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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.   Annual Financial Reports

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

a.1. FY 2021 (Q1 / Q2 / Q3 / Q4)

a.2. FY 2020 (Q1 / Q2 / Q3 / Q4)

a.3. FY 2019

a.4. FY 2018

a.5. FY 2017

a.6. FY 2016

a.7. FY 2015


B. FAR No. 4. 

         b.1  Monthly Report of Disbursements 2021 ( Jan / Feb / Mar, Mar (Revised)) - ( Apr May / June, June (Revised)) - ( July / Aug / Sept ) - ( Oct / Nov / Dec )

         b.2  Monthly Report of Disbursements 2020Jan / Feb Mar ) - ( Apr / May / June ) - ( July / Aug / Sept ) - ( Oct / Nov / Dec )

         b.3. FY 2019

         b.4. FY 2018

          b.5. FY 2017

          b.6. FY 2016

          b.7. FY 2015


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

c.1. FY 2021 (Q1 / Q2 / Q3 / Q4)

c.2. FY 2020 (Q1 / Q2 / Q3 / Q4)

c.3. FY 2019

                c.4. FY 2018

c.5. FY 2017

c.6. FY 2016

c.7. FY 2015

D. BED No. 2 -  Physical Plan

                 d.1. FY 2021 (Approved FY 2021)

                 d.2. FY 2020 (Approved FY 2020)

d.3. FY 2019

d.3. FY 2018

d.5. FY 2017

d.6. FY 2016

d.7. FY 2015

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

        e.1. FY 2021 (Q1 / Q2 / Q3 / Q4)

        e.2. FY 2020 (Q1 / Q2  / Q3 / Q4)

        e.3. FY 2019

e.1. FY 2018

e.5. FY 2017

e.6. FY 2016

e.7. FY 2015


 I. BED No. 1.  Financial Plan

                 e.1  FY 2021, (2021 FP signed and received by CO)

e.2. FY 2020

e.3. FY 2019

e.4. FY 2018

e.5. FY 2017

e.6. FY 2016

e.7. FY 2015


III. DBM Approved Budget and Targets

A. DENR Budget FY 2020 , FY 2021

B. Corresponding GAA Targets FY 2020 , FY 2021


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

A. National Greening Program 2020, (2021Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4)

B. Land Disposition 2020, (2021Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4) 

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


V. Annual Procurement Plan

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

B.FY 2020 Indicative Annual Procurement Plan (APP-non-CSE) in the format prescribed under GPPB Circular No. 07-2015

                B.1 2020 Non-CSE Rizal Province

C. FY 2020 Revised Annual Procurement Plan (non-CSE) based on GAA

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

F. FY 2020 Annual Procurement Plan-Common-Use Supplies and Equipment (APP-CSE) as prescribed by DBM memo circular

G. FY 2021 Annual Procurement Plan-Common-Use Supplies and Equipment (APP-CSE) Regional Office as prescribed by DBM memo circular

              G.1. FY 2021 Annual Procurement Plan-Common-Use Supplies and Equipment (APP-CSE) Batangas Province 

              G.2. FY 2021 Annual Procurement Plan-Common-Use Supplies and Equipment (APP-CSE) Cavite Province                    

              G.3. FY 2021 Annual Procurement Plan-Common-Use Supplies and Equipment (APP-CSE) Rizal Province 

              G.4. FY 2021 Annual Procurement Plan-Common-Use Supplies and Equipment (APP-CSE) Quezon Province

              G.5. FY 2021 Annual Procurement Plan-Common-Use Supplies and Equipment (APP-CSE) Laguna Province 

H. FY 2020 Annual Procurement Plan for RLTA

         I. FY 2020 Annual Procurement Plan 1st Semester Updated

            FY 2020 Annual Procurement Plan 2nd Semester Updated

         J. FY 2021 Indicative Annual Procurement Plan (APP Non-CSE) Regional Office

                J.1 FY 2021 Indicative Annual Procurement Plan (APP Non-CSE) Batangas Province

                J.2 FY 2021 Indicative Annual Procurement Plan (APP Non-CSE) Cavite Province

                J.3 FY 2021 Indicative Annual Procurement Plan (APP Non-CSE) Rizal Province

                J.4 FY 2021 Indicative Annual Procurement Plan (APP Non-CSE) Quezon Province

                J.5 FY 2021 Indicative Annual Procurement Plan (APP Non-CSE) Laguna Province


VI. 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

B. Quality Management Manual

C. Quality Management Manual Annexes

D. QMS ISO Registration Certificates


VII. System of Ranking Delivery Units

A. Guidelines on Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals as Basis for granting the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for FY2020 (DENR Memorandum Circular No. 2020-09)

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

 A. DENR Review and Compliance Procedure for SALN

 IX. Freedom of Information (per FOI memorandum, Circular No. 02 s., 2018);

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

B. Consolidated FOI Reports

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

D. Modified One-Page FOI Manual





2019 FOI

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

B. DENR Information Inventory

C. FY 2019 DENR FOI Summary Report

D. FY 2019 DENR FOI Registry

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

F. DENR FOI Certificate of Compliance



To promote transparency in the DENR with regard to the manner of transacting with the public through the simplification of frontline service procedures, formulation of service standards for every transaction, and making these known to the customer.



The Department is the primary agency responsible for the conservation, management, development, and proper use of the country’s environment and natural resources, specifically forest and grazing lands, mineral resources, including those in reservation and watershed areas, and lands of the public domain, as well as the licensing and regulation of all natural resources as may be provided for by law in order to ensure equitable sharing of the benefits derived therefrom for the welfare of the present and future generations of Filipinos.

