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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.


Compliance with Section 99 of the General Provision of the FY 2018 General Appropriations Act (GAA)

  1. Mandate and function; contact information of officials
  2. DBM Approved Budget and Corresponding Targets for FY 2018
  3. Modifications made pursuant to the general and special provisions in the FY 2018 GAA (Not applicable)
  4. Annual Procurement Plan
  5. Major Projects, Programs, and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation for FY 2018 (Not applicable)
  6. Annual Financial Reports
  7. Annual Reports on the Status of Income Authorized by Law to be Deposited Outside the National Treasury (Not applicable)
  8. QMS Certification of at least once core process by an International Certifying Body
  9. System of Ranking Delivery Units for FY 2018 PBB
  10. Agency Review and Compliance Procedure of Statement and Financial Disclosures
  11. Freedom of Information

Conditions common to National Government Agencies and GOCCs:

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

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"
  5. Signed Performance Scorecard for Performance Years 2013 to 2017
  6. Other Information

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 five 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 beneficiaries (Not applicable pursuant to AO 25 Inter-Agency Task Force Memorandum Circular No. 2012-01-Annex A)
  7. Annual Procurement Plan
  8. Procurement Monitoring Report
  9. Agency Procurement Compliance & Performance Indicator