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.
GOOD GOVERNANCE CONDITIONS PROVIDED IN GCG MC NO 2014-05 (Re-issued) and 2015-05
Conditions common to National Government Agencies and GOCCs:
Conditions Specific to GOCCs under RA No. 10149:
Compliance with Section 43 of GCG MC NO 2012-07
Compliance with Section 93 (Transparency Seal) R.A. No. 10352 (General Appropriations Act FY 2013) as required by IATF MC 2013-01 and GCG MC 2013-02