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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.


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 shing example for democratic virtue in the region.

DOLE Compliance with Sec. 93 (Transparency Seal) R.A. No. 10155 (General Appropriations Act FY2012)

I. Agency's mandate and functions; names of its officials with their position and designation, and contact information

II. DBM Approved Budget and Corresponding Targets FY 2018

a. Current Year's Budget

b. Targets/Major Final Outputs (MFOs) GAA targets

III. Modifications made pursuant to the general and special provisions in the FY 2018 GAA

(Not Applicable)

IV. Annual Procurement Plan

a. Annual Procurement Plan for DOLE-RO1

b. Procurement Monitoring Report

V. Major Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation for FY 2018

a. 2018 Major Programs and Projects

b. Status of Implementation

VI. Annual Financial Reports

a. Budget Execution Documents

b. Budget Accountability Reports

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

(No account deposited outside the National Treasury)

VIII. QMS Certification of at least one core process by an international certifying body

ISO 9001:2015 Registration Certificate

IX. System Ranking Delivery Units for FY 2018 PBB

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

XI. Freedom of Information (FOI)


1. Integrity Development Action Plan (2018,2017,2016, 2015, 20142013, 2012 2011)

2. Status of Labor Standard Cases (2018,2017, 2016, 2015, 2014) and Released Decision as of December 2014

3. Office Performance Commitment and Review (OPCR) (2018,2017,2016, 2015, 20142013)

4. Citizens Charter

5. COA's Annual Audit Report (2017,2016,2015, 2014, 2013)

6. Net Worth of DOLE-RO1 Officials (2017, 2016 2015, 2014)

7. List of Establishments with CoCs (2017,2016, 2015) & Vessel (2017,2016)

8. Annual Report

9. Suppliers' Evaluation Result (Part I / Part II)

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