TransSeal (1)“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.”


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.


NEDA 5 Compliance

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

a. NEDA’s Legal Mandate

b. The NEDA Vision and Mission

c. Directory of NEDA Officials

II. Annual Financial Reports

a. FAR No. 1: Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances (SAAOBDB)

2016 – As of June 30

NRO     Current Appropriations               RDC     Current Appropriations

NRO     Continuing Appropriations          RDC     Continuing Appropriations

b. Summary Reports of Disbursements




                  NRO          RDC


                  NRO          RDC


                  NRO          RDC


                  NRO          RDC


                  NRO          RDC


        NRO          RDC


        NRO          RDC


        NRO          RDC


        NRO          RDC


        NRO          RDC


        NRO          RDC


        NRO          RDC

c. BAR No. 1: Quarterly Physical Reports of Operations


Physical Report of Operation as of June 30

Physical Report of Operation as of March 31

d. FAR No. 5: Quarterly Report on Revenue and Other Receipts (Not Applicable)

e. Financial Plan

2016         NRO            RDC


III. DBM Approved Budget and Targets

a. Budget (2016)

b. Targets/MFOs/GAA Targets (2016)

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

a. Projects and Programs 2015  (Not Applicable)

b. Beneficiaries 2015  (Not Applicable)

c. Status of Implementation 2015 (Not Applicable)

V. Annual Procurement Plan 

VI. System Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals

Preliminary Guidelines on the Ranking of NEDA Delivery Units and Individuals in line with the Grant of Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for FY 2015

VII. QMS ISO Certification for at least one core process by any international certifying body approved by the IATF or ISO-aligned QMS documents

Operations Manual on the ICC Approval Process and ICC Secretariat Appraisal of New and Ongoing Purely Government-Funded Programs and Projects

Annex 1 – ICC Guidelines and Procedures as of March 2005

Annex 2 – List ICC Requisite Documents

Annex 3 – ICC Checklist for New Proposals

Annex 4 – ICC Checklist for Re-evaluation of Ongoing Projects

Annex 5 – ICC Project Evaluation Procedures and Guidelines

Annex 6 – ICC Project Evaluation Report Format

Annex 7 – ICC Project Evaluation Matrix

Annex 8 – PIS Referral Template