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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 98, the Transparency Seal provision, of Republic Act (R.A.) No. 10155, also known as 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 Mandate, Vision, Mission
b. DENR Directory of Officials

II. Annual Financial Reports

       a. FAR No.1. Statement of Appropraitions, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balance (SAAOBDB)

                   a.  1. FY 2021 (1st Quarter, 2nd Quarter, 3rd Quarter, 4th Quarter)

                  a.  2. FY 2020 (1st Quarter, 2nd Quarter, 3rd Quarter,  4th Quarter)

                  a.  3. FY 2019 (Year 2019)

                  a.  4. FY 2018 (Year 2018)

                  a.  5. FY 2017 (Year 2017)

                  a.  6. FY 2016 (Year 2016)

 

       b. FAR No. 4. Monthly Report of Disbursement

                  b.1. FY 2021(January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December)

                  b.2. FY 2020 (January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December)

                  b.3. FY 2019 (Year 2019)

                  b.4. FY 2018 (Year 2018)

                  b.5. FY 2017 (Year 2017)

                  b.6. FY 2016 (Year 2016)

 

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

                   c.1. FY 2021 (1st Quarter, 2nd Quarter, 3rd Quarter,  4th Quarter)

                  c.2. FY 2020 (1st Quarter, 2nd Quarter, 3rd Quarter,  4th Quarter)

                  c.3. FY 2019 (Year 2019)

                  c.4. FY 2018 (Year 2018)

                  c.5. FY 2017 (Year 2017)

                  c.6. FY 2016 (Year 2016)

 

          d. BED No. 2. Physical Plan (Annual)

                  d.1. FY 2021 (Year 2021)

                  d.2. FY 2020 (Year 2020)

                  d.3. FY 2019 (Year 2019)

                  d.4. FY 2018 (Year 2018)

                  d.5. FY 2017 (Year 2017)

                  d.6. FY 2016 (Year 2016)

          

          e. FAR No. 5. Quarterly  Report on Revenues and other Receipts (Quarterly) 

                  e. 1. FY 2021 (1st Quarter, 2nd Quarter, 3rd Quarter,  4th Quarter)        

                  e. 2. FY 2020 (1st Quarter, 2nd Quarter, 3rd Quarter,  4th Quarter)

                  e. 3. FY 2019 (Year 2019)

                  e. 4. FY 2018 (Year 2018)

                  e. 5. FY 2017 (Year 2017)

                  e. 6. FY 2016 (Year 2016)

          

         f. BED No. 1. Financial Plan (Annual)

                  f. 1. FY 2021 (Year 2021)

                  f. 2. FY 2020 (Year 2020)

                  f. 3. FY 2019 (Year 2019)

                  f. 4. FY 2018 (Year 2018)

                  f. 5. FY 2017 (Year 2017)

                  f. 6. FY 2016 (Year 2016)

 

III. DBM Approved Budget and Targets (Only Current Year)

                  a. DENR Budget FY 2021

                  bCorresponding GAA Targets FY 2021

                  c. DENR Budget FY 2020

                  d. Corresponding GAA Targets FY 2020

 

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

      (Only for Current Year - Indicate If Not Applicable or else Zero Rating will be given)                  

                  a. Enhanced National Greening Program (FY 2021)

                  bLand Disposition (FY 2021)

                  cPayapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) (FY 2021)

                  d. Enhanced National Greening Program (FY 2020)

                  e. Land Disposition (FY 2020)

                  f. Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) (FY 2020)

 

V. Annual Procurement Plan (APP)                  

                  aFY 2020 Annual Procurement Plan (APP-non CSE) in the formal prescribed under GPP

                       Circular No. 07-2015 (to be posted not later than July 02, 2021)

                 b. FY 2021 Indicative Annual Procurement Plan (APP-nonCSE) in the format prescribed under  GPP

                       Circular No. 07-2015 (to be posted not later than September 20, 2021)                  

                  c. FY 2021 Annual Procurement Plan - Common-Use Supplies and Equipment

                       (APP-CSE) as prescribed by DBM Memo Circular (to be posted not later than December 15, 2021)

                 d. FY 2020 Annual Procurement Plan (APP-non CSE) in the formal prescribed under GPP

                       Circular No. 07-2015 (to be posted not later than July 02, 2020)

                 e. FY 2021 Indicative Annual Procurement Plan (APP-nonCSE) in the format prescribed under  GPP

                       Circular No. 07-2015 (to be posted not later than September 20, 2020)                  

                  f. FY 2021 Annual Procurement Plan - Common-Use Supplies and Equipment

                       (APP-CSE) as prescribed by DBM Memo Circular (to be posted not later than December 15, 2020)

 

VI. QMS Certification of at least one core process by any International Organization approved by the Inter-Agency Task Force

       or ISO 9001:2015 aligned QMS documents

                  a. DENR Qulaity Policy

                  b. Quality Management Manual

                  c. Quality Management Manual Annexes

                  d. QMS ISO Registration Certificate (to be posted not later than December 31, 2020)

VII. System of Ranking Delivery Units for  FY 2020 PBB (to be posted by October 1, 2020)

                  a. Guidelines on Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals as Basis for granting the Performance Based Bonus (PBB)

                       for  FY2020 - DENR Memorandum Circular No. 2020-09)

 

VIII. The Agency Review and Compliance Procedure of Statement and Financial Disclosures

          (to be posted by October 1, 2020)

                  a. DENR Review and Compliance Procedure for SALN

 

IX. Freedom of Information (FOI)

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

                  b. DENR Information Inventory (to be posted by January 29, 2021)

                  c. FY2020 DENR FOI Summay Report (to be posted by January 29, 2021)

                  e. FY2020 DENR FOI Registry (to be posted  by January 29, 2021)

                  f. Screenshot of DENR Website Containing  a visible and functional FOI logo linked to e-FOI portal

                      (www.foi.gov.ph) to be submitted through e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before January 29, 2021

                  g. DENR FOI Certificate of Compliance (upon Issuance of PCOO)