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, vision, mission and list of officials; (ii) annual finacial 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) projects, programs and activities, beneficiaries, and status of implementation; (v) annual procurement plan 2015; (vi) system of ranking delivery units and individuals; and (vii) quality management  system certified by international certifying body or agency operations manual.

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.


A pearl buried inside a tightly-shut shell is practically worthless. Government information is a pearl, meant to be shared with the publicin 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.

MGB Compliance with Sec. 93 (Transparency Seal) R.A.  No. 10155 (General Appropriations Act FY 2012)

I.  Agency’s mandate and functions; names of officials with their position, designation, and contact information

        A. MGB  Vision, Mission and Thrust

        B. MGB MIMAROPA Mandate and Functions

        C. MGB MIMAROPA Key Officials

II.  DBM Approved Budget and Corresponding Targets

                          II.a. Budget for FY 2018 (DBM Approved Budget and Corresponding Targets for FY 2018)                          

                          II.b. GAA Performance Targets (PPA-2018 WFP MIMAROPA)

III. Modification made pursuant to the general and special provisions in the FY 2018 GAA (Not Applicable)  

IV.  Annual Procurement Plan

                            A.1 CY 2019: (CSE); (NONE-CSE)

                            A.1 CY 2018: (CSE); (NONE-CSE)

                            A.1 CY 2017: (CSE); (NONE-CSE)

                            A.2 CY 2016: (PS Format); (GPPB Format)

                            A.3 CY 2015

                            A.4 CY 2014

                            A.5 CY 2013

                            A.6 CY 2012

V.  Major Projects, Programs and Activities

                            A. Major Projects, Programs 2018

                            B. Beneficiaries 2018

                            C. Status of Implementation 2018

VI.   Annual Financial Reports

       A.  FAR No. 1 - SAAOBDB (Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursement & Balances)                           

                           A.1 CY 2018: (1st Quarter);                          

                           A.2 CY 2017: (1st Quarter); (2nd Quarter); (3rd Quarter); (4th Quarter)

                           A.3 CY 2016: (1st Quarter); (2nd Quarter); (3rd Quarter); (4th Quarter)

                           A.4 CY 2015: (1st Quarter); (2nd Quarter); (3rd Quarter); (4th Quarter)

                           A.5 CY 2014

                           A.6 CY 2013

       B.   FAR No. 4 - Summary Report of Disbursements

                           B.1 CY 2018: (January); (February); (March); (April); (May);

                           B.2 CY 2017: (January); (February); (March); (April); (May); (June); (July)

                                                 (August)(September)(October); (November); (December)

                           B.3 CY 2016: (January); (February); (March); (April); (May); (June); (July); 

                                                  (August); (September); (October); (December)

                           B.4 CY 2015: (March); (June); (September); (December)

                           B.5 CY 2014

                           B.6 CY 2013

        C.  BAR No. 1 - Quarterly Physical Report of Operation

                          C.1 CY 2018: (1st Quarter); (2nd Quarter);

                          C.2 CY 2017: (1st Quarter); (2nd Quarter); (3rd Quarter); (4th Quarter)                         

                          C.3 CY 2016: (1st Quarter); (2nd Quarter); (3rd Quarter); (4th Quarter)

                          C.4 CY 2015: (1st Quarter); (2nd Quarter); (3rd Quarter); (4th Quarter)

                          C.5 CY 2014

                          C.6 CY 2013

        D.  BED No. 1 - Financial Plan

                            F.1 CY 2016

        E.  BED No. 2 - Physical Plan

                           D.1 CY 2018

                           D.2 CY 2017

        F.  FAR No. 5 - Quarterly Report on Revenue and Other Receipts                          

                            E.1 CY 2018: (1st Quarter);                           

                            E.2 CY 2017: (1st Quarter); (2nd Quarter); (3rd Quarter); (4th Quarter)

                            E.3 CY 2016: (1st Quarter); (2nd Quarter); (3rd Quarter); (4th Quarter)

                            E.4 CY 2015: (1st Quarter); (2nd Quarter); (3rd Quarter); (4th Quarter)

                            E.5 CY 2014

                            E.6 CY 2013

                            E.7 CY 2012

                            E.6 CY 2011

                            E.7 CY 2010

     MGB Approved Budgets

        A.  Approved Budget and Corresponding Targets

                           A.1 CY 2017

                           A.2 CY 2016

                           A.3 CY 2015

                           A.4 CY 2014

        B.  Approved Budget; General Appropriations Act                  

                           B.1 CY 2018: (GAA 2018 Vol. 1); (General Provisions)

                           B.2 CY 2017: (GAA 2017 Vol. 1); (General Provisions)                         

                           B.3 CY 2016: (GAA 2016 Vol. 1); (GAA 2016 Vol. 1.1); (General Provisions)

                           B.4 CY 2015: (GAA 2015 Volume I); (GAA 2015 Volume II); (General Provisions)

                           B.5 CY 2014: (2014); (General Provisions)

                           B.6 CY 2013

                           B.7 CY 2012

VII.    Annual Reports on the Status of Income authorized by law to be deposited outside the National Treasury (Not applicable)

VIII.  QMS Certification of at least one core process by an international certifying body

IX.  System of Ranking Delivery Units for FY 2018 PBB 

        A. DENR Memorandum Circular No.2016-10, Guidelines on Ranking Delivery Units as  Basis for Granting the Performance-Based Bonus for FY 2016

X.  The Agency Review and Compliance Procedure of Statements and Financial Disclosures

        A. SALN Certification

XI. The Final People’s Freedom to Information (FOI) Manual signed by the head of Agency