TRANSPARENCY SEAL


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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:

  1. Transparency Seal
  2. PhilGEPS Posting
  3. Cash Advance Liquidation
  4. Citizen's Charter
  5. Government Quality Management System Standards (GQMSS) pursuant to E.O. No. 605, s.2007
  6. Compliance with submission and review of SALN of officials and employees
  7. Agency System of Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals

Conditions Specific to GOCCs under RA No. 10149:

  1. Payment of Statutory Liabilities
  2. Submission and execution of concrete and time bound action plans for addressing Notices of Disallowances and Audit Observation Memoranda from the Commission on Audit (COA), if any
  3. Maintain/update and implement the GOCC’s “Manual on Corporate Governance” and “No Gift Policy” approved by the GCG and uploaded on the GOCC’s website pursuant to the “Code of Corporate Governance for GOCCs” (GCG MC No. 2012-07)
  4. Compliance with all the requirements of the "Revised Whistleblowing Policy for the GOCC Sector"

Compliance with Section 43 of GCG MC NO 2012-07

  1. On Institutional Matters
  2. On Board and Officers
  3. On Financial and Operational Matters
  4. Governance Matters

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

  1. GOCC mandates, functions, contact information of its officials;
  2. Annual Report for the last three years;
  3. Annual Audited Financial Statements in the immediate past five years;
  4. Approved budget and MFO Targets
  5. Major programs and projects categorized in accordance with the ive key results areas under Executive Order No.43, s. 2011 (Not applicable pursuant to AO 25 Inter-Agency Task Force Memorandum Circular No. 2012-01-Annex A
  6. Status of implementation of program/project evaluation and/or assessment reports with benficiaries (Not applicable pursuant to AO 25 Inter-Agency Task Force Memorandum Circular No. 2012-01-Annex A
  7. Annual Procurement Plan