In the National Budget Circular No. 542, issued on August 29, 2012, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) reiterates compliance by all offices of the national government, including state universities and colleges, government-owned and controlled corporations, government financial institutions and local government units with Section 93 or the Transparency Seal provision of Republic Act (R.A.) No. 10155, also known as the General Appropriations Act of 2012, 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.

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.

I. Mandate, Functions, and Officials

II. Reports

A. Annual Reports

B. Budget Accountability Reports

C. Accountability Reports for 2013

D. Accountability Report Card 

CY 2014

CY 2012

E. Statement of Allotment, Obligations and Balances (SAOB)

  • 2014 (Please refer to the Budget Accountability Reports under B)
  • 2013 (Please refer to the Budget Accountability Reports under B)
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009

F. Report of Income

  • 2014 (Please refer to the Budget Accountability Reports under B)
  • 2013 (Please refer to the Budget Accountability Reports under B)
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009

G. Disbursements

  • 2014 (Please refer to the Budget Accountability Reports under B)
  • 2013 (Please refer to the Budget Accountability Reports under B)
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009

H. Physical Plan

I. Financial Report of Operation

III. Approved Budget and Corresponding Targets

IV. Major Programs and Projects

V. Status of NCCA Projects (Project Beneficiaries and Key Result Areas included)

*Projects funded by the NCCA are monitored and evaluated. Hard copies of all evaluation and assessment reports are kept on file. these are available to the public upon request.

VI. Annual Procurement Plan and Contracts Awarded

  • CY 2015

a. Annual Procurement Plan

  • CY 2014

a. Annual Procurement Plan

b. Contracts Awarded and the name of contractors/suppliers/consultants

  • CY 2013

a. Annual Procurement Plan

b. Contracts Awarded and the name of contractors/suppliers/consultants

CY 2012

Reference no. 1901112

Reference no. 1901035

  • Resolutions declaring Failure of Bids

Reference no. 1901084

Reference no. 1963606

VII. NCCA Citizen’s Charter

VIII. Feedback