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Transparency Seal explained

In National Budget Circular No. 542, issued on August 29, 2012, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) reiterates compliance by all offices of the national government, including state universities and colleges, government-owned and controlled corporations, government financial institutions and local government units with Section 93, the Transparency Seal provision, of the General Appropriations Act of 2012, 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 Circular also declares that the respective heads of the agencies shall be responsible for ensuring compliance with this section.

The Circular directs that the Transparency Seal must be prominently displayed on the main page of the agency website, and linked to a page within the agency website that contains the aforementioned documents in downloadable format. 

Symbolism of the Transparency Seal 

A pearl that is 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, it seeks 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.DENR compliance with Sec. 93 of Republic Act No. 10155 (General Appropriations Act FY 2012)


DENR compliance with Transparency Seal


I.   DENR mandates and functions, names of officials with their positions and designations, and contact information

A. DENR mandates, vision, mission and functions

B. Directory of DENR R4 CALABARZON Officials


II. DBM Approved Budget and Targets

 A. DENR Budget FY 2018

B. Corresponding GAA Targets FY 2018


III. Modifications made pursuant to the general and special provisions in the FY2018 GAA


IV. Annual Procurement Plan

A. FY 2018 Indicative Annual Procurement Plan (APP-nonCSE) in the format prescribed under GPPB Circular No. 07-2015

B. FY 2019 Indicative Annual Procurement Plan (APP-nonCSE) in the format prescribed under GPPB Circular No. 07-2015

C. FY 2019 Annual Procurement Plan-Common-Use Supplies and Equipment (APP-CSE) as prescribed by DBM memo circular

D. FY 2018 Annual Procurement Plan-Common-Use Supplies and Equipment (APP-CSE) as prescribed by DBM memo circular


V. DENR Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries and Status of Implementation

A. National Greening Program (FY 2018)

B. Land Disposition (FY 2018)

C. Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) (FY 2018) (Not Applicable)


VI.   Annual Financial Reports

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

a.1. FY 2018 (Q1 / Q2 / Q3 / Q4)

a.2. FY 2017

a.3. FY 2016

a.4. FY 2015

a.5. FY 2014


B. BAR No. 1 - Quarterly Physical Report of Operations

b.1. FY 2018 (Q1 / Q2 / Q3 / Q4) 

b.2. FY 2017

b.3. FY 2016

b.4. FY 2015

b.5. FY 2014


C. BED No. 2 -  Physical Plan

c.1. FY 2018

c.2. FY 2017

c.3. FY 2016

c.4. FY 2015

c.5. FY 2014


Other Financial Accountability Reports (FY2018)

D. FAR No.1A. Summary of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances by Object of Expenditures (SAAODBOE) (Q1 / Q2 / Q3 / Q4) 

E. FAR No. 1B. List of Allotments and Sub-Allotments (LASA) (Q1 / Q2 / Q3 / Q4)

F. FAR No. 3. Aging of Due and Demandable Obligations (ADDO)

G. FAR No. 4. Monthly Report of Disbursements ( Jan / Feb / Mar ) - ( Apr / May / June ) - ( July / Aug / Sept ) - ( Oct / Nov / Dec )

H. FAR No. 5. Quarterly Report on Revenue and Other Receipts (Q1 / Q2 / Q3 / Q4)

I. BED No. 1.  Financial Plan


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

A. BP 100-B Statement of Other Receipts/Expenditures

DENR Off-Budget Account for 2019

DENR Off-Budget Account for 2018

DENR Off-Budget Account for 2017    

B. FAR No. 2. Statements of Approved budget, Utilizations, Disbursements and Balances (SABUDB) (Q1 / Q2 / Q3 / Q4)

C. FAR No. 2A. Summary of Approved Budget, utilizations, Disbursements and Balances by Object of Expenditures (SABUDBOE) (Q1 / Q2 / Q3 / Q4)


VIII. QMS Certification of at least one core process by any international organization approved by the Inter-Agency Task Force or ISO 9001:2015 aligned QMS documents

A. DENR Quality Policy 2016

B. Quality Management Manual 2016

C. Quality Management Manual Annexes 2016

D. Certification on the conduct of Internal Quality Audit

E. Minutes of the FY 2017 Management Review


IX. System of Ranking Delivery Units

A. Guidelines on Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals as Basis for granting the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for FY2018 (DENR memorandum Circular No. 2018-13)


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

 A. DENR Review and Compliance Procedure for SALN


 XI. Freedom of Information (per FOI memorandu, Circular No. 02 s., 2018);

A. DENR Freedom of Information (FOI) Manual (DAO-2016-29)

B. DENR Information Inventory

C. FY 2017 DENR FOI Summary Report

D. FY 2017 DENR FOI Registry

E. Screenshot of DENR Website containing a visible and functional FOI linked to e-FOI portal (

F. FY 2018 DENR FOI Summary Report (to be posted by January 31, 2019)

G. FY 2018 DENR FOI Registry (to be posted by January 31, 2019)

H. DENR FOI Certificate of Compliance (upon issuance of PCOO)


DENR Calabarzon, on alert for Ompong


          Power outage and water disruption. These are the expected consequences of the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong, estimated to make a landfall on the northern portion of the Philippine islands in less than 24 hours.

          In preparation, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon) is calling for volunteers to help.

          DENR Calabarzon Assistant Director for Technical Services, Arturo E. Fadriquela said the plan is to prepare their field personnel for two packaged services. The first package is to provide chainsaws with skilled operators and porters, and the second one is to deliver fully-charged generator sets.

          Fadriquela, the designated captain for the relief and rescue operations, said they will be in close coordination with the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) should their services be needed.

         “Kapag ang hiningi sa atin ay tumulong sa clearing ng area, ang gagawin lang pagpasok sa kalsada, may nakaharang (na puno) itabi, putol, itabi… Wala nang retrieval ‘yon, saka na ‘yon kasi mabilisan ‘yon e. Kailangan kasi ma-clear ‘yung daan para makapasok ang serbisyo, pagkain, tubig,” Fadriquela said.

          He also said they are looking into the possibility of providing go bags to the affected communities, and warm bodies to be of aid in other services. “Kung hindi naman apektado, maging available din ang mga tao natin kung saka-sakaling i-deploy sa mga repacking,” the assistant regional director said.

          “We would like to have an inventory of standby generators and water tanks that people can lend and we can mobilize in areas of greatest need so we are calling on people to let us know if they have one we can borrow” added DENR Calabarzon Director, Atty. Maria Paz G. Luna.

          With regard to the potential garbage accumulation, Luna said “we aim to have as close to a zero waste operation as possible because trash mounds in disaster areas turn into breeding places of pests and germs”.

          The relief and rescue operations are part of the Tayo ang Kalikasan program of the department.

          Willing volunteers may contact the DENR regional office through hotline numbers 09202068610 and 09553912684, email address This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or Facebook page @denr4aofficial.

          The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Service Administration (PAG-ASA) has raised public storm warning signal no. 1 for the entire region.

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