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Tuesday, 13 November 2012 17:28

The Philippines Transparency Seal

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.



DOST-PHIVOLCS Compliance with Sec. 91 (Transparency Seal) R.A.  No. 10633 (General Appropriations Act FY 2014)

I. 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. Financial and Physical Accountability Reports

         a.Annual Financial and Physical Plan

        b. Financial Accountability Reports (FARs)

        c. Report of Disbursement

         d. Report of Income

·       e.Statement of Allotments, Obligations and Balances (BAR 4)


IIIApproved budgets and Corresponding Targets

IV,V,VI. Major Programs and Projects, Beneficiaries and Status


VII. Annual Procurement Plan, Contracts awarded and the name of contractors/suppliers/consultants

a. Annual Procurement Plan

b. Contracts awarded and the name of contractors/suppliers/consultants


VIII. Good Governance Condition Certifications and Reports 

a. Transparency Seal Certification

b. PhilGEPS Certification

c. Report on Aging Cash Advance

d. Anti-Red Tape Act Compliance Certification (Citizens' Charter)

e. SALN Compliance

f. PBB Accomplishment Report