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.

 

Symbolism

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.

PAF Transparency Seal

I.  PAF's Mandate, Vision, Mission and List of Officials

a. PAF's Mandates, Vision and Mission

b. Key Officials of PAF

II.  DBM Approved Budget and Corresponding Targets FY-2018

a. Approved Budget

Budget 2018

Budget 2017

Budget 2016

Budget 2015

b. GAA Performance Targets

Targets/MFOs/GAA Targets 2018

Targets/MFOs/GAA Targets 2015

III.  Modifications made Pursuant to the General and Special Provisions in the FY-2018 GAA (NOT APPLICABLE)

IV. Annual Procurement Plan

a. FY-2018 Annual Procurement Plan (FY-2018 APP Non-CSE)

b. Indicative FY-2019 APP Non-CSE

c. FY-2019 APP for Common-Supplies and Equipment (FY 2019 APP CSE)

V. Major Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries and Status of Implementation for FY-2018 (NOT APPLICABLE)

VI. Annual Financial Reports

1. 2013-2018 FAR No. 1 : (SAAOBDB) Statement of Allotments, Obligations and Disbursements and Balances

   a. FY 2018 as of the Quarter Ending of June 30, 2018

   b. FY 2018 as of the Quarter Ending of March 31, 2018

   c. FY 2017 as of December 31, 2017

   d. FY 2017 as of September 30, 2017

   e. FY 2017 as of June 30, 2017

   f. FY 2017 as of March 31, 2017

   g. FY 2016 as of December 31, 2016

   h. FY 2016 as of September 30, 2016

   i. FY 2016 as of June 30, 2016

   j. FY 2015 as of December 30, 2015

   k. FY 2014 as of December 31, 2014

   l. FY 2013 as of December 31, 2013

2. 2013-2018 FAR No. 4: Summary Report on Disbursements

   a. FY 2018 from January to June 2018

   b. FY 2017 from January - December 2017

   c. FY 2016 from January - December 2016

   d. FY 2015 from January - December 2015

   e. FY 2014 from January - December 2014

   f. FY 2013 as of December 31, 2013

3. 2013-2018 BAR No. 1 : Quarterly Physical Report of Operations

   a. FY 2018 as of the Quarter Ending of June 30, 2018

   b. FY 2018 as of the Quarter Ending of March 31, 2018

   c. FY 2017 as of January - December 2017

   d. FY 2016 as of January - December 2016

   e. FY 2015 as of January - December 2015

   f. FY 2014 as of January - December 2014

4. 2013 - 2018 BED No. 2 - Physical Plan

   a. FY 2018

   b. FY 2017

   c. FY 2016

   d. FY 2015

   e. FY 2014

   f. FY 2013 

5. 2013-2018 FAR No. 5 : Quarterly Report on Revenue and Other Receipts

   a. FY 2018 as of the Quarter Ending of June 30, 2018

   b. FY 2018 as of the Quarter Ending of March 31, 2018

   c. FY 2017 as of December 31, 2017

   d. FY 2017 as of September 31, 2017

   e. FY 2017 as of June 31, 2017

   f. FY 2017 as of March 31, 2017

   g. FY 2016 as of December 31, 2016

   h. FY 2016 as of September 30, 2016

   i. FY 2016 as of June 30, 2016

   g. FY 2015 as of December 30, 2015

   h. FY 2015 as of September 30, 2015

   i. FY 2014 as of December 31, 2014

   j. FY 2013 as of December 31, 2013

6. 2013 - 2018 Financial Plan (Detailed Statement of Current Year's Obligations, Disbursements and Unpaid Obligations)

   a. FY 2018

   b. FY-2017

   c. FAR No. 1-A as of December 2016

   d. FAR No. 1-A as of September 30, 2016

   e. FAR No. 1-A as of June 30, 2016

   f. FAR No. 1-A as of December 31, 2015

   g. FAR No. 1-A as of September 31, 2015

   h. FAR No. 1-A as of December 31, 2014

   i. FAR Annex B as of December 31, 2013

7. COA Financial Reports

   a. FY 2017

VII. Annual Reports on the Status of Income Authorized by Law to be Deposited Outside the National Treasury

VIII. QMS Certification of at Least One Core Process by an International Certifying Body (ICB)

IX. System of Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals

   a. FY 2018 PBB

   b. FY 2017 PBB

X. The Agency Review and Compliance Procedure of Statement and Financial Disclosures

XI. Freedom of Information Requirements

   a. People's Freedom of Information Manual signed by Head of Agency

   b. FOI Reports