transparency sealA 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. Source: Section 7.0, National Budget Circular No. 542, August 29, 2012.

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 FY 2012. 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.

 

Symbolism

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.

DA Compliance with Sec. 99 (Transparency Seal) R.A. No. 10964 (General Appropriations Act 2018)

I.     The agency’s mandates and functions, names of its officials with their position and designation, and contact information

a.      The agency’s mandates and functions

•       BPI Mandate, Mission, and Vision   

b.      Position, designation, and contact information

•       BPI Officials

c.     The Agency's  Citizen Charter  

•      1457619798 pdf Citizen Charter

               •       1457619798 pdf Certificate of Compliance

II.    DBM Approved Budget and Corresponding Targets

a.      1457619798 pdf Budget for FY 2021

b.      1457619798 pdf GAA Performance Targets for FY 2021

III.    Modifications made Pursuant to the General and Special Provisions in the GAA

                •       Not applicable

IV.    Annual Procurement Plan

a.      1457619798 pdf FY 2021 Annual Procurement Plan (Non-PS Items)

       b.      1457619798 pdf FY 2020 Annual Procurement Plan (Non-Common Supplies & Equipment)

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

VI.   Annual Financial Reports

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

•         1457619798 pdf 2021 FAR No. 1 (as of March 31, 2021)

•         1457619798 pdf 2020 FAR No. 1 (as of December 31, 2020)  

•         1457619798 pdf 2019 FAR No. 1 (as of December 31, 2019)

•         1457619798 pdf 2018 FAR No. 1 (as of March 31, 2018)      

•         1457619798 pdf 2017 FAR No. 1 (as of December 31, 2017)

•         1457619798 pdf 2016 FAR No. 1 (as of December 31, 2016)

•         1457619798 pdf 2015 FAR No. 1 (as of December 31, 2015)

•         1457619798 pdf 2014 FAR No. 1 (as of December 2014)

         b.      BAR No. 1: Annual Physical Report of Operations / Physical Plan

VII.   Annual Reports on the Status of Income Authorized by Law to be deposited outside the National Treasury

               •       Not applicable

VIII.  ISO Certification

 a.      PNS ISO / IEC 17025:2005 (PPSSD's Pesticide Analytical Laboratory Section)

          1457619798 pdf Certificate & Scope of Accreditation

        b.     Certificate of Accreditation of NSQCS ISO 17025

               1457619798 pdf  Certificate of Accreditation of NSQCS_ISO 17025

 

IX.   System of Ranking Delivery Units

 a.      1457619798 pdf  System of Ranking FY 2018

X.    1457619798 pdf The Agency Review and Compliance Procedure of Statements and Financial Disclosures

XI.   Freedom of Information

a.     1457619798 pdf  BPI FOI Program

b.     1457619798 pdf  Final People’s Freedom of Information (FOI) Manual signed by Head of Agency

       c.    1457619798 pdf  FOI Request Form

d.     1457619798 pdf  FOI Summary Reports and Registry as of 1072021

       e.     1457619798 pdf  Certificate of Compliance

 

 

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