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.


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.

I. The Agency’s Mandates and Functions, Vision, Mission, and List of Officials
  1. Legal Mandate and Functions
  2. Vision and Mission
  3. Officials
II. Annual Financial Reports
  1. FAR No. 1: SAAOBDB (Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations Disbursements and Balances)
  2. Summary Report on Disbursements (Click on the year to expand)
  3. BAR No.1 – Quarterly Physical Report of Operations/Physical Plan
  4. FAR No.5 – Quarterly Report on Revenue and Other Receipts (Not Applicable)
  5. Financial Plan
III. DBM Approved Budget and Targets
  1. 2016 Budget
  2. 2016 Targets/MFOs/GAA Targets
IV. Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation

(Not Applicable)

  1. Projects and Programs 2016 (Not Applicable)
  2. Beneficiaries 2016 (Not Applicable)
  3. Status of Implementation 2016 (Not Applicable)
V. NEDA Annual Procurement Plan 2017
VI. System of Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals


Preliminary Guidelines on the Ranking of NEDA Delivery Units and Individuals in line with the Grant of Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for FY 2015

VII. Quality Management System Certified by international certifying body or Agency Operations Manual