Transparenncy seal

A pearl buried inside a tightly-shut shell is practically worth

less. 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.

Source: Section 7.0, National Budget Circular No. 542, August 29, 2012.

Administrative Order No. 17, Series of 2015 “Guideline in Ranking Offices/Bureaus/Services and Employees for the Grant of Performance Based Bonus (PBB) for CY 2015”

Memorandum Circular No. 2015-1 “Guidelines on the Grant of the Performance -Based Bonus for Fiscal Year 2015 under Executive Order No. 80.

Guideline on Transparency Seal Annex 10

1. The agency’s Mandates, New Vision, New Mission, CoreValues, Organizational Outcomes  and functions, names of its officials with their position and designation, and contact information

2. The Annual reports required by National Budget Circular Nos. 507 and 507-A issued on January 31, 2007 and June 12, 2007, respectively, for the last three years;

2.a Annual Reports

2.b Financial Accountability Reports

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2.c Status of Allotments, Obligations and Balances Reports
  • FY 2013 SAOB
  • FY 2012 SAOB
  • FY 2011 SAOB

2.d Report of Income

3. Annual  Physical Targets and Budget;

 4. Physical Report of Operations: Major Final Output by Programs Projects, Centers and Institutions

5. Programs/Projects beneficiaries as identified in the applicable special provisions;


6.  Status Of Implementation and Program s and Projects Evaluation and or Assessment Reports
7. Annual Procurement Plan, Reports, Contracts awarded and the Name of Contractors/Suppliers/consultants

8. Freedom Of Information

Updated DSWD FOI Manual2019