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.
I. MANDATE, FUNCTIONS AND KEY OFFICIALS
II. DBM APPROVED BUDGETS AND CORRESPONDING TARGETS
III. MODIFICATIONS MADE PURSUANT TO THE GENERAL AND SPECIAL PROVISIONS IN THE FY GAA
IV. ANNUAL PROCUREMENT PLAN
V. MAJOR PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS
VI. ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORTS
VII. BID OPPORTUNITIES
VIII. QMS CERTIFICATION
IX. SYSTEM OF RANKING DELIVERY UNITS & INDIVIDUALS
X. THE AGENCY REVIEW AND COMPLIANCE OF STATEMENTS AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES
XI. FREEDOM OF INFORMATION