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Transparency Seal explained


In National Budget Circular No. 542, issued on August 29, 2012, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) reiterates compliance by all offices of the national government, including state universities and colleges, government-owned and controlled corporations, government financial institutions and local government units with Section 93, the Transparency Seal provision, of the General Appropriations Act of 2012, 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 Circular also declares that the respective heads of the agencies shall be responsible for ensuring compliance with this section.


The Circular directs that the Transparency Seal must be prominently displayed on the main page of the agency website, and linked to a page within the agency website that contains the aforementioned documents in downloadable format. 



Symbolism of the Transparency Seal 


A pearl that is 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, it seeks 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.

 

DENR compliance with Transparency Seal (per annex 5 of DBM Memo Circular No. 2016-1 dated May 12, 2016)

I. DENR mandates and functions, names of officials with their positions and designations, and      contact information

         a.  DENR Mandates and Functions

         b.  Directory of DENR officials

II. Annual Financial Reports

      a. FAR No. 1. Satement of Appropriation, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursement                          and Balances (SAAOBDB)

                          a.1. 2017    (Current)            -   Fund 101 (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4)

                                                                     -   Fund 151

                                           (Continuing)       -    Fund 101 (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4)

                                                                    -    Fund 151

                          a.2. 2016    (Current)            -   Fund 101 (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4)

                                          (Continuing)         -   Fund 101 (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4)

                          a.3. 2015    (Current)            -    Fund 101 (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4)

                                                                   -    Fund 102

                                                                   -    Fund 401

                                          (Continuing)         -    Fund 101 (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4)

                                                                   -    Fund 102

                          a.4. 2014   (Current)              -    Fund 101 

                                          (Continuing)          -    Fund 101

                          a.5. 2013   (Current)              -    Fund 101

                                          (Continuing)          -    Fund 101

       b. FAR No. 4. Summary Report on Disbursements 

                            b.1. FY 2017  (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4)

                          b.2. FY 2016 (Q1, Q2Q3, Q4)

                          b.3. FY 2015

                          b.4. FY 2014

                          b.5. FY 2013

      c. BAR No. 1. Quarterly Physical Report of Operations/Physical Plan

                          c.1. FY 2017  (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4)

                          c.1. FY 2016  (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4)

                          c.2. FY 2015  (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4)

                          c.3. FY 2014

                          c.4. FY 2013

      d. Physical Plan

                         d.1. FY 2017

                         d.1. FY 2016 

                         d.2. FY 2015 (Part 1Part 2)

                         d.3. FY 2014

                         d.4. FY 2013

      eFAR No. 5. Consolidated Quarterly Report of Revenue and other Receipts          

                         e.1. FY 2017 (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4)

                         e.1. FY 2016  (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4)

                         e.2. FY 2015  (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4)    

                         e.3. FY 2014 

                         e.4. FY 2013 

      f. Financial Plan 

                          f.1. FY 2017

                          f.2. FY 2016

                          f.3. FY 2015

                          f.4. FY 2014

                          f.5. FY 2013   

 III. DENR approved budgets and corresponding targets

           a. DENR approved Budget              (FY 20172016)

           b. Targets / MFOs / GAA Targets   (FY 20172016

 IV. Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries and Status of Implementation

           a. National Greening Program (As of 3rd Quarter FY 2017)

           b. Land Disposition (As of 3rd Quarter FY 2017)                  

 V. Annual Procurement plans, contracts awarded and the name of contractors/suppliers/consultants

           a. Annual Procurement Plans (FY 20172016)

VI. Quality Management Manual Aligned to ISO 9001:2015

       

       a. DENR Quality Policy 2016

       b. Quality Management Manual 2016

       c. Quality Management Manual Annexes 2016

 

VII. System of Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals

a. Guidelines on Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals as basis for Granting Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for For FY 2016 (DENR Memorandum Circular No. 2016-10)

b. Supplemental Guidelines on Ranking Delivery Units as basis for the Grant of Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for FY 2016 (DENR Memorandum Circular No. 2016-12)

c. Guidelines on Ranking Delivery Units as basis for Granting the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for FY2017 - DENR PBB Guidelines presented to senior officials and for endorsement to the secretary for approval

VIII. DENR Freedom of Information (FOI) Manual

IX. DENR Scorecards

   a.  MFO Accountability Report Card (MARC-1)

   b.  Management Accountatibility Report Card (MARC-2)

   c.  Priority Program Accountability Report Card (PARC)

    News

    CAGAYAN DE ORO RIVER BASIN MANAGEMENT COUNCIL SHARES BEST PRACTICES

    The Cagayan de Oro River Basin Management Council (CDORBMC) opened its doors by sharing its best practices to the Agusan River Basin Organization (ARBO) during a cross visit and benchmarking in the region on September 29, 2017.

    Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 (DENR 10) Regional Director Edwin B. Andot welcomed the ARBO Governing Board in his message and encouraged everyone to take advantage of the opportunity to learn, ask questions and give feedback. He reiterated the significance of benchmarking and sharing of best practices as we are one in our mission in government service.

    Forester Fidel P. Gamos, Jr., Head of the River Basin Project Management Office of DENR 10 presented the profile and history of the CDORBMC and revealed that Typhoon Ondoy in 2009 was one of the contributing factors in the creation of the Council in 2010 under the leadership of Archbishop Ledesma and then DENR 10 RED Maximo Dichoso.

    Forester Marilou M. Clarete, Chief of the Conservation and Development Division of DENR 10, discussed the Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) established by the CDORBMC and piloted in Mt. Kalatungan in the province of Bukidnon. It was followed by a PES Status Update given by the Xavier Science Foundation represented by Mr. Rowe Dawin Esmaya.

    Part of the cross visit is a short meeting with the Chairman of the Cagayan De Oro River Basin Management Council Archbishop Antonio J. Ledesma, where The Most Reverend welcomed the Board and shared to them valuable lessons and experiences in supervising the Council.

    The activity ended with a site visit in the waterways of Cagayan de Oro River including the famous Macahambus Cave, the landing site of White Water Rafting Adventures and the Uguiaban Bridge, the site of the DOST-installed Early Warning Device to monitor the flow of water and rain.

    The Agusan River Basin Governing Board is composed of representatives from different national government agencies, local government units, security agencies and other stakeholders from Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur. Ana Mae Sumalinog RSCIS No. 10-337-2017

    Photo Releases

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    INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEAN-UP 2017. Officials/residents of barangay Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro city join in the coastal clean-up in their area on September 16. (more...)

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    ENVIRONMENTAL LECTURE. Maria Magnolia Danganan (standing), Youth Desk Officer of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources- Central Office gives a lecture (more...)

    ENVIRONMENTAL LECTURE. Students of Lapasan National High School prepare their pledge of commitment to protect the environment by doing simple things in their everyday lives. The Pledge of Commitment was done after the Environmental Lectures conducted by DENR 10 on October 4, 2017. Ana Mae Sumalinog RSCIS No. 10-351-2017

    ITAPS Seminar. Lawyer Florenda Lamasaon – Yap, Chief, Legal Division of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 (DENR 10) reminds the participants that public office is an occupation with the purpose of exercising the authority of the government. (more...)

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