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 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. DOLE Compliance with Sec. 94 of the General Provisions of the FY 2020 GAA (R.A. No. 11465).

A. Agency's mandates and functions, names of its officials with their position and designation, and contact information

B. Approved agency budget and corresponding targets based on FY 2022 GAA

Budget

Targets / MFOs / GAA targets

D. FY Annual Procurement Plan (APP)

2023

2022

2021

2020

2019

List of Contracts Awarded

E. FY 2022 Major activities or projects categorized in accordance with the 0-10 point socioeconomic agenda and their target beneficiaries

Projects, Programs – Brief description of Programs, Projects, Services as shown in Annex:

Beneficiaries 2022 – List of Names of Beneficiaries compliant with the provisions of Chapter V Section 20 (b) of the Data Privacy Act of 2012 as shown in Annex B.

F. FY 2022 Status of implementation, evaluation, or assessment reports of PAPs mentioned in item E

G. FY 2022 Budget and Financial Accountability Reports (BFARs) and FY 2021 Continuing Appropriations

Quarterly Physical Report of Operations

Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances (SAAODB)

Summary of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements, and Balances by Object of Expenditures

List Allotments and Sub-Allotments

Statement of Obligations, Disbursements, Liquidations and Balances for Inter-Agency Fund Transfers (Not Applicable)
Statement of Approved Budget, Utilization, Disbursements and Balances (SABUDB) (Not Applicable)
Summary of Approved Budget, Utilizations, Disbursements, and Balances by Object of Expenditures (SABUDBOE) (Not Applicable)
Aging of Due and Demandable Obligations

Summary Report of Disbursements/ Monthly Update of Disbursements

Quarterly Report of Revenue and Other Receipts (QRROR)

Statement of Approved Budget, Utilization, Disbursements and Balances for Trust Receipts (Not Applicable)

I. Annual Reports on the status of income authorized by law to be retained or used and be deposited outside of the National Treasury, which shall include the legal basis for its retention or use, the beginning balance, income collected and its sources, expenditures, and ending balance for the preceding fiscal year.

  • Annual Reports on the Status of Income authorized by law to be deposited outside the National Treasury (Not Applicable)

J. ISO Quality Management System (QMS) Certification(s)/Recertification(s) which must be valid as of 31 December 2022 and posted not later than 31 December 2022

K. Agency's policy on the Establishment and Conduct of the Agency Review and Compliance of Statement of Statement of Asset, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) for FY 2022

Agency Review and Compliance Procedure

Review and Compliance Committee

Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net worth (SALN)

Net Worth of Officials