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IN COMPLIANCE WITH TRANSPARENCY SEAL REQUIREMENTS GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT FY 2021

 

The General Appropriations Act (GAA) for Fiscal Year 2021, released by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on 28 December 2020, states in Section 96 the requirements for the Transparency Seal compliance:  

To enhance transparency and enforce accountability, all agencies of the government shall maintain a Transparency Seal to be posted on their websites. The Transparency Seal shall contain the following: (i) the agency’s mandates and functions, name of its officials with their position and designation, and contact information; (ii) approved budgets and corresponding targets, immediately upon approval of this Act; (iii) modifications made pursuant to the general and special provisions in this Act: (iv) annual procurement plan/s and contracts awarded with the winning supplier, contractor, or consultant; (v) major activities or projects categorized in accordance with the 0+10 point socioeconomic agenda and the their target beneficiaries; (vi) status of implementation, evaluation, or assessment reports of said programs and projects; (vii) Budget and Financial Accountability Reports; (viii) People’s Freedom of Information (FOI) Manual signed by head of agency, Agency Information Inventory, 2019 and 2020 FOI Summary Report, and 2019 and 2020 FOI Registry; and (ix) annual reports on the status of income authorized by law to be retained or used and be deposited outside of the expenditures, and ending balance for the preceding fiscal year.

 

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. 96 (Transparency Seal) R.A. No. 11465 (General Appropriations Act 2020)

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

               •      1457619798 pdfFY 2021 Physical and Financial Accomplishment Report

             •      1457619798 pdfFY 2020 Physical and Financial Accomplishment Report

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.       FOI Summary Reports and Registry as of March 2, 2022

XII.   Citizens Charter 

a.     1457619798 pdf  Citizen Charter

       b.     1457619798 pdf  Certificate of Compliance

 

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