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.


Compliance with Sec. 91 (Transparency Seal) R.A.  No. 10633 (General Appropriations Act FY 2014)

I.     The Agency’s Mandate, Vision, Mission and List of Officials

a.     The Agency’s Mandates and Functions

b.     Officials positions and Contact Information

II.    Annual Financial Report

a.     FY 2013

b.     FY 2014

c.     FY 2015

d.    FY 2016

e.    FY 2017

d.   FY 2018

f.    FY 2019

g.   FY 2020

III.   DBM Approved Budget and Targets

a.    Annual Budget

a.1    FY 2015

a.2    FY 2016

a.3    FY 2017

a.4   FY 2018

a.5   FY 2019

a.6   FY 2020

b.   Targets/MFOs/GAA targets 

b.1    FY 2015

b.2    FY 2016

b.3    FY 2017

b.4    FY 2018

b.5    FY 2019

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

a.     FY 2013

b.     FY 2014

c.     FY 2015

d.     FY 2016

e.     FY 2017

f.     FY 2018

g.    FY 2019

V.    Annual Procurement Plan

a.     FY 2015

b.     FY 2016

c.     FY 2017

d.    FY 2018

e.    FY 2019 (NON-CSE)

       FY 2019 (CSE)

f.     FY 2020 (NON-CSE)

       FY 2020 (CSE)

VI.   System of Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals

a. FY 2015

b. FY 2016

c. FY 2017

d. FY 2018

    * Office Memo #2018-09-064

e. FY 2019

    * Office Memo #2019-09-015

VII.  Quality Management System or Agency Operations Manual

a. ISO 9001:2015 Certification

b. Adoption of New Government Accounting System (NGAS) with Philippine Financial Reporting Standards (PFRS)

VIII. Compliance

a. Guidelines on the Review and Compliance Procedure in the Filing and Submission of SALN

    1. Certificate of Compliance to 2018 SALN

    2. SALN 2019 Office Memo

b. COA Compliance for 2015

IX. Freedom of Information

a.  FOI 2017 & 2018

     * FOI Certificates 2018

b. FOI 2019

X. Others

A. Citizens Charter

      a.1 Certificate of Compliance 2019

B. Certificate of Compliance with Section 6 of the Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007

C. Business Plan

c.1 FY 2018

c.2  FY 2019

c.3  FY 2020

D. Water Safety Plan

E. Strategic Performance Management System (SPMS)