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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.

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.

PhilFIDA Compliance with Sec. 93 (Transparency Seal) R.A. No. 10717 (General Appropriations ACT FY 2016)

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

          a. The agency's mandates and functions

          b. Position, designation and contact information

II. Annual Report

          a. Financial Accountability Report

                 a.1. Summary of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances

                     a.1.1. FY 2015

                          a.1.1.1. FAR 1_1-A (4th Qtr)

                          a.1.1.2. FAR No. 1-B

                     a.1.2. FY 2016

                          a.1.2.1. FAR No. 1 - SAAOBDB 2016

                          a.1.2.2. FAR No. 1-B 2016

                          a.1.2.3. SAAOBDB 2016 (by Object of Expenditures)

                  a.2. Summary Report on Disbursements

                      a.2.1. FAR No. 4 - Summary Report of Disbursements 2013

                      a.2.2. FAR No. 4 - Summary Report of Disbursements 2014

                      a.2.3. FAR No. 4 - Summary Report of Disbursements 2015

                      a.2.4. FAR No. 4 - Summary Report of Disbursements 2016

                  a.3. Quarterly Report on Revenue and Other Receipts

                      a.3.1. FAR No. 5 - Quarterly Report of Income 2013

                      a.3.2. FAR No. 5 - Quarterly Report of Income 2014 (Mar & Jun)

                      a.3.3. FAR No. 5 - Quarterly Report of Revenue and Other Receipts 2014 (4th Qtr)

                      a.3.4. FAR No. 5 - Quarterly Report of Revenue and Other Receipts 2015

                      a.3.5. FAR No. 5 - Quarterly Report of Revenue and Other Receipts 2016

          b. Statement of Allotment, Obligation and Balances

                 b.1. FY 2014   

          c. Quarterly Physical Report of Operations / Physical Plan

                 c.1.  FY 2014 BAR No. 1 (Cotton)

                 c.2.  FY 2014 BAR No. 1 (FIDA)

                 c.3.  FY 2015 BAR No. 1

                 c.4.  FY 2016 BAR No. 1

          d. Financial Plan

                    d.1. FY 2013

                    d.2. FY 2014

                    d.3. FY 2015

                    d.4. FY 2016

          e. Physical and Financial Plan

                     e.1. FY 2017

III. PhilFIDA approved budgets and Corresponding targets

                 a. Approved budgets

                      a.1. FY 2013

                      a.2. FY 2014

                      a.3. FY 2016

                  b. Targets/MFOs/GAA targets

                      b.1. FY 2015

                      b.2. FY 2016

                      b.3. FY 2017

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

                 a.  FY 2014 (Cotton)

                 b.  FY 2014 (FIDA)

                 c.  FY 2015

                 d.  FY 2016

V. Annual Procurement Plan

                 a. FY 2014

                 b. FY 2015

                 c. FY 2016

                 d. FY 2017

VI. Consolidated Procurement Monitoring Report

                 a. FY 2015

VII. Agency Procurement Compliance and Performance Indicator

                 a. FY 2015

VIII. Guidelines on the Ranking of Philippines Fiber Industry Development Authority (PhilFIDA) personnel as basis for the granting of Performance Based Bonus (PBB) in FY 2016.
                 a. FY 2016

IX. Management Accountability Report Card

                 a. FY 2016 PhilFIDA MARC-1

                 b. FY 2016 PhilFIDA MARC-2