transparency seal

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. 2018    (Current)            -   Fund 101 (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4)

                                                                     -   Fund 102 (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4)


                          a.2. 2017    (Current)            -   Fund 101 (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4)

                                                                     -   Fund 151 (Q4)

                                                                     -   Fund 102 (as of December 2017)

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

                                                                     -    Fund 151

                                                                     -    Fund 102 (as of December 2017)

                          a.3. 2016    (Current)            -   Fund 101 (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4)

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

                          a.4. 2015    (Current)            -    Fund 101 (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4)

                                                                     -    Fund 102

                                                                     -    Fund 401

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

                                                                   -    Fund 102

                          a.5. 2014   (Current)              -    Fund 101 

                                          (Continuing)          -    Fund 101

                          a.6. 2013   (Current)              -    Fund 101

                                          (Continuing)          -    Fund 101

       b. FAR No. 4. Summary Report on Disbursements              

                          b.1  FY 2018 (Q1, April, May)

                          b.2. FY 2017  (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4)

                          b.3. FY 2016 (Q1, Q2Q3, Q4)

                          b.4. FY 2015

                          b.5. FY 2014

                          b.6. FY 2013

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

                           c.1. FY 2018  (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4)                  

                          c.2. FY 2017  (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4)

                          c.3. FY 2016  (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4)

                          c.4. FY 2015  (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4)

                          c.5. FY 2014

                          c.6. FY 2013

      d. Physical Plan

                          d.1. FY 2018

                         d.2. FY 2017

                         d.3. FY 2016 

                         d.4. FY 2015 (Part 1Part 2)

                         d.5. FY 2014

                         d.6. FY 2013

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

                         e.1. FY 2018 (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4)

                         e.2. FY 2017 (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4)

                         e.3. FY 2016  (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4)

                         e.4. FY 2015  (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4)    

                         e.5. FY 2014 

                         e.6. FY 2013 

      f. Financial Plan 

                          f.1. FY 2018

                          f.2. FY 2017

                          f.3. FY 2016

                          f.4. FY 2015

                          f.5. FY 2014

                          f.6. FY 2013   

 III. DENR approved budgets and corresponding targets

           a. DENR approved Budget              (FY 201820172016)

           b. Targets / MFOs / GAA Targets   (FY 201820172016

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

           a. National Greening Program (As of 1st Quarter 2018)

           b. Land Disposition (As of 1st Quarter FY 2018)                  

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

           a. Annual Procurement Plans (FY 20172016)

           b. FY 2018 Annual Procurement Plan-Common-Use Supplies and Equipment (APP-CSE) as prescribed by DBM memo circular 

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 as basis for Granting the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for FY2017 (DENR Memoransum Circular No. 2017-10)

b. 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)

c. 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. Freedom of Information (FOI)

a. DENR Freedom of Information (FOI) Manual

b. DENR FOI Certificate of Compliance (MC 2017-1, Sec. 5) 


IX. DENR Scorecards

a.  MFO Accountability Report Card (MARC-1)

b.  Management Accountatibility Report Card (MARC-2)

c.  Priority Program Accountability Report Card (PARC)



    Anchored on the theme : “Beat Plastic Pollution,” the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 (DENR 10) leads the celebration of Environment Month this June.

    DENR 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable disclosed that the month-long celebration aims to promote environmental awareness and participation among the various sectors of society. This is also in consonance to Presidential Proclamation 237 which mandates the yearly celebration of Environment Month in June to protect, enhance and develop our environment, he said.

    Information, Education and Communication (IEC) on the celebration will be undertaken through multi-media and interpersonal approach. The activities include Environmental Symposium on June 20 and Environmental Quiz Show on June 29 for students and Environmental Quiz Bee for DENR employees on June 25.

    To showcase high school students concern for the environment through artwork, an On-the-Spot Poster Making Contest will be conducted on June 26. A photo contest among DENR 10 offices aimed to increase the level of knowledge of stakeholders of the various programs of DENR will reel off on June 25 to 29.

    Green Film Festival on June 29 at SM Cinemas will also be supported by the regional office. Youth organizations and students shall be invited to watch environment-related films during the Green Festival.

    The regional office is sponsoring a Donate a Book Project to gather books from employees and stakeholders to be given to public schools in the region. Plastic Innovation, a contest on recycling of plastics will test the creativity of DENR 10 personnel will be spearheaded by the Administrative Division.

    To promote health and wellness, Larong Pinoy will be conducted regionwide on June 5 and DENR 10 will celebrate the DENR Anniversary on June 8 through a Family Day and a talent search, DENR Got Talent. The DENR Anniversary is celebrated every June 10 through Executive Order No. 192.

