Transparency Seal

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.

NEDA Region VIII 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.  NEDA’s Legal Mandate
    b.  The NEDA Vision and Mission
    c.  Directory of Officials and Contact Information
II Annual Financial Reports
    a.  FAR No. 1:  Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligation Disbursements and Balances (SAAOBDB) – Current and Continuing Appropriations
         2021 – As of June 30
                    NRO   Current Appropriations
                    RDC    Current Appropriations
         2020 – As of December 31
                    NRO   Current Appropriations
                    RDC    Current Appropriations
         2020 – As of September 30
                    NRO   Current Appropriations
                    RDC   Current Appropriations
         2020 – As of June 30
                    NRO   Current Appropriations
                    RDC   Current Appropriations
         2020 – As of March 31
                    NRO   Current Appropriations
                    RDC   Current Appropriations
         2019 – As of December 31
                    NRO   Current Appropriations
                    RDC   Current Appropriations
         2018 – As of December 31
                    NRO   Current Appropriations
                    RDC   Current Appropriations
         2017 – As of December 31
                    NRO   Current Appropriations   Continuing Appropriations
                    RDC   Current Appropriations   Continuing Appropriations
         2016 – As of December 31
                    NRO   Current Appropriations   Continuing Appropriations
                    RDC   Current Appropriations   Continuing Appropriations
         2015 – As of December 31
                    NRO   Current Appropriations   Continuing Appropriations
                    RDC   Current Appropriations   Continuing Appropriations
         2014 – As of December 31
                    NRO   Current Appropriations   Continuing Appropriations
                    RDC   Current Appropriations   Continuing Appropriations
         2013 – As of December 31
                    NRO   Current Appropriations
                    RDC   Current Appropriations
     b.  Summary Report on Disbursements
          2021
                August
                July
                June
                May
                April
                March
                February
                January
          2020
                December
                November
                October
                September
                August
                July
                June
                May
                April
                March
                February
                January
          2019
                December
                November
                October
                September
                August
                July
                June
                May
                April
                March
                February
                January
          2018
                December       NRO     RDC
                November       NRO     RDC
                October            NRO     RDC
                September      NRO     RDC
                August               NRO     RDC
                July                     NRO     RDC
                June                   NRO     RDC
                May                    NRO     RDC
                April                   NRO     RDC
                March                 NRO     RDC
                February            NRO     RDC
                January              NRO     RDC
          2017
                December          NRO     RDC
                November          NRO     RDC
                October               NRO     RDC
                September          NRO     RDC
                August                 NRO     RDC
                July                      NRO     RDC
                June                     NRO     RDC
                May                      NRO     RDC
                April                     NRO     RDC
                March                   NRO     RDC
                February              NRO     RDC
                January                NRO     RDC
          2016
                December              NRO     RDC
                November              NRO     RDC
                October                  NRO     RDC
                September             NRO     RDC
                August                    NRO     RDC
                July                         NRO     RDC
                June                       NRO     RDC
                May                        NRO     RDC
                April                       NRO     RDC
                March                    NRO     RDC
                February               NRO     RDC
                January                 NRO     RDC
     
          2015
                NRO     RDC
     
          2014
                NRO     RDC
     
          2013
                December              NRO     RDC
                November             NRO     RDC
                October                  NRO     RDC
                September            NRO     RDC
                August                   NRO     RDC
                July                        NRO     RDC
                June                       NRO     RDC
                May                        NRO     RDC
                April                       NRO     RDC
                March                    NRO     RDC
                February               NRO     RDC
                January                 NRO     RDC
     
     c.  BAR No. 1:  Physical Report of Operations
          2019
                November
                October
                September
                August
                July
                June
                May
                April
                March
                February
                January
          2018
                December
                November
                October
                September
                August
                July
                June
                April – May
                Q1 (January – March)
          2017
                Q4 (October – December)
                Q3 (July – September)
                Q2 (April – June)
                Q1 (January – March)
          2016
                As of December 31
          2015
                As of December 31
          2014
                As of December 31
          2013
                Q4 (October – December)
                Q3 (July – September)
                Q2 (April – May)
                Q1 (January – March)
     
     d.  FAR No. 5:  Quarterly Report on Revenue and Other Receipts (Not Applicable)
     
     e.  Financial Plan
           2020        NRO      RDC
           2019        NRO      RDC
           2018        NRO      RDC
           2017        NRO      RDC
           2016        NRO      RDC
           2015        NRO      RDC
           2014        NRO      RDC
           2013        NRO      RDC
     
 III  DBM approved budgets and Targets
    Budget   2021   2020   2019
    Targets/MFOs/GAA Targets     2021   2020   2019
     
IV Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation
     a. Projects and Programs (Not Applicable)
     b. Beneficiaries (Not Applicable)
     c. Status of Implementation (Not Applicable)
     
V Annual Procurement Plan
  FY 2022 Annual Procurement Plan (APP-CSE)
  FY 2021 Annual Procurement Plan (APP-CSE) (APP-non CSE) (APP-non CSE – Indicative)
  FY 2020 Annual Procurement Plan (APP-CSE) (APP-non CSE)
  FY 2019 Annual Procurement Plan (APP-CSE) and (APP-non CSE)
  FY 2018 Annual Procurement Plan (APP-CSE) and (APP-non CSE)
  FY 2017 Annual Procurement Plan (APP-CSE and APP-non CSE)
     
  Procurement Monitoring Reports
  2021 (1st Semester)
  2020 (1st Semester) (2nd Semester)
  2019 (1st Semester) (2nd Semester)
   
VI

Quality Management Systems (QMS) Certification to ISO 9001:2015 issued by any of the certification bodies (CBs) accredited by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) members

NEDA Central Office ISO 9001:2015 Certificate covering the Appraisal of Program/Project Proposals and Facilitation of the Investment Coordination Committee (ICC) Action issued by AJA Registrars, Inc.

    ISO 9001:2015 Registration Certificate
    ISO 9001:2015 Registration Certificate
VII System of Ranking Delivery Units
    Preliminary Guidelines on the Ranking of NEDA Delivery Units and Individuals in line with the Grant of Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for FY 2020
    Preliminary Guidelines on the Ranking of NEDA Delivery Units and Individuals in line with the Grant of Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for FY 2019
    Preliminary Guidelines on the Ranking of NEDA Delivery Units and Individuals in line with the Grant of Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for FY 2018
    Preliminary Guidelines on the Ranking of NEDA Delivery Units and Individuals in line with the Grant of Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for FY 2017
     
VIII Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN)
    Review Process
    2020 COC SALN Submission
    2019 COC SALN Submission
     
IX Freedom of Information (FOI) Manual
    NEDA Freedom of Information Guidelines
    NEDA Citizen’s Manual
    2017-2020 NEDA FOI Reports
    One-page NEDA FOI Manual

Source: Finance and Administrative Division