Transparency Seal

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.

I. Agency’s Mandate, Vision, Mission and List of Officials

II. Annual Financial Reports

III. DBM Approved Budget and Targets

IV. Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation

V. Annual Procurement Plan

VI. System of Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals

VII. Quality Management System Certified by International Certifying Body or Agency Operations Manual

VIII. TESDA Additional Transparency Compliance