|PHILIPPINE TRANSPARENCY SEAL
|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
FY 2012. 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 programs/
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
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.