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.
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. DCP Compliance with Sec. 93 (Transparency Seal) R.A. No. 10633 (General Appropriations Act FY 2014)
I. The agency’s mandates and functions, names of its officials with their position and designation, and contact information
I a. The Agency’s Mandates and Function, Vision, Mission, and History.
I b. Position, designation of DCP officials and contact information.
II. Annual Reports
Narrative Accomplishment Report
a. Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements, and Balances (FAR No 1)
b. Summary Report of Disbursements
c. Quarterly Physical Report of Operation (BAR No 1)
d. Physical Plan (BED 2)
e. Quarterly Report of Revenue and Other Receipts (FAR No 5)
f. Financial Plan (BED 1)
g. Annex B: Detailed Statement of Current Year’s Obligations, Disbursements and Unpaid Obligations
h. Financial Report of Operation
i. Other Financial Accountability Reports
1. Summary of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursement and Balances by Object of Expenditures (FAR No 1-A)
2. List of Allotments and Sub-Allotments(FAR No 1-B)
3. (for Off-Budget Funds) Statement of Approved Budget, Utilizations, Disbursements, and Balances (FAR No 2) – None
4. (For Off-Budget Funds) Summary of Approved Budget, Utilizations, Disbursements, and Balances by Object of Expenditures (FAR No 2-B) – None
5. Aging of Due and Demandable Obligations (FAR No 3)
6. Monthly Report of Disbursements(FAR No 4)
7. Monthly Cash Program(BED 3)
8. Program / Estimate of Monthly Income(BED 4)
9. Annex C: Summary of Prior Year’s Obligations, Disbursements, and Unpaid Prior Years’ Obligations
III. DBM Approved Budgets and Corresponding Targets
IV. Major Programs and Project
V. Program / Project Beneficiaries and Status Implementation
VII. Annual Procurement Plans, Contracts Awarded, and the name of contracts/suppliers/consultants
a. Annual Procurement Plans
b. APP-CSE 2015 (For Common-Use Supplies and Equipment)
c. Procurement Monitoring Report 2015
d. Invitation to Bid
- Disposal of Office Equipment, Information Communication Technology Equipment, Communication Equipment, Technical and Scientific Equipment, Furniture and Fixtures, and other Non-Serviceable Items.
Dated: October 26, 2016
Invitation to Bid
Disposal of Office Equipment, Information Communication Technology Equipment, Communication Equipment, Technical and Scientific Equipment, Furniture and Fixtures, and other Non-Serviceable Items.
Dated: September 16, 2016
Invitation to Bid
VIII. System of Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals
a. PBB Guidelines in the Ranking of Delivery Units and Individual Personnel
b. PBB Guidelines in the Ranking of Bureaus
c. PBB Guidelines in the Ranking of Individual Personnel
IX. Certification of Compliance (PhilGEPS Posting) (Dec. 6, 2014 – Nov. 07, 2015)
X. APCPI Self Assessment
XI. MARC and PpARC Reports
XII. Report of Income
XIII. Notes to Financial Statement
XIV. STATEMENT OF COMPARISON OF BUDGET AND ACTUAL AMOUNT FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31 , 2014
XV. STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2014
XVI. STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION As of December 31,2014
XVII. STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE As of December 31,2014
XVIII. ISO 9001:2015-Aligned QMS Documentation
XIX. Freedom of Information (FOI) Manual
Pursuant to Executive Order No. 02 signed by the President of the Philippines last July 23, 2016, titled “Operationalizing in the Executive Branch the People’s Constitutional Information and the State Policies to Full Public Disclosure and Transparency in the Public Providing Guidelines Therefor,” the following have been adopted in the DCP System: