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:

  1. the agency’s mandates and functions, names of its officials with their position and designation, and contact information;
  2. 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;
  3. their respective approved budgets and corresponding targets immediately upon approval of this Act;
  4. major programs and projects categorized in accordance with the five key results areas under E.O. No. 43, s. 2011;
  5. the program/projects beneficiaries as identified in the applicable special provisions;
  6. status of implementation and program/project evaluation and/or assessment reports; and
  7. 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.

DOLE Compliance with Section 106 of the General Provisions of the FY 2019 General Appropriation Act (GAA):

I. Agency’s mandate and functions; names of its officials with their position and designation, and contact information
A. Mandate and Functions
B. Name, Position and Contact Information of Officials
C. Citizens Charter
D. Schedule of Fees
II. Annual Financial Reports (whole year as of December end of the year / 4th Quarter.)
A. Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances (SAAODB) – FAR No. 1
Current
FY 2020 1st Qtr
FY 2019 1st Qtr / 2nd Qtr / 3rd Qtr / 4th Qtr
FY 2018 1st Qtr / 2nd Qtr / 3rd Qtr / 4th Qtr
FY 2017 1st Qtr / 2nd Qtr / 3rd Qtr / 4th Qtr
FY 2016 1st Qtr / 2nd Qtr / 3rd Qtr / 4th Qtr
FY 2015 1st Qtr / 2nd Qtr / 3rd Qtr / 4th Qtr
FY 2014 3rd Qtr / 4th Qtr

Continuing
FY 2020 1st Qtr
FY 2019 1st Qtr / 2nd Qtr / 3rd Qtr / 4th Qtr
FY 2017 1st Qtr / 2nd Qtr / 3rd Qtr / 4th Qtr
FY 2016 1st Qtr / 2nd Qtr / 3rd Qtr / 4th Qtr
FY 2015 1st Qrt / 2nd Qtr / 3rd Qtr / 4th Qtr

B. Summary of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances by Object of Expenditure (SAAODBOE) – FAR No. 1-A
Current
FY 2020 1st Qtr
FY 2019 1st Qtr / 2nd Qtr / 3rd Qtr / 4th Qtr
FY 2018 1st Qtr / 2nd Qtr / 3rd Qtr / 4th Qtr
FY 2017 1st Qtr / 2nd Qtr / 3rd Qtr / 4th Qtr
FY 2016 1st Qtr / 2nd Qtr / 3rd Qtr / 4th Qtr
FY 2015 1st Qtr / 2nd Qtr / 3rd Qtr / 4th Qtr
FY 2014 3rd Qtr / 4th Qtr

Continuing
FY 2020 1st Qtr
FY 2019 1st Qtr / 2nd Qtr / 3rd Qtr / 4th Qtr
FY 2017 1st Qtr / 2nd Qtr / 3rd Qtr / 4th Qtr
FY 2016 1st Qtr / 2nd Qtr / 3rd Qtr / 4th Qtr
FY 2015 1st Qrt / 2nd Qtr / 3rd Qtr / 4th Qtr

C. List of Allotments and Sub-Allotments (LASA) – FAR No. 1-B
Current
FY 2020 1st Qtr
FY 2019 1st Qtr / 2nd Qtr / 3rd Qtr / 4th Qtr
FY 2018 1st Qtr / 2nd Qtr / 3rd Qtr / 4th Qtr
FY 2017 1st Qtr / 2nd Qtr / 3rd Qtr / 4th Qtr
FY 2016 1st Qtr / 2nd Qtr / 3rd Qtr / 4th Qtr
FY 2015 1st Qtr / 2nd Qtr / 3rd Qtr / 4th Qtr
FY 2014 3rd Qtr / 4th Qtr

Continuing
FY 2020 1st Qtr
FY 2019 1st Qtr / 2nd Qtr / 3rd Qtr / 4th Qtr
FY 2017 1st Qtr / 2nd Qtr / 3rd Qtr / 4th Qtr
FY 2016 1st Qtr / 2nd Qtr / 3rd Qtr / 4th Qtr
FY 2015 1st Qtr / 2nd Qtr / 3rd Qtr / 4th Qtr

