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.
Source: Section 7.0, National Budget Circular No. 542, August 29, 2012.
BAI Compliance with Section 99 (Transparency Seal) R.A. No. 10964 (General Approproations Act 2018)
I. The agency's mandates and functions, vision and mission, names of its officials with their position and designation, and contact information.
a. The Agency's mandates and functions
b. Position, designation, and contact information
II. DBM Approved Budget and Corresponding Targets for FY 2018
b. GAA Performance Targets for FY 2018
III. Modifications made Pursuant to the General and Special Provisions in the FY 2018 GAA
IV. Annual Procurement Plan
V. Major Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation for FY 2018
VI. Annual Financial Reports
a. FAR No. 1: Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances (SAAOBDB)
b. BAR No. 1: Annual Physical Report of Operations / Physical Plan
VII. Annual Reports on the Status of Income Authorized by Law to be deposited outside the National Treasury
VIII. QMS Certification of at least One (1) Core Process by and International Certifying Body (ICB)
IX. System of Ranking Delivery Units
XI. Freedom of Information
c. FOI Reports