Transparency Seal NBC542

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.

DBM Compliance with Sec. 93 (Transparency Seal) R.A.  No. 10155 (General Appropriations Act FY 2012)

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

MANDATE

The DILG-ARMM is mandated to assist the Regional Governor in the exercise of general supervision over local government units, promote peace and order, ensure public safety, develop and strengthen local government capabilities to promote local autonomy, decentralization, community empowerment aimed towards the effective delivery of basic services to inhabitants of the region.

 

VISION

With the guidance of Almighty God, the DILG-ARMM is a unified organization with responsible and committed personnel providing excellent services towards empowered local government units and citizenry led by righteous and responsive leaders in an environment of good governance and lasting peace.

 

MISSION

The Department shall strengthen the capabilities of local government units, ensure active participation of citizenry, and promote conflict free and resilient communities through pro-active and professionalized civil servants.

b. Position, designation and contact information (***Please see menu on CONTACTS)

II.     Annual Report

             a.  Statement of Allotment, Obligation and Balances

                       a.1 FY 2016

                             1st Quarter

                        a.2 FY 2015 (as of January 19, 2016)

                              1st Quarter            2nd Quarter          3rd Quarter       4th Quarter(released Jan. '16)

                        a.3 FY 2014 (As of December 31, 2014)

                              1st Quarter            2nd Quarter           3rd Quarter        4th Quarter

                        a.4 FY 2013 (as of December 31, 2013)

                              1st Quarter             2nd Quarter           3rd Quarter        4th Quarter

                        a.5 FY 2012 (as of December 31, 2012)

                              1st Quarter            2nd Quarter            3rd Quarter        4th Quarter

            b. Disbursement and Income

                     b.1 Disbursement

                        b.1.1 FY 2016

                                1st Quarter

                         b.1.2 FY 2015 (as of January 19, 2016)

                                1st Quarter           2nd Quarter        3rd Quarter           4th Quarter(released Jan. '16)

                         b.1.3 FY 2014 (as of December 31, 2014)

                                1st Quarter           2nd Quarter        3rd Quarter           4th Quarter

                         b.1.4 FY 2013 (as of December 31, 2013)

1st Quarter         2nd Quarter         3rd Quarter            4th Quarter b.1.5 FY 2012 (as of December 31, 2012)

1st Quarter         2nd Quarter         3rd Quarter           4th Quarter b.1.6 FY 2011 (as of December 31, 2011) b.1.7 FY 2010 (as of December 31, 2010)

                         b.1.8 FY 2009 (as of December 31, 2009)

            b.2 Income (***Not Applicable, not an income generating office***)

            c.  Physical Plan

                    c.1 FY 2016

                    c.2 FY 2015

                    c.3 FY 2014

                    c.4 FY 2013

                    c.5 FY 2012

                    c.6 FY 2011

                    c.7 FY 2010

            d.  Financial Report of Operation

                    d.1 FY 2016

                         1st Quarter

                    d.1 FY 2015 (as of January 19, 2016)

                          1st Quarter           2nd Quarter          3rd Quarter         4th Quarter(released Jan. '16)

                    d.2  FY 2014 (as of December 31, 2014)

                    d.3  FY 2013 (as of December 31, 2013)

                           1st Quarter          2nd Quarter          3rd Quarter          4th Quarter

                    d.4  FY 2012 (as of December 31, 2012)

                           1st Quarter          2nd Quarter          3rd Quarter          4th Quarter

             E.     Financial Plan FY 2016

                           1st Quarter

                     Financial Plan FY 2015

                            1st Quarter         2nd Quarter          3rd Quarter           4th Quarter(released Jan. '16)

III.  DBM approved budgets 

              a. DBM Approved Budget 2016

              a. DBM Approved Budget 2015

              b. DBM Approved Budget 2014

              c. DBM Approved Budget 2013

              d. DBM Approved Budget 2012

IV. Corresponding Targets

             a. Corresponding Targets 2016

             a. Corresponding Targets 2015

             b. Corresponding Targets 2014

V. List of ABM/SAROs/Sub-allotment Release Orders

              a FY 2016 

                      1st Quarter

              a. FY 2015 

                      1st Quarter            2nd Quarter           3rd Quarter            4th Quarter

              b. FY 2014(As of December 31, 2014)

              c. FY 2013

VI. Major program/projects categorized in accordance with the five key results areas under E.O. No. 43, s.2011 (***Please see menu on PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS)

VII.  The program/projects beneficiaries as identified in the applicable special provisions (Not Applicable)

VIII. Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementations(Not Applicable, No projects for the Current  Year)

              a. Projects and Programs

              b. Beneficiaries

              c. Status of Implementation

IX. Annual Procurement Plan, Contracts awarded and the name of contractors/suppliers/consultants  

          a. Annual Procurement Plan FY 2016

          b. Annual Procurement Plan FY 2015                 

          c.  Annual Procurement Plan FY 2014

          d. Annual Procurement Plan FY 2013

          e. Contracts awarded and the name of contractors/suppliers/consultant's

 X.  System of Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals 

 XI. Quality Management System Certified by international certifying body or Agency Operations Manual(released Jan. '16)

XII. Calendar Of Activities 2015(released Jan. '16)

XIII. Organizational Structure
(released Jan. '16)

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