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.

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.

San Miguel (SAMIBUL) Water District Compliance with Sec. 93 (Transparency Seal) R.A. No. 10155 (General Appropriations Act FY 2012)As mandated in Section 93 of the General Appropriations Act of 2013 (or RA 10352), this contains the following information:

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             - Financial Statement 2018

             - Financial Statement 2017
             - Financial Statement 2016
             - Financial Statement 2015
             - Financial Statement 2014
             - Financial Statement 2013
             - Financial Statement 2012

  • Monthly Data Sheet:
              - MDS 2018
              - MDS 2017

              - MDS 2016
              - MDS 2015
              - MDS 2014
              - MDS 2013
              - MDS 2012

  • Annual Approved Budget and MFO Targets:
              - Approved Budget 2019
              - Approved Budget 2018

              - Approved Budget 2017
              - Approved Budget 2016
              - Approved Budget 2015
              - Approved Budget 2014

  • Major Final Output (MFO) / Office Target Performance Indicator and Accomplishments:
              - 2019 Performance Indicators & Targets
              - 2018 Accomplished Report
              - 2018 Performance Indicators & Targets
              - 2017

              - 2016

  • Program/Project Beneficiaries as Identified in Special Provisions in the Agency Budget:
               - 2018
               - 2017

               - 2016

  • Status of Implementation of Major Programs/Projects:
               - 2018
               - 2017

​               - 2016

  • Annual Procurement Plan (APP):
              - APP 2020 - CSE
              - APP 2020 - Non CSE
              - APP 2019 - CSE
              - APP 2019 - Non CSE
              -  APP 2018  - CSE
              - APP 2018 - Non CSE
              -  APP 2017  - Non CSE
              -  APP 2016 - Non CSE 
  • Guidelines/Mechanics in Ranking Offices/Delivery Units for the Grant of PBB:
​​Other Good Governance Conditions;