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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.

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.


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.

RHRDA-ARMM Compliance with Sec. 93 (Transparency Seal) R.A.  No. 10155 (General Appropriations Act FY 2012)

I. The Agency mandates and functions, names of its officials with their position and designation, and contact information

       A.Agency Mandate and Functions, Vision, Mission

       B.Key Official, Designation and Contact Information

II. Annual Reports (Yrs. 2015-2018)


A.1 LFBAR No. 2: SAAODB (Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances)

      A.1.1 FY 2016  First Quarter   2nd Quarter  3rd Quarter      4th Quarter

                FY 2017 First Quarter   2nd Quarter  3rd Quarter      4th Quarter

                FY 2018 First Quarter   2nd Quarter

A.2 LFBAR No. 4: Report of Detailed Disbursement

                     2016 First Quarter   2nd Quarter   3rd Quarter        4th Quarter

                     2017 First Quarter   2nd Quarter   3rd Quarter        4th Quarter

                 2018 First Quarter  2nd Quarter

A.3 LFBAR No. 1: Monthly Physical and Financial Reports of Operation 

      A.3.1 FY 2016    January        February       March

                                 April              May              June

                                 July               August          September

                                 October        November     December

              FY  2017    January       February         March

                                 April            May                 June

                                July              August            September

                                October        November      December

              FY  2018   January        February         March

                                April             May                 June

                                July              August            September


A.4 LFBAR No. 6: Report of Revenue and Other Receipts   

         A.4.1  FY 2018 First Quarter    2nd Quarter

A.LFBAR No. 5: Status of Fund             

      A.1.1     FY 2016  First Quarter   2nd Quarter   3rd Quarter      4th Quarter

                    FY 2017 First Quarter   2nd Quarter   3rd Quarter      4th Quarter

                    FY 2018 First Quarter   2nd Quarter


B.1 Annual Report/Accomplishment Report

B.1.1 FY 2017 View/Download

          FY 2018 First Quarter

III. DBM Approved Budget and Targets (Current Yr. Only)

       A. DBM Approved Budget 2016 View/Download

       B. Corresponding MFOs/GAA Targets 2016 View/Download

LFBP Form 2-A: Agency Pysical and Financial Targets Funded by Local Fund

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

       A. Projects and Programs 2016

       B. Beneficiaries 2016

       C. Status of Implementation 2016

  V.   Annual Procurement Plan 2016 View/ Download

 VI.   System of Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals View   

VII.  Quality Management System Certified by international certifying body    or Agency Operations Manual View/download  

VIII. Updated Calendar of Activities View/Download

IX. Signed Memoranda of Agreement/Understanding of recently concluded, on-going, and future activities, projects or programs with different organizations and government agencies.

    X.    Organizational Structure View/Download

   XI.    Services (Citizens Charter) View/Download

  XII.   Agency/Office Issuances  View/Download

XIII.   Recruitment and Vacancies View/Download