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 2 of DBM Memo Circular No. 2020-01 dated June 02, 2020)

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

a. DENR Mandate, Mission and Vision
b. List of DENR Officials and their Contact Information

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

a.1. FY 2022  Current, (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4) Continuing, (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4)

a.2. FY 2021  Current, (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4) Continuing, (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4)

a.3. FY 2020  Current, (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4) Continuing, (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4)

a.4. FY 2019  Current, Continuing

a.5. FY 2018 

a.6. FY 2017 Current, Continuing

a.7. FY 2016 Current, Continuing

b. FAR No. 4. Monthly Report of Disbursements

b.1 FY 2022 (January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October)

b.2  FY 2021 (January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December)

b.3. FY 2020 (January, February, March, April, May, JuneJulyAugust, September, October, November, December)

b.4. FY 2019                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

b.5. FY 2018

b.6. FY 2017

b.7. FY 2016

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

c.1. FY 2022 (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4) 

c.2. FY 2021 (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4

c.3. FY 2020 (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4

c.4. FY 2019

c.5. FY 2018

c.6. FY 2017

c.7. FY 2016

d. Bed No. 2 Physical Plan

d.1. FY 2023

d.1. FY 2022

d.2. FY 2021

d.3. FY 2020                                                                                                                                                                                   

d.4. FY 2019

d.5. FY 2018

d.6. FY 2017

d.7. FY 2016 

e. FAR No. 5. Quarterly Report on Revenue and Other Receipts

e.1. FY 2022 (Q1, Q2Q3, Q4)

e.2. FY 2021 (Q1, Q2Q3, Q4)

e.3. FY 2020 (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4)

e.4. FY 2019 

e.5. FY 2018

e.6. FY 2017

e.7. FY 2016

f. BED No. 1. Financial Plan

f.1. FY 2023

f.2. FY 2022

f.3. FY 2021

f.4. FY 2020                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

f.5. FY 2019

f.6. FY 2018

f.7. FY 2017

f.8. FY 2016 

III. DENR approved budgets and corresponding targets

a. DENR approved Budget              (FY 2022202120202019)

b. Targets / MFOs / GAA Targets     (FY 2022, 202120202019)

IV. Major DENR programs and projects and activities, Beneficiaries and Status of Implementation

a. Enhanced National Greening Program (as of September 2022)

b. Land Disposition (as of September 2022)

c. PAMANA (as of September 2022)

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

a. FY 2020 Annual Procurement Plan (APP-nonCSE) 

b. FY 2020 Annual Procurement Plan (APP-CSE) 

c.  Indicative FY 2021 Annual Procurement Plan (APP-nonCSE)

c.1.  PENRO Bukidnon

c.2.  PENRO Lanao del Norte ,revised

c.3.  PENRO Camiguin

c.4   PENRO Misamis Oriental, revised

c.5   PENRO Misamis Occidentalrevised

d. FY 2021 Annual Procurement Plan (APP-CSE)

    FY 2021 Annual Procurement Plan (APP-CSE) Revised

    FY 2021 Annual Procurement Plan (APP-CSE) (Changes in Second Semester)

d.1.  PENRO Bukidnon

d.2.  PENRO Lanao del Norte

d.3.  PENRO Camiguin

d.4   PENRO Misamis Oriental

d.5   PENRO Misamis Occidental

e. FY 2022 Annual Procurement Plan (APP-CSE)

e.1. PENRO Misamis Oriental

e.2. PENRO Misamis Occidental

e.3. PENRO Camiguin

e.4. PENRO Lanao Del Norte

e.5. PENRO Bukidnon

f. Indicative FY 2022 Annual Procurement Plan (APP-nonCSE), Revised

f.1. PENRO Misamis Oriental, revised

f.2. PENRO Misamis Occidental, revised

f.3. PENRO Camiguin, revised

f.4. PENRO Lanao Del Norte, revised

f.5. PENRO Bukidnon, revised

g. DENR-X Procurement Monitoring Report for 2nd Semester FY 2021

    PENRO Misamis Occidental

h. DENR X Procurement Monitoring Report (as of June 30, 2022)

i. FY 2023 Annual Procurement Plan (APP-nonCSE) 

i.1 PENRO Misamis Occidental

i.2. PENRO Camiguin

i.3. PENRO Misamis Oriental

i.4 PENRO Lanao del Norte

i.5. PENRO Bukidnon

j. FY 2023 Annual Procurement Plan (APP-CSE)

j.1. PENRO Misamis Oriental

j.2. PENRO Lanao del Norte

j.3. PENRO Camiguin

j.4. PENRO Bukidnon

j.5. PENRO Misamis Occidental

VI. QMS Certification of at least one core process by any international certifying body (ICB) accredited by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) members

a. DENR Quality Policy

b. Quality Management Manual

c. Certification on the conduct of Internal Quality Audit

d. Minutes of the Management Review (March 7, 2022) (March 17, 2022)

e. QMS Registration Certificates

VII. System of Ranking Delivery Units

a. Guidelines on Ranking Delivery Units as basis for Granting the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for FY2020 (DENR Memorandum Circular No. 2020-09), (to be uploaded not later than October 1, 2020)

b. Guidelines on the Grant of FY2021 Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) - DENR Memorandum Circular No. 2021-11

c. Guidelines on the Grant of FY2022 Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) - DENR Memorandum Circular No. 2022-01

VIII. The Agency Review and Compliance Procedure of Statements and Financial Disclosure (to be uploaded not later than October 1, 2020)

a.DENR Review and Compliance Procedure for SALN

b.DENR SALN Review and Compliance Committee (RCC) 

c.Reconstituting the DENR SALN Review and Compliance Committee (RCC)

XI. Freedom of Information (FOI)

a. DENR Freedom of Information Manual (DAO-2016-29)

b. DENR Information Inventory

c. FY2021 DENR FOI Summary Report

d. FY2021 DENR FOI Registry

e. FY2020 DENR FOI Summary Report

f. FY2020 DENR FOI Registry

g. Screenshot of DENR Website containing a visible and functional FOI logo linked to e-FOI portal (

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

i. DENR FOI Certificate of Compliance (MC 20178-1, Sec. 5.1a & 6.5b)

j. Modified One-Page Manual

Note: * FOI Reports are in excel format (FOI-PMO recommended format)