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 FY 2012. 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 an d 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.
In solidarity with human rights violations victims we shall:
- Establish a memorial, museum, library and compendium in honor of the human rights violations victims during the Marcos regime;
- Collect, preserve and conserve relevant resources;
- Ensure the learnings from the Martial Law atrocities, and the lives and sacrifices of the human right violations victims be included in the education curricula.
We are Human Rights Violations Victims’ Memorial Commission, an inter-agency body that serves as the most comprehensive and authoritative source of knowledge and information on human rights violations during the martial law period from 1972-1986 as our way of promoting good governance towards just, humane and democratic society.
I. About the Commission
II. Annual Financial Report
1. Annual Accountability Reports
‣ FAR 4 – January 2022 │ FAR 4 – February 2022 │ FAR 4 – March 2022
○ 4th Quarter
‣ FAR 4 – October 2021 │ FAR 4 – November 2021 │ FAR 4 – December 2021 │ FAR 4 – December – Trust fund 2021
○ 3rd Quarter
‣ FAR 4 – July 2021 │ FAR 4 – August 2021 │ FAR 4 – September 2021
○ 2nd Quarter
‣ FAR 4 – April 2021 │ FAR 4 – May 2021 │ FAR 4 – June 2021
○ 4th Quarter
‣ FAR 4 – October 2020 │ FAR 4 – November 2020 │FAR 4 – December 2020 │ FAR 4 – December – Trust fund 2020
○ 3rd Quarter
‣ FAR 4 – July 2020 │ FAR 4 – August 2020 │ FAR 4 – September 2020
○ 2nd Quarter
‣ FAR 4 – April 2020 │ FAR 4 – May 2020 │ FAR 4 – June 2020 │ FAR 4 – Quarter ending 30, June 2020
IV. Annual Procurement Plan, Contracts awarded and the name of Contractors, Suppliers, Consultants, Procurement Monitoring Report
• Annual Procurement Plan
• Procurement Monitoring Report
○ FY 2021
‣ 1st Semester
VI. Privacy Notice
• Data Privacy Notice