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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

    • II. Annual Financial Reports

      • b. FAR No. 4 Summary Report on Disbursements

        • b.1.  FAR No. 4 Disbursement Report
      • c. BAR No. 1 Quarterly Physical  Report of Operations / Physical Plan

      • d. Physical Plan

                  d.1. 2017
                  d.2. 2016
                  d.2. 2015
                  d.3. 2014
                  d.4. 2013  

        e. FAR No. 5 Consolidated Quarterly Report of Revenue and Other Receipts

      •            e.1. 2017 Q1, Q2
                   e.2. 2016 Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4
      •            e.3. 2015 Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4
      •            e.4. 2014 Q4   
      •            e.5. 2013 Q4

        f. Financial Plan

                   f.1. 2017
                   f.2. 2016
                   f.3. 2015
                   f.4. 2014
                   f.5. 2013 
      • III. DENR approved budgets and corresponding targets

        • a. Approved Budget

      • IV. Major DENR programs and projects categorized in accordance with the five key result areas under E.O. 43, s. 2011

          1. c. CY 2014
          2. d. CY 2013
      •      The Program/Project beneficiaries as identified in the applicable special provisions

                             Status of implementation and program/project evaluation and/or assessment reports

     

     

    News

        DENR SUPPORTS 2ND BICOL MINING SUMMIT

            The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) V joined the Philippine Society of Mining Engineers (PSEM) – Bicol Chapter and several stakeholders during the 2nd Bicol Mining Summit on July 19-21, 2017 in Legazpi City.

              To kick-start the event, a Zumba and Color Fun Run with the theme, “Color Fun Run: Mine for Life” started at the Bicol University Commencement Grounds at 6 o’clock in the morning of July 19, 2017. Mario Nolledo, a DENR V Employee bagged the first place during the said activity.

              The summit was highlighted by a Mine Exhibit at the Legazpi City Convention Center. Following the opening ceremonies, a bowling tournament at the Embarcadero de Legazpi, Mine Symposium, Mayor’s Night, Students’ Congress and City Tour, among others are some of the activities lined-up during this three-day event.

            DENR V Regional Director Crisanta Marlene P. Rodriguez, in her message, during the ribbon cutting ceremonies of the Mine Exhibit stressed the essence of sustainable and responsible mining.

             With this year’s Mining Summit theme, “An Approach towards Sustainable, Responsible and Environment-Friendly Mineral Development in Bicol”, DENR hopes for the enlightenment of the public on various mining issues and concerns, which are far from over.###

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