABLE)


IV. Annual Procurement Plan


         Central Office

           Annual Procurement Plan for FY 2019 (Common-use Supplies)

          Indicative Annual Procurement Plan for FY 2019 

          Revised Supplemental Annual Procurement Plan for F.Y. 2019

          Supplemental Annual Procurement Plan No. 5 for FY 2019         

          Supplemental Annual Procurement Plan No. 4 for FY 2019

          Supplemental Annual Procurement Plan No. 3 for FY 2019

          Supplemental Annual Procurement Plan No. 2 for FY 2019

          Supplemental Annual Procurement Plan No. 1 for FY 2019

          Annual Procurement Plan for FY 2019

          Annual Procurement Plan for FY 2018- Revised 2

          Annual Procurement Plan for FY 2018 - Addendum

          Annual Procurement Plan for FY 2018


        Regional Welfare Offices


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


           OWWA Program and Services Target Beneficiaries and Status of Implementation

           FY 2019

           FY 2018


VI. Annual Financial Reports

           FAR No. 1: SAAOBDB (Statement of Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances as of December YEAR)

              2019 - 2018  - 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014

           Physical Report of Operations

              2019 Q1 | Q2

              2018 Q1Q2Q3 | Q4

              2017 Q1Q2Q3 | Q4

              2016 Q1 | Q2 | Q3 | Q4

              2015 Q1 | Q2 | Q3 | Q4

              2014 Q1 | Q2 | Q3 | Q4


            Physical Plan    

            2019 - 2018 - 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014


            Annual reports

             2018 - 20172016 - 2015 - 2014


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 (Not applicable)


VIII. QMS Management System Certification


              Certificate of Registration 2018

              Certificate of Registration 2017 

              OWWA QMS Quality Manual



              QMS Arabic Language and Culture Familiarization Training for Household Service Workers (HSWs) Process

              - QMS Death Benefit Process

              - QMS Education for Development Scholarship Program Process

              - QMS Membership Verification Process

              - QMS Repatriation Assistance and Post-Repatriation Services Process



               QMS Advocacy and Social Marketing Procedure

              - QMS Documents & Parcels Delivery Procedure

              - QMS Documents Dissemination and Filing Procedure

              - QMS ICT Preventive Maintenance and Technical Support Services Procedure

              - QMS Payment Processing

              - QMS Recruitment, Selection, and Placement Procedure 

              - QMS Procurement Procedure

              - QMS Vehicle Corrective Maintenance Procedure

              - QMS Transport Service Procedure

              - QMS Corrective Building Maintenance Procedure



IX. System of Ranking Delivery Units for FY 2018 PBB 





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





            OWWA FOI People's Manual

            FOI Reports

            PCOO - FOI Certificate of Compliance

            - 2019

           - 2018




            2018 | 2017 |  2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 2010 | 2009        



            2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014



           - 2016 PBB Scorecard

               MFO Accountability Report Card (MARC-1)

               Management Accountability Report Card (MARC-2)


           - 2015 PBB Scorecard

                MFO Accountability Report Card (MARC-I)

                Management Accountability Report Card (MARC-2)


          FOI Report & Registry 2017-2018


          CY 2018 Annual Gender and Development (GAD) Plan and Budget


         Cases Resolve and Pending Cases

               2018 | 2019


         Projected Income

               2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 2012 2011 


         List of Not Yet Due and Demandable Obligations

                2017 | 2016 |  2015 | 2014 | 2013 |  2012 | 2011

         Monthly Report of Disbursements

             Jan-May 2019

             Jan-Apr 2019

             Jan-Dec 2018

             Jan-Dec 2017 

             Jan-Dec 2016

             Jan-Dec 2015

             Jan-Dec 2014

             Jan-Dec 2013       

             Jan-Dec 2012        

             Jan-Dec 2011


         List of Agency Budget Matrix          

                Jan-Dec 2015 

                Jan-Dec 2014

         * not applicable for 2016 onwards due to OWWA Charter








                  First Semester 2019

                  First Semester 2018 - Second Semester 2018

                  First Semester 2017 - Second Semester 2017

                  Second Semester 2016 First Semester 2016

                  Second Semester 2015 First Semester 2015

                  4th Quarter 2013 3rd Quarter 2013 2nd Quarter 2013 1st Quarter 2013



                  20182017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013