Transparency Seal 2020


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 inderent 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.

Section 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. Agency’s mandate and functions; name of its officials with their position and designation, and contact information;

2016-2020 BAR NO. 1 – Quarterly Physical Report of Operations/Physical Plan
2016-2020 FAR NO. 5 – Quarterly Report on Revenue and Other Receipts
2016-2020 Financial Plan

III. DBM Approved Budget and Corresponding Targets


IV. Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation for FY 2020 (Not Applicable)


VII. System of Ranking Delivery Units for FY 2020 PBB

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

IX. Updated People’s Freedom to Information (FOI) Manual signed by head of agency; Agency Information Inventory, 2020 FOI Registry and 2020 FOI Summary Report