transparency seal

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 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.

I. The Agency’s mandates and Function, name of its official with their position and designation, and contact information

a. Mandates

b. Mission, Vision, Goals

c. Functions

d. Key Official and Contact Information

II.  Annual Financial Reports 

a. FAR No. 1 Statement of Allotment, Obligation and Balance

1. FY 2017

a. 1st Quarter

a.1 January

a.2 February

a.3 March

b. 2nd Quarter

b.1 April

b.2 May

b.3 June

c. 3rd Quarter

c. July

1. FY 2016

a. 1st Quarter

a.1 January

a.2 February

a.3 March

b. 2nd Quarter

b.1 April

b.2 May

b.3 June

c. 3rd Quarter

c.1 July

c.2 August

c.3 September

d. 4th Quarter

d.1 October

d.2 November

d.3 December

2. FY 2015

a. 1st Quarter

b. 2nd Quarter

c. 3rd Quarter

d. 4th Quarter

3. FY 2014

 a. 1st Quarter

 b. 2nd Quarter

 c. 3rd Quarter

 d. 4th Quarter

4. FY 2013

a.1 Special Allotment Release Order

1. FY 2017

a. 1st Quarter

 a.1 January

 a.2 February

 a.3 March

b. 2nd Quarter

 b.1 April

 b.2 May

 b.3 June

2. FY 2016

a. 1st Quarter

 a.1 January

 a.2 February

 a.3 March

b. 2nd Quarter

b.1 April

b.2 May

b.3 June

c. 3rd Quarter

c.1 July

c.2 August

c.3 September

d. 4th Quarter

d.1 October

d.2 November

d.3 December

3. FY 2015

 a. 1st Quarter

 b. 2nd Quarter

 c. 3rd Quarter

 d. 4th Quarter

 4. FY 2014

a. 1st Quarter

b. 2nd Quarter

c. 3rd Quarter

d. 4th Quarter

 4. FY 2013

a.2 Budget and Target

1. 2017

2. 2016

3. 2015

4. 2014

5. 2013

b. Disbursement and Income

1. FAR No. 4: Summary Report on Disbursetment 

- FY 2017

a. 1st Quarter

a.1 January

a.2 February

a.3 March

b. 2nd Quarter

b.1 April

b.2 May

b.3 June

c. 3rd Quarter

c.1 July

- FY 2016

a. 1st Quarter

a.1 January

a.2 February

a.3 March

b. 2nd Quarter

b.1 April

b.2 May

b.3 June

c. 3rd Quarter

c.1 July

c.2 August

c.3 September

d. 4th Quarter

d.1 October

d.2 November

d.3 December

- FY 2015

a. 1st Quarter

b. 2nd Quarter

c. 3rd Quarter

d. 4th Quarter

 - FY 2014

a. 1st Quarter

b. 2nd Quarter

c. 3rd Quarter

d. 4th Quarter

 - FY 2013

2. Income

- FY 2017 (not applicable since RPDO is a coordinating office and not an income generating agency)

- FY 2016 (not applicable since RPDO is a coordinating office and not an income generating agency)

- FY 2015

- FY 2014

- FY 2013

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

                           - CY 2017

                   a.1st Quarter

                   b.2nd Quarter

- CY 2016

a. 1st Quarter

b. 2nd Quarter 
c. 3rd Quarter

d. 4th Quarter

- CY 2015 

- CY 2014

- CY 2013

- CY 2012

d. FAR No.5 – Quarterly Report on Revenue and Other Receipts (Not Applicable)

- FY 2017 (not applicable since RPDO is a coordinating office and not an income generating agency)

- FY 2016 (not applicable since RPDO is a coordinating office and not an income generating agency)

- FY 2015

- FY 2014

- FY 2013

e. Financial Plan

1. Detailed of Current year's Obligation, Disbursement and Unpaid Obligations (Note:This office next update is on Nov. 2017)

- FY 2017

a. 1st Quarter

- FY 2016

a. 1st Quarter

a.1 January

a.2 February

a.3 March

b. 2nd Quarter

b.1 April

b.2 May

b.3 June

c. 3rd Quarter

c.1 July

c.2 August

c.3 September

d. 4th Quarter

d.1 October

d.2 November

d.3 December

- FY 2015

a. 1st Quarter

b. 2nd Quarter

c. 3rd Quarter

d. 4th Quarter

- FY 2014 

a. 1st Quarter

b. 2nd Quarter

c. 3rd Quarter

d. 4th Quarter

- FY 2013

 f. Annual Report

1. 2013 RPDO Accomplishment Report

2. 2014 RPDO Accomplishment Report

3. 2015 RPDO Accomplishment Report

4. 2016 RPDO Accomplishment Report

              5. 2017 (no data yet because this report is updated annually, every end of the year)

III. DBM Approved Budget and Targets

a. Budget 2015

b. RPDO Corresponding MFOs/GAA Targets

c. Budget 2016 / GAA

d. Budget 2017 / GAA (Note: RPDO is a Support to Operation (STO) office and does not have MFOs. Check ARMM-GAA for any clarification) 

IV. Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation (Not Applicable since RPDO is a coordinating office and not an implementing agency)

A.) Projects and Programs 2017 (Not Applicable)
B.) Beneficiaries 2017 (Not Applicable)
C.) Status of Implementation 2017 (Not Applicable)

 V. Annual Procurement Plan

a.FY 2017
b. FY 2016
c. FY 2015
d. FY 2014
e. FY 2013

VI. System of Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals 

a. FY 2017
b. FY 2016
c. FY 2015

VII. Agency Manual of Operation

 VIII. Agency/Office Issuances - (Not Applicable RPDO is not an implementing Agency & has no Provincial Offices. Thus, RPDO does not issue Office Issuances)

 Updated Calendar of Activity

 Services (Citizens Charter)

 Recruitment and Vacancies