To accomplish this mandate, the Department shall be guided by the following objectives:

  • Assure the availability and sustainability of the country's natural resources through judicious use and systematic restoration or replacement, whenever possible;
  • Increase the productivity of natural resources in order to meet the demands for forest, mineral, and land resources if a growing population;
  • Enhance the contribution of natural resources for achieving national economic and social development;
  • Promote equitable access to natural resources by the different sectors of the population; and
  • Conserve specific terrestrial and marine areas representative of the Philippine natural and cultural heritage for present and future generations.



A nation enjoying and sustaining its natural resources and a clean and healthy environment.



To mobilize our citizenry in protecting, conserving, and managing the environment and natural resources for the present and future generations.


In pursuit of the foregoing, the  fast, efficient and satisfactory performance of the following frontline services of the DENR may be demanded by customers:

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Admin, Finance and Legal Sector (Internal and External Services)

R4A-AF-01 - Issuance of Order of Payment (License, Permits, Certification, Bid Documents, Cash Bond)

R4A-AF-02 - Approval of Purchase Request/Job Order Request

R4A-AF-03 - Issuance of Certification of Finality for Forestry Cases

R4A-AF-04 - Issuance of Certification of Finality for Land Claims and Conflicts

R4A-AF-05 - Issuance of Certified True Copy of Documents

R4A-AF-06 - Approval of Leave Application

R4A-AF-07 - Endorsement of Rehabilitation Leave Application

R4A-AF-08 - Issuance of Travel Authority (Personal Travel)

R4A-AF-09 - Issuance of Certification (No Pending or With Pending Administrative Case) to DENR4A Personnel


Forestry Sector (External Services)

R4A-F-01 - Issuance of Certificate of Registration as Lumber Dealer/ Certificate of Registration as Importer of Lumber and Wood Materials

R4A-F-02 - Issuance of Certification for the Transport of Non-Timber Forest Product Except Rattan


Lands Sector (External Services)

R4A-L-01 - Issuance of Approved Survey Plan (LAMS-IVAS)

R4A-L-02 - Issuance of Certified Corrected Technical Description of Previously Approved Survey Plan

R4A-L-03 - Issuance of Certified True Copy/Plain Copy of Land Records (Cadastral Maps, Survey Plan, Lot Data Computations, Lot Descriptions)

R4A-L-04 - Issuance of Certified Sepia Copy of Approved Plan

R4A-L-05 - Issuance of Certification of Geographic Position Grid/Plane Coordinates

R4A-L-06 - Issuance of Order of Rejection

R4A-L-07 - Issuance of Order of Cancellation of Approved Survey Plan/s

R4A-L-08 - Issuance of Certification of Status of Lot/Plan (If With Previously Approved)

R4A-L-09 - Processing of Foreshore/Miscellaneous Lease Agreement/Contract

R4A-L-10 - Issuance of Provisional Permit for Foreshore Area Covered by Foreshore/Miscellaneous Lease Application

R4A-L-11 - Issuance of Revocable Permit for Foreshore Areas Not Covered by Foreshore/Miscellaneous Lease Application



R4A-B-01 - Issuance of Wildlife Farm Permit - Small Scale Farming (Project Cost is PhP1.5million and Below)

R4A-B-02 - Issuance of Wildlife Farm Permit - Medium to Large Scale Farming (with capital PhP1.5million and above)

R4A-B-03 - Issuance of Certificate of Wildlife Registration (CWR)

R4A-B-04 - Issuance of Local Transport Permit (LTP)

R4A-B-05 - Issuance of Special Local Transport Permit (SLTP)





Admin, Finance Sector (Internal and External Services)

RO-AF-01 - Issuance of Certification of No Records/Appeal/Motion for Reconsideration, etc.

RO-AF-02 - Document Authentication for General Circulation Documents*

RO-AF-04 - Processing as to Availability of funds of Purchase order, job Order, Contract of Service and Other Contracts

RO-AF-05 - Processing of Payment of Claims


Admin, Finance Sector (External Services)

RO-AF-03 - Sale of Bidding Documents


Forestry Sector (External Services)

RO-F-01 - Issuance of Certificate of Tree Plantation Ownership (CTPO)

RO-F-02 - Issuance of Self-Monitoring Form (SMF)

RO-F-03 - Issuance of Certificate of Verification (COV) for the Transport of Planted and Non-Premium Trees within Private Land, Non-timber Forest Products except Rattan, and Wood Processing Plant (WPP) to other WPP

RO-F-04 - Application for Chainsaw Registration

RO-F-05 - Issuance of Tree Cutting and/or Earthballing Permit for DPWH Projects

RO-F-06 - Issuance of Tree Cutting Permit for Planted Trees (Tenured Forestland or Private Land), or Trees (Planted or naturally Grown) that Pose Threat to Human Lives and Properties

RO-F-07 - Issuance of Private Land Timber Permit (PLTP) for Non-Premium Species, or Special PLTP (SPLTP) for Premium/Naturally-Frown Trees within Private/Titled Lands


Lands Sector (External Services)

RO-L-01 - Issuance of Certification of Land Status and/or Certification of Survey Claimant

RO-L-02 - Issuance of Survey Authority

RO-L-03 - Application for Free Patent (Agricultural)

RO-L-04 - Application for Free Patent (Residential)



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