D. Aging of Due and Demandable Obligations (ADDO) – FAR No. 3
FY 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014

E. Monthly Report of Disbursements (MRD) – FAR No. 4

FY 2020 Jan / Feb / Mar /
FY 2019 Jan / Feb / Mar / Apr / May / Jun / Jul / Aug / Sep / Oct / Nov / Dec
FY 2018 Jan / Feb / Mar / Apr / May / Jun / Jul / Aug / Sep / Oct / Nov /Dec
FY 2017 Jan / Feb / Mar / Apr / May / Jun / Jul / Aug / Sep /Oct / Nov / Dec
FY 2016 Jan / Feb / Mar / Apr / May / Jun / Jul / Aug / Sep / Oct / Nov / Dec
FY 2015 Jan / Feb / Mar / Apr / May / Jun / Jul / Aug / Sept/ Oct / Nov / Dec
FY 2014 3rd Qtr / 4th Qtr

F. Quarterly Report of Revenue and Other Receipts (QRROR) – FAR No. 5
FY 2020 1st Qtr
FY 2019 1st Qtr / 2nd Qtr / 3rd Qtr / 4th Qtr
FY 2018 1st Qtr / 2nd Qtr / 3rd Qtr / 4th Qtr
FY 2017 1st Qtr / 2nd Qtr / 3rd Qtr / 4th Qtr
FY 2016 1st Qtr / 2nd Qtr / 3rd Qtr / 4th Qtr
FY 2015 1st Qtr / 2nd Qtr / 3rd Qtr / 4th Qtr
FY 2014 3rd Qtr / 4th Qtr

G. 2014-2018 BAR No. 1 – Annual Physical Report of Operations / Physical Plan
Physical Plan 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 , 2012, 2011
Financial Plan 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
Monthly Cash Program 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
Estimated Monthly Income 2013, 2012, 2011
List of Not Yet Due and Demandable Obligations 2013, 2012, 2011

Quarterly Physical Report of Operations

FY 2020 1st Qtr
FY 2019 1st Qtr / 2nd Qtr / 3rd Qtr / 4th Qtr
FY 2018 1st Qtr / 2nd Qtr / 3rd Qtr / 4th Qtr
FY 2017 1st Qtr / 2nd Qtr / 3rd Qtr / 4th Qtr
FY 2016 1st Qtr / 2nd Qtr / 3rd Qtr / 4th Qtr
FY 2015 1st Qtr / 2nd Qtr / 3rd Qtr / 4th Qtr
FY 2014 1st Qtr / 2nd Qtr / 3rd Qtr / 4th Qtr
FY 2013 1st Qtr / 2nd Qtr / 3rd Qtr / 4th Qtr
FY 2012 1st Semester / 2nd Semester

III. DBM Approved Budget and Corresponding Targets for FY 2018

A. GAA 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014
B. OPCR 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

IV. Major Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation for FY 2018

A. Major Projects, Programs 2018
B. Beneficiaries 2018

a. SPES 2019, 2018
b. GIP 2018 SPF, CHILD LABOR, A TEACHER

GIP 2019 1st Qtr, 2nd Qtr, 3rd Qtr

c. TUPAD 2018, 2019

C. Status of Implementation Livelihood 2019, 2018

VI. QMS Certification of at least one core process by an international certifying body
The Agency Review and Compliance Procedure of Statements and Financial Disclosures
Additional Transparency Compliance

Further, the Transparency seal shall also be inclusive with the following additional information:

A. Status of Cases, as required under Administrative Order No. 340, s. 2013

a. Pending Cases – 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
b. Released Decision – 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
c. Cases with Entry of Judgment – 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

B. COA Annual Audit Report 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

C. Invitation to Bid

Supply and Delivery of ICT Equipment
Procurement Monitoring Report 2018, 2019
DOLE Notice of Vacancy June 2017, August 2017, July 2018, September 2018, May 2019, July 2019, October 2019
Notice to Public (Qualified Applicants) July 2019, Sep 2019