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.

  1. Agency’s mandate and functions; names of its officials with their position and designation, and contact information
  2. DBM approved Budgets and Corresponding Targets
  3. Modifications made pursuant to the general and special provisions in the GAA
    • (Not Applicable)
  4. Annual Procurement Plan, Indicative APP non-CSE; and APP for Common-Supplies and Equipment (APP CSE)
  5. Major Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation
  6. Annual Financial Report
  7. Annual Reports on the Status of Income authorized by law to be deposited outside the National Treasury
    (Not Applicable)
  8. QMS Certification of at least one core process by an international certifying body (ICB)
  9. System of Ranking Delivery Units
  10. The Agency Review and Compliance Procedure of Statements and Financial Disclosures
    FY 2018
  11. The Final People’s Freedom to Information (FOI) Manual signed by head of agency; Agency Information Inventory; and FOI Summary Report, and FOI Registry