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 FY 2012. Section 93 is the Transparency Seal provision, to wit:
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 shining example for democratic virtue in the region.
MGB Compliance with Sec. 93 (Transparency Seal) R.A. No. 10155 (General Appropriations Act FY 2012)
I. The Agency's mandate and function, vision, mission and name of its officials with their position and designation and contact information.
- DENR Mandate, Mission, and Vision
- MGB Mandates and Functions
- MGB Mission, Vision, and Thrust
- MGB-V Mandates and Functions
- MGB-V Mission, and Vision
- Directory of Key Officials (Position, designation and contact information)
II. MGB-V Annual Financial Reports
FAR No. 1 - SAAOBDB (Statement of Appropriation, Allotment, Obligation, Disbursement and Balances)
4th Quarter as of Nov. 2016 - FAR-1, FAR-1A, FAR-1B
2nd Quarter - FAR-1, FAR-1A, FAR-1B
FAR No. 4 - Summary Report on Disbursement
BAR No. 1 - Quarterly Physical Report of Operation
BED No. 2 - Physical Plan
FAR No. 5 - Quarterly Report on Revenue and Other Receipts
BED No. 1 - Financial Plan
III. MGB Approved Budgets and Targets
a. Approved Budget
b. Targets/MFOs/GAA Targets
IV. Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation
Projects, Programs and Activities
MGB-V Major program/projects categorized in accordance with the five key results areas under E.O. No. 43, s.2011
National Greening Program
Accomplishment CY 2014
Beneficiaries FY 2016
Status of Implementation (Physical Accomplishment)
V. Annual Procurement Plan
VII. System of Ranking Delivery Units
Guidelines on Ranking Delivery Units as basis for Granting the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for FY 2017 - DENR PBB Guidelines presented to senior officials and for endorsement to the Secretary for Approval
VIII. MGB Final Performance Scorecards for PBB 2015