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.


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 Mandate and Functions

2. Approved Budget (2019-2020) and Corresponding Targets for FY 2020

3. Modification made pursuant to the general and special provisions in the FY 2019-2020 GAA

4. Annual Procurement Plan/s (FY 2020 APP non CSE), Indicative FY 2021 APP non CSE; and FYI APP for Common-Supplies and Equipment (FY 2021 APP CSE) and Contracts awarded with the winning supplier, contractor or consultant


5. Major Activities or Projects categorized in accordance with the 0-10 point socioeconomic agenda and their target beneficiaries.

6. Status of Implementation, Evaluation or Assessment Reports of said programs or projects.

  • Accomplishments Repprts (statistical report as of specific period) as shown in Annex C.

7. Budget and Financial Reports whole year/as of December end of the year

8. Freedom of Information (FOI) Manual

9. Annual Reports on the Status of Income authorized by law to be deposited outside the National Treasury (Not Applicable)

10. Quality Management System Certified by an International Certifying Body

11. System of Ranking Delivery Units FY 2020 PBB

12. Agency Review and Compliance Procedure of Statements and Financial Disclosures

DOLE RO-XII Additional Transparency Compliance:

A. Status of Cases, as required under Administrative Order No. 340, s. 2013

B.  COA Annual Audit Report – 2014 to 2020

  • 2019 COA Annual Audit Report – Still not submitted by the COA.

C. Procurement Monitoring Report