Philippines Transparency Seal

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.

I. AGENCY’S MANDATE AND FUNCTIONS; NAME’S OF ITS OFFICIALS WITH THEIR POSITION AND DESIGNATION, AND CONTACT INFORMATION

II. ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORTS

III. DBM APPROVED BUDGET AND CORRESPONDING TARGETS

IV. PROJECTS, PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES, BENEFICIARIES, AND STATUS OF IMPLEMENTATION

V. ANNUAL PROCUREMENT PLAN

VI. QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (QMS) CERTIFIED BY INTERNATIONAL CERTIFYING BODY OR AGENCY OPERATIONAL MANUAL

VII. SYSTEM OF RANKING DELIVERY UNITS

VIII. THE AGENCY REVIEW AND COMPLIANCE PROCEDURE OF STATEMENTS AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE

IX. THE FINAL PEOPLE’S FREEDOM TO INFORMATION (FOI) PROGRAM

X. Citizen’s Charter

XI. Other Governance Condition