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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.

 

I. Agency’s Mandate, Vision, Mission and List of Officials

          A. Legal Mandate

                      1. NEDA

                      2. RDC

          B. The NEDA Mission and Vision

          C. Directory of NEDA 4-B Officials and Staff

II. Annual Financial Reports

       A. FAR No. 1: Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances (SAAOBDB) – Current and Continuing Appropriations

       NEDA MIMAROPA

                          2017:    4th Quarter

                                          3rd Quarter

                                          2nd Quarter

                                          1st Quarter

                          2016:    4th Quarter : 4th Quarter (continuing)

                                           3rd Quarter : 3rd Quarter (continuing)

                                           2nd Quarter  :  2nd Quarter (continuing)

                                           1st Quarter  :  1st Quarter (continuing)

       RDC MIMAROPA

                            2017:  4th Quarter

                                          3rd Quarter

                                          2nd Quarter

                                          1st Quarter

                            2016:  4th Quarter : 4th Quarter (continuing)

                                          3rd Quarter : 3rd Quarter (continuing)

                                          2nd Quarter

                                          1st Quarter

       B. Summary Report on Disbursements

                    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:    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: Quarterly Physical Report of Operations

                           2016:   4th Quarter

                                          3rd Quarter

                                          2nd Quarter

                                          1st Quarter

       D. FAR No. 5: Quarterly Report on Revenue and Other Receipts – Not Applicable

       E. Financial Plan

                      2017:          NRO            RDC

                      2016:          NRO              RDC

                      2015:          NRO               RDC

III. DBM Approved Budget and Targets

      A. Budget 2017

            Budget 2016 

IV. Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation

       A. Projects and Programs 2016 – Not Applicable

       B. Beneficiaries 2016 – Not Applicable

       C. Status of Implementation 2016 – Not Applicable

V. Annual Procurement Plan

                          CY 2017

                          CY 2016

VI. QMS ISO Certification for at least one core process by any international certifying body approved by the IATF or ISO-aligned QMS documents

Operations Manual on the ICC Approval Process and ICC Secretariat Appraisal of New and Ongoing Purely Government-Funded Programs and Projects

Annex 1 – ICC Guidelines and Procedures as of March 2005

Annex 2 – List ICC Requisite Documents

Annex 3 – ICC Checklist for New Proposals

Annex 4 – ICC Checklist for Re-evaluation of Ongoing Projects

Annex 5 – ICC Project Evaluation Procedures and Guidelines

Annex 6 – ICC Project Evaluation Report Format

Annex 7 – ICC Project Evaluation Matrix

Annex 8 – PIS Referral Template

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 2015