    An Open House which will serve as a venue for People’s organizations and other stakeholders to display and sell their products will be undertaken on June 26 to 29 at the regional office.

    Culminating activities of the Environment Month include a Thanksgiving Mass, program with the grand finals of the DENR Got Talent and awarding of prizes to winners of different contests. The raffle draw of the Environment and Natural Resources Employees Multi-Purpose Cooperative (ENREMCO) will also be conducted on June 29.

    Aside from the Environment Month celebration, the DENR 10 will spearhead the celebration of Philippine Eagle Week from June 4 to 10 with a photo exhibit at the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon and other IEC activities to encourage communities and individuals to help protect our national bird, the Philippine Eagle.

    The DENR 10 joins the celebration of Coral Triangle Day on June 9 to foster protection and conservation of this natural treasure. The event is celebrated in countries in the Coral Triangle region - Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste. This year the DENR 10 will undertake a coastal clean-up at Barangay Bayabas, Cagayan de Oro City and distribution of Marine Protected Area (MPA) marker buoys to support the maintenance and protection of established MPAs in Eastern Iligan Bay.

    In celebration of Arbor Day youth groups with other stakeholders are scheduled to participate in a tree growing at Malasag, Cugman, Cagayan de Oro City on June 23 and a mangrove clean-up and replanting will also be conducted at Bonbon, Cagayan de Oro City on June 27. By virtue of Proclamation No. 369, Arbor Day is celebrated every 25th of June in the Philippines. #TayoAngKalikasan (RPAO # 05-154-2018)

    Photo Releases

    REGIONAL ANTI-ILLEGAL LOGGING TASK FORCE. DENR 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable (left) reports to the members of the Regional Anti-Illegal Logging Task Force (RAILTF) the recent Anti-Illegal Mining and Anti-Illegal Logging Task Force operation headed by BGen. Mario F. Chan (Ret) and Col. Jett L. Duque in the localities of Tagoloan and Villanueva in Misamis Oriental on April 26 and 27. (more...)

    ANTI-ILLEGAL LOGGING OPERATION OF REGION 10. Hired laborers load apprehended wood trimmer/cutter machines and dismantles electric fuse and motors used in the illegal operation of wood processing plants on April 26 in the vicinities of Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental. (more...)

    CDORBMC TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP ON PES MEETING. DENR 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable represented by Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Paquito D. Melicor, Jr. (center) welcomes the members of the Cagayan de Oro River Basin Management Council (CDORBMC) Technical Working Group (TWG) on Payment for Ecological Services. (more...)

    CDORBMC TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP ON PES MEETING. Forester Marilou Clarete (left, standing), Chief Conservation and Development Division of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Region 10 gives the Overview of the Payment for Ecological Services in Cagayan de Oro River Basin. (more...)

    Rey Fernandez (2nd from left), Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer of Misamis Occidental receives the flagship mascot for Baliangao Protected Landscape and Seascape (BPLS). (more...)

    DENR 10 Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Paquito Melicor, Jr. (right) turns-over the flagship mascot to Forester Eddie Macasusi (2nd from left), Protected Area Superintendent of the Initao-Libertad Protected Landscape and Seascape (ILPLS) in Misamis Oriental. (more...)

    IEC TRAINING/WORKSHOP ON IEC MATERIALS DESIGN AND PRODUCTION.Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Region 10 Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Paquito D. Melicor, Jr. (standing) encourages the participants to work harder in raising awareness to protect and conserve the natural resources for the present and future generations (more...)

    IEC TRAINING/WORKSHOP ON IEC MATERIALS DESIGN AND PRODUCTION. Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer Mamacaya M. Lucman (standing) of Lanao del Norte welcomes participants to the Training/Workshop on IEC Materials Design and Production on May 17-19, 2018 in Iligan City. (more...)

    IEC TRAINING/WORKSHOP ON IEC MATERIALS DESIGN AND PRODUCTION. Participants discuss the content and layout of the IEC materials for DENR 10 Integrated Natural Resources Management Project (INREMP) in Lake Lanao River Basin during the Training/Workshop on IEC Materials Design and Production on May 17-19, 2018 in Iligan City. (more...)

    MONTH OF THE OCEAN. Bonbon residents headed by its barangay officials join the DENR in celebrating the Month of the Ocean 2018 with the theme, “Stand up, Save our Reefs.” The said clean-up activity was conducted on May 11 in the coastal areas of Barangay Bonbon, Cagayan de Oro City. (more...)

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