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.
I. Mandate, Functions and Officials
II. Annual Reports
III. Approved Budget and Corresponding Targets
IV. Major Programs and Projects
V. Program / Project Beneficiaries
VI. Status of Implementation and Program / Project Reports
VII. Annual Procurement Plan and Contracts Awarded
VIII.Good Governance Condition Certifications and Reports
DOST-ICTO Compliance with Sec. 93 (Transparency Seal) R.A. No. 10155 (General Appropriations Act FY 2012)
I. MANDATE, FUNCTIONS AND OFFICIALS
The agency’s mandates and functions, 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. ANNUAL REPORTS
Annual Reports, as required under National Budget Circular Nos. 507 and 507-A dated January 31, 2007 and June 12, 2007, respectively.
III. APPROVED BUDGET AND CORRESPONDING TARGETS
Approved budgets and corresponding targets immediately upon approval of GAA FY 2012.
IV. MAJOR PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS
Major Programs and Projects Categorized in Accordance with Five Key Result Areas Under E.O. No. 43, series of 2011.
V. PROGRAM/PROJECT BENEFICIARIES
Program/project’s beneficiaries as identified in the applicable special provisions.
VI. STATUS OF IMPLEMENTATION AND PROGRAM/PROJECT REPORTS
Status of implementation and program/project evaluation and/or assessment reports.
VII: ANNUAL PROCUREMENT PLAN AND CONTRACTS AWARDED
Annual procurement plan, contracts awarded and the name of contractors/suppliers/consultants.
VIII. GOOD GOVERNANCE CONDITION CERTIFICATIONS AND REPORTS