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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)

                                           (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, July, 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

           b. Land Disposition                  

 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

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)

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)

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)



    Cagayan de Oro City- For illegally transporting undocumented forest products and for failing to present pertinent papers issued by the government,  Judge Evelyn J. Gamotin-Nery, Acting Presiding Judge of the Regional Trial Court Branch 11 in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon convicted a certain Pepe Tacastacas for violating Section 68, P.D. 705 as amended by Executive Order No. 277, Series of 1997.

    Tacastacas was sentenced to the penalty of imprisonment of 21 years, 2 months and 10 days to 26 years, 4 months and 20 days, for having unlawfully transported a total of 805.96 board feet of lumber flitches on April 19, 2013 at Barangay Kiabo, Malitbog, Bukidnon without the required authority of permit with the use of his Fuso canter truck bearing plate No. TMR-621.

    The court also acquitted co-accused John Benjamin Sepulveda, the nephew of Tacastacas’ wife and truck helper who turned state witness and testified the transportation and hauling of the undocumented forest products..

    During the preliminary hearing, P/Insp. Joseph Molo of PNP-Malitbog along with PSI Russel Chaves, PO2 Richard Omongos and PO1 Renard Dilag alledged that after they received a tip from a reliable source. The team proceeded to the place and intercepted a conveyance driven by Tacastacas accompanied by Sepulveda and loaded with undocumented forest products towards the direction of Sta. Cruz, Claveria, Misamis Oriental.

    The Community Environment and Natural Resources (CENR) Officer Ferdinand Dagulo, then OIC of CENRO-Manolo Fortich accompanied by Forester Mark Espital and Noel Jabagat conducted inspection on the conveyance and accounting of apprehended forest products.

    Prosecution witnesses P/Insp Molo, Noel Jabagat of CENRO-Manolo Fortich testified to the court that the suspect during the apprehension has no permit while transporting the said forest products.

    After weighing all the circumstances and explanations of the witnessess, the court then convicted and orders a Warrant of Arrest for Pepe Tacastacas and confiscation of the 805.96 bd. ft. of lumber flitches with the total amount of P644,768.00 and will be turned over to the government. RSCIS No. 07-255-2017

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