transparency seal

A pearl 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, 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. Source: Section 7.0, National Budget Circular No. 542, August 29, 2012.

National Budget Circular 542 

National Budget Circular 542, issued by the Department of Budget and Management on August 29, 2012, reiterates compliance with Section 93 of the General Appropriations Act of FY2012. Section 93 is the Transparency Seal provision, 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 respective heads of the agencies shall be responsible for ensuring compliance with this section.

A Transparency Seal, prominently displayed on the main page of the website of a particular government agency, is a certificate that it has complied with the requirements of Section 93. This Seal links to a page within the agency’s website which contains an index of downloadable items of each of the above-mentioned documents.

SYMBOLISM

A pearl 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, to invite the Filipino citizen 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.

In Compliance with Sec. 93 (Transparency Seal) R.A. No. 10924 (General Appropriations Act 2017)

I. The agency's mandates and functions, names of its officials with their position and designation, contact
    Information    

           a. The agency's Mandate and Functions 
           b. BPI Officials and Contact Information
           c. Citizen's Charter
                 • Report on Improvement of Citizen's Charter 
           d. Freedom of Information 
                 • DA-BPI FOI Manual
                 • DA BPI FOI Request Form
                  DA-BPI FOI Reports 
                        • 2018 Inventory Summary & Reports
                        • 2017 Inventory Summary & Reports
                      

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;

           a. Statement of Allotment, Obligation and Balances

                              • FY 2018               
                              • FY 2017 (as of December 2017)      
                              • FY 2015    
                              • FY 2012

           b. Summary Reports Disbursement and Income      

                  Disbursement

                              • FY 2018 FAR No. 4 
                              • FY 2017 FAR No. 4
                              • FY 2016 FAR No. 4  
                                
FY 2015 FAR No. 4
                              • FY 2014 FAR No. 4                  

                  Income

                              • FY 2018 FAR No. 5
                              • FY 2016 FAR No. 5
                              • FY 2015 FAR No. 5
                              • FY 2014 FAR No. 5

          c. Physical Plan 

                              • FY 2013 
                              • FY 2012

          d. Financial Accountability Reports (FARs)

                              • CY 2018 (as of March 31, 2018)      
                              • CY 2016
 
                              • CY 2014
        

III. The agency’s approved budget and corresponding targets immediately upon approval of the General 
      Appropriations Act of 2012;

           a. BPI Approve Budget   

                              • CY 2018   
                              • CY 2015 (As of March 2015)
                              • CY 2014

                              • CY 2012

           b. Physical Targets by KRA          

                              • CY 2018  
                              • CY 2017

                              • CY 2012           

           c. MFO Targets

                              • CY 2018  
                              • CY 2017
                              • CY 2013                

IV. Major programs and projects categorized in accordance with the five key results areas under E.O. No. 43, 
     s. 2011;

                              • CY 2017

V. The program & projects beneficiaries as identified in the applicable special provisions (applicable to the
    Regional)       

VI. Status of implementation and program/project evaluation and or assessment reports;

                             • CY 2017

VII. Annual Procurement Plan, Contracts awarded and the name of contractors, suppliers, consultants

          a. Annual Procurement Plan  

                              • CY 2018
                              • CY 2017   
                              • CY 2016 and Supplemental App 2016 No.1
                              • CY 2015

          b. DBM Procurement Service

                              • CY 2013 

          c. Invitation To Bid 

                              • 2017 - 2018

          d. Contract Awarded

                              • 2017 - 2018

VIII. Certificate of Accreditation

           a. Plant Product Safety Service Division  

                              • Pesticide Analytical Laboratory (2018) valid until October 18, 2022   
                              • Pesticide Analytical Laboratory (2017)
                             

 

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