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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.

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 shing example for democratic virtue in the region.

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

I. DOLE-RO1's

a. Mandate , Functions and List of Officials

b. Contact Information

II. Annual Financial Reports

a. Budget Execution Documents

b. Budget Accountability Reports

III. Approved Budgets and Corresponding Targets

IV. Physical Plan of Major Programs and Projects with the five Key Results Areas under EO No.43, s.2011)

V. Program/Project Beneficiaries

VI. Status of Implementation and Program/Project Evaluation and/or Assessment Reports

VII. Annual Procurement Plan, Contracts Awarded, and name of Contractors / Suppliers / Consultants

a. Annual Procurement Plan for DOLE-RO1

b. Awarded Contracts

c. Summary of Suppliers' Performance

VIII. System of Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals

IX. Quality Management System

Annex 1 - Transparency Seal Certification

Annex 2 - PhilGEPS Certification

Annex 3 - Report on Ageing Cash Advances

Annex 4 - ARTA Compliance

Annex 5 - Certification of Compliance SALN Submission/Filing

ADDITIONAL TRANSPARENCY COMPLIANCE OF DOLE-RO1

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

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

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

4. Citizens Charter

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

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

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

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2016-12-06
RD Nat V. Lacambra
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