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.


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.

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


a.   Mandate, Vision, Mission
b.   List of Key Officials


a.  Budget 2019
     Budget 2018
     Budget 2017
b.  Approved Targets 2019
     Approved Targets 2018
     Approved Targets 2017     

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


V.  Major Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation - ( Not Applicable )


      a. FAR No. 1: SAAOBDB (Statement of Appropriations, Allotment, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances)

      CY 2019: (1st Quarter); (2nd Quarter); (3rd Quarter); (4th Quarter)
      FY 2018 Fund 101 Current Yr Appropriation
      FY 2018 Fund 338
      FY 2017 Fund 101 Current Yr Appropriation
      FY 2017 Fund 101 Continuing Appropriation
      FY 2017 Fund 338
      FY 2016 Fund 101 Current Yr Appropriation
       FY 2015 Fund 101 Current Yr Appropriation
        FY 2014 Fund 101 Current Yr Appropriation
        FY 2013 Fund 101 Current Yr Appropriation

      b. BAR No. 1: Quarterly Physical Report of Operations/Physical Plan  

              CY 2019: (1st Quarter); (2nd Quarter); (3rd Quarter);  (4th Quarter)
              FY 2018
              FY 2017
              FY 2016
              FY 2015
              FY 2014


c. BED No. 2: Physical Plan
      FY 2020 Physical Plan
      FY 2019 Physical Plan
      FY 2018 Physical Plan

d. FAR No. 1A: Summary of Appropriations, Allotment, Obligations, Disbursements, and Balances by Object of Expenditures (SAAODBOE)

      CY 2019: (1st Quarter); (2nd Quarter); (3rd Quarter); (4th Quarter)  
       FAR No.1A Fund 101 Current Yr Appropriation

e. FAR No. 1B: List of Allotment and Sub-Allotment (LASA)
    CY:(1st Quarter); (2nd Quarter); (3rd Quarter); (4th Quarter)
FY 2018 FAR No.1-B

f. FAR No. 3: Aging of Due and Demandable Obligations (ADDO) NONE

g. FAR No. 4. Summary Reports of Disbursements

      FY 2019 Fund 101 (January); (February); (March); (April); (May); (June);
                                  (July); (Aug) (Sept)(Oct) (Nov) (Dec)
      FY 2019 Fund 338 (July);(Aug) (Sept)(Oct) (Nov) (Dec)
      FY 2018 Fund 101 (January); (February); (March); (April); (May); (June);
July); (August); (September); (October); (November); (December)
      FY 2018 Fund 338 (April); (May); (June);
July); (August); (September); (October); (November); (December)

      FY 2018 Fund 101
           First Quarter:      January February March 
           Second Quarter: April May June 
           Third Quarter:     July August
           Fourth Quarter: October November December
      FY 2018 Fund 338
           First Quarter: 
           Second Quarter: April May June
           Third Quarter:     July August
           Fourth Quarter: October November December
      FY 2017 Fund 101
      FY 2017 Fund 338
      FY 2016
      FY 2015
      FY 2014
      FY 2013

 h. FAR No. 5: Quarterly Report on Revenue and Other Receipts

      CY 2019:(1st Quarter); (2nd Quarter); (3rd Quarter); ( 4th Quarter)
      CY 2018:(1st Quarter); (2nd Quarter); (3rd Quarter);(4th Quarter)
      FY 2017
      FY 2016
      FY 2015
      FY 2014
      FY 2013        

 i. BED 1: Financial Plan

      FY 2020
      FY 2019
      FY 2018
      FY 2017
      FY 2016
      FY 2015
      FY 2014                                                                                                                                                      

 VII. Annual Reports on the Status of Income authorized by law to be deposited outside the National Treasury, Including the legal basis, beginning balance, income collected and its sources, expenditures and ending balance. (Not Applicable)

              MGB Quality, Environment, Health and Safety Policy
              QEHS Manual
              Certificate of registration for the ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 & OHSAS 18001:2007
              Minutes of the 2017 Management Review


     a   Guidelines on the Grant of Performance-Based Bonus for FY 2019
     b.  Guidelines on Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals as Basis for granting the Performamce-Based Bonus (PBB) for FY 2018 - ( DMC No 2018-13)
     c.  Guidelines on Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals as Basis for granting the Performamce-Based Bonus (PBB) for FY 2018 - ( DMC No 2018-1)
     d.  Supplemental Guidelines on Ranking of Delivery Units as basis for the Grant of the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for CY2016 (DENR Memorandum Circular No 2016-12)
     e. Guidelines on Rankng Delivery Units as basis for Grating the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for FY 2017 - DENR PBB Guidelines presented to senior officials and for endorsement to the Secretary for Approval

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

  1. MGB Review and Compliance Procedure for SALN 2018

XI. Freedom of Information Manual (per FOI Memorandum Circular No. 4 s. 2017)
        a. DENR Freedom of Information (Manual (DAO-2016-29)
        b. DENR Information Inventory
        c. (2019 FOI Registry 1st Quarter Report for MGB ROII); (2019 FOI Registry Reports for 2nd Quarter for MGB ROII)
            (2019 FOI Registry Reports for 3rd Quarter for MGB ROII); (2019 FOI Registry Reports for 4th Quarter for MGB ROII)
        d. FY 2018 MGB FOI Summary Report
        e. FY 2017-2018 MGB FOI Registry
        f. Screenshot of MGB Region 02 website containing a visible and functional FOI logo link to e-FOI portal 
        g.  2019 FOI Summary Report           
        h. 2019 FOI Registry 1st Quarter Report for MGB ROII
        i. DENR FOI Certificate of Compliance (MC 2017-1, Sec. 5)ENR FOI Certificate of Compliance (MC 2017-1, Sec. 5)