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TRANSPARENCY AT WORK

 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 agencues 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 towrds 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 initiiative 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.

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

1. Agency's

2. Budget Execution Documents

  • 2.1 Financial Plan (BED No. 1) 2011-2016
  • 2.2 Physical Plan (BED No. 2)  2011-2016
  • 2.3 Monthly Disbursement Program/Monthly Cash Program (BED No. 3) 2012-2016
  • 2.4 Estimate of Monthly Income (Formerly BED No. 3) 2012-2013
  • 2.5 List of Not yet Due and Demandable Obligations (Formerly BED No. 4) 2012-2013

3. Physical/Budget Accountability Reports (PARS/BARS)

  • 3.1 Quarterly Physical Report of Operations  2010-2016
  • 3.2 Quarterly Financial Report of Operations 2011-2012
  • 3.3 Quarterly Report of Actual Income 2012-2016
  • 3.4 Statement of Allotment, Obligations and Balances (SAOB) 2011-2016

 4. Financial Accountability Reports (FARS):

5. Approved Budget and MFO Targets 

5.1 Realignment made pursuant to the general and special provisions in GAA 2016

6. Major Programs and Projects, DOLE 12 Portal

7. Programs/Projects beneficiaries as identified in the applicable special provisions

8. Status of implementation of major programs/projects

9. Annual Procurement Plan 2012-2015

10. System of Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals

11. Quality Management Certificates

12. DOLE XII Additional Transparency Compliance


 

 

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ALBERT E. GUTIB
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