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.

 DBM Compliance with Sec. 91 (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

  • The agency’s mandate, powers, and functions
  • Position, designation and contact information

II. Approved budgets and Corresponding Targets

III. Modification made pursuant to the general and special provision in GAA

IV. Annual Procurement Plan, Contracts awarded, and the name of contractors/suppliers/consultants

  • Annual Procurement Plan
  • Contracts awarded and the name of contractors/suppliers/consultants
  • Agency Procurement Compliance and Performance Indicator

V. The program/projects beneficiaries as identified in the applicable special provisions

  • Please refer to: annual report

VI.     Annual Report

VII. Annual Reports on the Status of Income authorized by law to be deposited outside the National Treasury.

VIII. QMS Certification/ISO-aligned QMS Manual.

IX. System of Ranking Delivery Units

X. The Agency Review and Compliance Procedure of Statements and Financial Disclosure