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)

I. Agency’s mandate and functions; names of officials with their position, designation, and contact information

A. DENR Mandate, Mission, and Vision
B. MGB Mandates and Functions
C. MGB Vision, Mission and Thrust
D. Position, designation and contact information

II. DBM Approved Budget and Corresponding Targets

A. Approved Budget - General Appropriations Act

A1. FY 2022
 FY 2021
FY 2020
FY 2019
FY 2018
A6. FY 2017
A7. FY 2016

B. Work and Financial Plan

B1. FY2022
B2. FY2021
B3. FY2020
B4. FY2019

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

IV. Annual Procurement Plan

C. FY 2020
D. FY 2019
E. FY 2018
F.  FY 2017
G. FY 2016

V. Annual Financial Reports

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

A1. CY 2022: (1st Quarter); (2nd Quarter); (3rd Quarter); (4th Quarter)
A2. CY 2021: (1st Quarter); (2nd Quarter); (3rd Quarter); (4th Quarter)
A3. CY 2020: (1st Quarter); (2nd Quarter); (3rd Quarter); (4th Quarter)
A4. CY 2019: (1st Quarter); (2nd Quarter); (3rd Quarter); (4th Quarter)
A5. CY 2018: (1st Quarter); (2nd Quarter); (3rd Quarter); (4th Quarter)
A6. CY 2017: (1st Quarter); (2nd Quarter); (3rd Quarter); (4th Quarter
A7. CY 2016:

Fund 101 - (Q1); (Q2); (Q3); (Q4); 
Fund 338 - (Q1); (Q2); (Q3); (Q4); 
Fund 407 - (Q1); (Q2); (Q3); (Q4);

A8. CY 2015
A9. CY 2014

B.  FAR No. 4 - Summary Report of Disbursements

B1. CY 2022: (JAN); (FEB); (MAR); (APR); (MAY); (JUN); (JUL); (AUG); (SEP); (OCT); (NOV); (DEC)
B2. CY 2021: (JAN); (FEB); (MAR); (APR); (MAY); (JUN); (JUL); (AUG); (SEP); (OCT); (NOV); (DEC)
B3. CY 2020: (JAN); (FEB); (MAR); (APR); (MAY); (JUN); (JUL); (AUG); (SEP); (OCT); (NOV); (DEC)
B4. CY 2019: (JAN); (FEB); (MAR); (APR); (MAY); (JUN); (JUL); (AUG); (SEP); (OCT); (NOV); (DEC)
B5. CY 2018: (JAN); (FEB); (MAR); (APR); (MAY); (JUN); (JUL); (AUG); (SEP); (OCT); (NOV); (DEC)
B6. CY 2017: (JAN); (FEB); (MAR); (APR); (MAY); (JUN); (JUL); (AUG); (SEP); (OCT); (NOV); (DEC)
B7. CY 2016: (JAN); (FEB); (MAR); (APR); (MAY); (JUN); (JUL); (AUG); (SEP); (OCT); (NOV); (DEC)
B8. CY 2015
B9. CY 2014

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

C1. FY2022(1st Quarter); (2nd Quarter); (3rd Quarter); (4th Quarter)
FY2021: (1st Quarter); (2nd Quarter); (3rd Quarter); (4th Quarter)
FY2020: (1st Quarter); (2nd Quarter); (3rd Quarter); (4th Quarter)
FY2019(1st Quarter); (2nd Quarter); (3rd Quarter); (4th Quarter)
C5. FY2018(1st Quarter); (2nd Quarter); (3rd Quarter); (4th Quarter)
C6. FY2017(1st Quarter); (2nd Quarter); (3rd Quarter); (4th Quarter)

D.  BED No. 1 - Financial Plan

D1. FY2022
D3. FY2020

E.  BED No. 2 -
Physical Plan

E1. FY2022
E3. FY2020
E5. FY2018
E6. FY2017
E7. FY2016
E8. FY2016
E9. FY2015
E10. FY2014
E11. FY2013
E12. FY2012
E13. FY2011
E14. FY2010

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

FY 2022 (Q1) ; (Q2) ; (Q3) ; (Q4)
FY 2021 (Q1) ; (Q2) ; (Q3) ; (Q4)
FY 2020 (Q1) ; (Q2) ; (Q3) ; (Q4)
FY 2019 (Q1) ; (Q2) ; (Q3) ; (Q4)
FY 2018 (Q1) ; (Q2) ; (Q3) ; (Q4)
FY 2017 (Q1) ; (Q2) ; (Q3) ; (Q4)
FY 2016 (Q1) ; (Q2) ; (Q3) ; (Q4)
FY 2015 (Q1) ; (Q2) ; (Q3) ; (Q4)
FY 2014 (Q1) ; (Q2) ; (Q3) ; (Q4)

G.   BED No. 3 - Disbursement Program

A. FY 2022


Other Financial Accountability Reports

A. FAR No. 1A - Summary of Appriations, Allotments, Disbursements and Balances by Object of Expenditures (SAAOBDBOE)

A1. FY 2022 (Q1) ; (Q2) ; (Q3) ; (Q4)
A2. FY 2021 (Q1) ; (Q2) ; (Q3) ; (Q4)
A3. FY 2020 (Q1) ; (Q2) ; (Q3) ; (Q4)

B. FAR No. 1B - List of Allotments and Sub-Allotments (LASA)

B1. FY 2022 (Q1) ; (Q2) ; (Q3) ; (Q4)
B2. FY 2021 (Q1) ; (Q2) ; (Q3) ; (Q4)
B3. FY 2020 (Q1) ; (Q2) ; (Q3) ; (Q4)

C. FAR No. 3 - List of Allotments and Sub-Allotments (LASA)

C1. FY2021
C2. FY2020
C3. FY2019
C4. FY2018
C5. FY2017
C6. FY2016


VI. Annual Reports on the Status of Income authorized by law to be deposited outside the National Treasury (Not applicable)

A. FAR No. 2 - Statement of Approved Budget, Utilizations, Disbursements and Balances (SABUDB)

VII. Quality Management System (QMS) Certification

A. ISO 9001:2015

A1. Surveillance 2 Audit Certification

VIII. System of Ranking Delivery Units

A. Guidelines on Ranking Delivery Units as basis for Granting the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for FY 2021

B. Guidelines on Ranking Delivery Units as basis for Granting the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for FY 2020

C. Guidelines on Ranking Delivery Units as basis for Granting the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for FY 2019

C1. FY 2019 Agency Scorecard

C2. FY 2019 Disqualification Letter

D. Guidelines on Ranking Delivery Units as basis for Granting the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for FY 2018

E. Guidelines on Ranking Delivery Units as basis for Granting the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for FY 2017

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

A. SALN Certification

A1. FY2021
A2. FY2020
A2. FY2019
A3. FY2018
A4. FY2017
A5. FY2016
A6. FY2015
A7. FY2014


B1. FY2021
B2. FY2020
B3. FY2019
B4. FY2018
B5. FY2017
B6. FY2016
B7. FY2015
B8. FY2014

C. RSO No. 2021-024 Creation of the SALN Review and Compliance Committee (RCC)


X. The Final People’s Freedom to Information (FOI) Manual signed by the head of Agency

A. MGB Region VIII FOI Registry: (2018) ; (2019) ; (2020) ; (2021) ; (2022-Q1)

B. MGB Region VIII FOI Summary: (2018) ; (2019) ; (2020) ; (2021)

C. MGB Region VIII Agency Information Inventory: (2018) ; (2019) ; (2021)

XI. Annual Accomplishment Report

A. FY2021
B. FY2020
C. FY2019
D. FY2018