The Philippine 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.
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 of the General Appropriations Act of FY 2012, to wit:
I. The agency's mandates and functions, names of its officials with their position and designation, and contact information
IV. Major programs /Projects categorized in accordance with the five key results areas under EO No. 43, s. 2011
V. Programs, project beneficiaries, status of implementation

Programs, project beneficiaries,

FORM B Accomplishment

VI. Annual Procurement Plan, Contracts Awarded and names of Contractors/Suppliers/Consultants


Annual Procurement Plan

Contracts Awarded

VII. System of Ranking, Delivery Units and Individuals
IX. Good Governance Conditions

People’s Freedom of Information

Certificate of Compliance – (New Edition)

Certificate of Compliance – Transparency Seal

Certificate of Compliance – PhilGEPS Posting

Certificate of Compliance – ARTA (Anti-Red Tape Act. of 2007)

Certificate of Compliance – SALN

Certificate of Compliance – Report on Ageing of Cash Advances


Philippine Transparency Seal