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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, October, November, December)

                          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 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)

    News

    GEOTAGGING AND GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS) TRAINING FOR PAMANA PROGRAM FOREST PROTECTION OFFICERS IN REGION 10

    To effectively implement the roles and responsibilities in the protection and conservation of our natural resources, the Forest Management Bureau (FMB) of the DENR, Central Office and the DENR, Region 10 conducted a three-day Geotagging and Global Positioning System (GPS) Training to Forest Protection Officers hired under the Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) Program on November 28 to December 1 in Cagayan de Oro City.

    The activity is in line with the DENR and the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Process (OPAPP) program to provide livelihood assistance to people in the hinterlands. The OPAPP came up with the list of persons to be included as forest protection officers funded by the DENR. As forest protection officers, they were tasked to implement and help regular DENR personnel to protect their respective areas of responsibility.

    DENR 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable lauded the FMB team for spearheading the training to enhance the capabilities of forest protection officers and calls on participants to be equipped with knowledge and adopt the new normal that the department is implementing in their respective projects. He also asked participants to do their job well and as partners of the OPAPP and DENR that aims for the betterment of our people and protection of our natural resources.

    Forester Joybert Mijares of FMB thanked Regional Director Adorable and encouraged the participants to internalize all teachings learned in the Geotagging and Global Positioning System (GPS) Training and collaborate their previous learnings on Forest Laws, Rules and Regulations.

    Topics discussed during the three-day training were Introduction to Geo-tagging; Requirements for Geo-tagging; Use of GPS status, OruxMap and Photaf apps; Quality Control for Geo-tagged photos; How to download geo-tagged data; and Oruxmap data to PC and How to download data from GPS to PC using BaseCamp. (RPAO MR No. 12-419-2017)

    Photo Releases

    DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (right) was welcomed by Community Environment and Natural Resources Office-Initao personnel headed by CENR Officer Myrna Neri (2nd from right) during his visit to region 10 on November 27. (RPAO PR No. 12-413-2017)

    DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (left) speaks with DENR 10 officials and Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office personnel of Misamis Oriental during his visit to Northern Mindanao on November 27 in Cagayan de Oro City.

    Secretary Cimatu challenged the men and women of DENR 10 to strengthen its partnership and coordination with the Local Government Units in their respective area particularly on ecological solid waste management. (RPAO PR No.12-414-2017)

    Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy A. Cimatu points out Air Pollution, Water Pollution and Solid Waste Management as primary focus of DENR 10 during his visit at the Regional Office, Macabalan, Cagayan de Oro City on November 27, 2017(RPAO PR No. 12-416-2017)

    Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (center) presides the Turn-over Ceremony of outgoing DENR 10 OIC, Regional Director Edwin B. Andot (right) and Incoming DENR 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable (left) during his visit at the Regional Office, Macabalan, Cagayan de Oro City on November 27, 2017. (RPAO PR No. 12-416-2017)

    ENVIRONMENTAL SYMPOSIUM. Grade IX students from Macasandig National High School join DENR 10 Information, Education and Communication (IEC) team after the recently concluded Environmental Symposium on November 17. (more...)

    PAMANA PROGRAM. DENR 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable (right) challenges Forest Protection Officers (FPO) hired under the Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) Program from Bukidnon to help implement the programs of the department. (more...)

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