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/project 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.

In compliance with Sec. 93 (Transparency Seal) R.A. No. 10155 (General Appropriations Act FY 2012)

I.The agency's mandates and functions, names of its officials with their position and designation, and contact information
III. DBM Approved Budget and Corresponding Targets
IV. Projects, Programs and Activities and Beneficiaries
VII. Invitation to Bid
•Meals during the conduct of Trainers Training on GAD for SAAD Area Coordinators, CDOs and BFAR Staff on January 23-26, 2024 at RFTFCD, Tayhi, Tabaco City
•Supply and Delivery of One (1) Unit of Laptop Computer
•Supply and Delivery of Farm Supplies and Inputs at BFAR-Mercedes Aquaculture Project (MAP), San Roque, Mercedes, Camarines Norte
•Supply and Delivery of Hardware Materials and Farm Equipment at BFAR-Mercedes Aquaculture Project (MAP), San Roque, Mercedes, Camarines Norte
•Supply and Delivery of Fish Feeds at BFAR-Mercedes Aquaculture Project (MAP), San Roque, Mercedes, Camarines Norte
•Supply and Delivery of Farm Supplies at BFAR-SBDFF Cabid-an, Sorsogon
•Supply and Delivery of Two (2) Units of Generator Set
•Supply and Delivery of Milkfish Fry at BFAR-Mercedes Aquaculture Project (MAP), San Roque, Mercedes, Camarines Norte
•Supply and Delivery of Bangus Fry at BFAR-SBDFF Cabid-an, Sorsogon
•Supply and Delivery of Bangus Fry at MDFFN Daang Lungsod, Mobo, Masbate
•Printing and Delivery of Waiver Forms for Fuel Assistance for Fisherfolk 2023
•Repair, Replacement of Parts, and Preventive Maintenance of Laboratory Equipment at BFAR 5 Fabrica, Bula, Camarines Sur
•Calibration of Various Laboratory Equipment at BFAR 5 Fabrica, Bula, Camarines Sur
•Supply, Delivery, Installation & Commissioning of Primary Pipe & Fittings including Electrical/Equipment for Broodstock, Reservoir & Tank Supply of Marine/Freshwater & Barb Wire Fence
•Supply and Delivery of Bangus and Tilapia Feeds for Techno-Demo Projects for Bangus and Tilapia Culture under SAAD Phase II
•Labor and Materials for the Fabrication and Installation of Oyster Culture using Oyster Plot Floating Method
•Supply and Delivery of Tin Cans with Lid (Size: 202×306)
•Supply and Delivery of Seaweeds Propagules for Seaweeds Culture
•Supply and Delivery of Bangus Fingerlings for Techno-Demo Projects for Bangus and Crab Culture under SAAD Phase II in the Province of Sorsogon and Camarines Norte
•Supply and Delivery of Seaweed Farm Implement/Materials (Establishment & Maintained)
•Meals during the conduct of Trainers Training on GAD for SAAD Area Coordinators, CDOs and BFAR Staff on February 6-9, 2024 at RFTFCD, Tayhi, Tabaco City
•Supply and Delivery of Broodstock/Hatchery Feeds, Enrichments, and Fertilizers
•Supply and Delivery of Office and IT Equipment
•Supply and Delivery of Fish Feeds for 10 Units Techno Demo Project
•Supply and Delivery of Various Fishing Gears
•Supply and Delivery of Various Materials for Bangus and Tilapia Culture
•MEALS DURING THE CONDUCT OF GENDER SENSITIVITY, LEADERSHIP AND VALUES FORMATION TRAINING AMONG FISHERFOLK GROUP BENEFICIARIES OF SAAD PROGRAM PHASE II IN THE PROVINCE OF SORSOGON
•MEALS DURING THE CONDUCT OF GENDER SENSITIVITY, LEADERSHIP AND VALUES FORMATION TRAINING AMONG FISHERFOLK GROUP BENEFICIARIES OF SAAD PROGRAM PHASE II IN THE PROVINCE OF CATANDUANES
•MEALS DURING THE CONDUCT OF GENDER SENSITIVITY, LEADERSHIP AND VALUES FORMATION TRAINING AMONG FISHERFOLK GROUP BENEFICIARIES OF SAAD PROGRAM PHASE II IN THE PROVINCE OF MASBATE
•Supply and Delivery of Bangus/Tilapia Feeds and Teaseed Powder
•Supply and Delivery of Spices and Ingredients
•Supply and Delivery of Various Netting Materials
•Supply and Delivery of Various Agricultural Supplies for the Implementation of BASIL Project
•Repair and Reinstallation of Comfort Room at FPP Office
•MEALS DURING THE CONDUCT OF GENDER SENSITIVITY, LEADERSHIP AND VALUES FORMATION TRAINING AMONG FISHERFOLK GROUP BENEFICIARIES OF SAAD PROGRAM PHASE II IN THE PROVINCE OF CAMARINES NORTE
•Supply, Delivery and Installation of Aluminum Cabinet, White Board, Glass Pad and Blinds
•Supply and Delivery of Various Hardware Materials and Farm Equipment at MSHRL, Mercedes, Camarines Norte
•Supply and Delivery of Various Hardware Materials and Farm Equipment at TFB Farm, Tiwi, Albay
•Supply and Delivery of Feeds Prophylaxis and Hatchery Materials
•MEALS DURING THE CONDUCT OF GENDER SENSITIVITY, LEADERSHIP AND VALUES FORMATION TRAINING AMONG FISHERFOLK GROUP BENEFICIARIES OF SAAD PROGRAM PHASE II IN THE PROVINCE OF CAMARINES SUR