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.



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. 93 (Transparency Seal) R.A. No. 10155 (General Appropriations ACT FY 2012)


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

a. Mandate, Mission, Vision
b. List of Officials, Position, Designation and Contact Information

II. Annual Financial Reports

    a. Statement of Appropriations, Allotment, Obligation, Disbursement  and Balances

     2016 FAR No. 1 (As of June 2016)

     2015 FAR No. 1 (As of Dec. 2015)

     2015 FAR No. 1 (As of June 2015)
     2014 FAR No. 1
     2013 FAR No. 1 

b. Summary Report on Disbursement 

    FY 2016 Regular (as of June 2016)

    FY 2016 PRDP (as of June 2016)

    FY 2015 Regular (as of December 2015)

    FY 2015 PRDP (as of December 2015)

    FY 2015 (as of June 2015) 

   FY 2014 
     FY 2013 

 c. Quarterly Physical Report of Operations/ Physical Plan

  2015 Budget Accountability Report by Program
   2014 Budget Accountability Report by Program
   2013 Budget and Accountability Report by Progam

 d. Quarterly Physical Report on Revenue and other Receipts

    2017 FAR No. 5 (Jan-June 2017)

    2017 FAR No. 5 (Jan-March 2017)

    2016 FAR No. 5 (as of Dec 2016)

    2015 FAR No. 5 (as of Dec. 2015)

    2015 FAR No. 5 (as of June 2015)

    2014 4th quarter FAR No. 5 
    2014 3rd quarter FAR No. 5

    2014 1st quarter FAR No. 5

    2013 FAR No. 5

 e. Detailed Statement of Current Year's Obligations and Unpaid Obligations

    FY 2015  
    FY 2014
    FY 2013

  III. DBM Approved Budget and Targets 

Approved GAA 2016

Approved Budget 2015
Targets/MFOs/GAA targets 2015


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

 Summary as of December 2016 

Rice Program Status as of December 2016

Corn Program Status as of December 2016

HVCDP Status as of December 2016

Livestock Status as of December 2016

Organic Agriculture Status as of December 2016

Regular Program Status as of December 2016


 (2016 Jan - June)


  Rice Program
  Corn Program  

  High Value Commercial Crops Development Program 

  Organic Agriculture Program 

  Livestock Program  

  Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan  

  Bottom-Up Budgeting

  Farm-to-Market Road (Regular) 2014-2015

  Various Activities


V. Annual Procurement Plan 

  Annual Procurement Plan 2017

  Annual Procurement Plan 2017 (batch 2)

  Annual Procurement Plan 2016

   Supplemental APP1 2015

   Supplemental APP2 2015

   Annual Procurement Plan 2015 (partial summary) 

   Annual Procurement Plan 2015 (partial)


  Contracts awarded and the name of contractors/suppliers/consultants 

Philippine Rural Development Project Procurement Monitoring Report as of December 2016

Public Bidding as of December 2016

Small Value Procurement as of December 2016

Shopping as of December 2016

Repeat Order as of December 2016

 Notice of Awards 2016


  Notice of Awards (October - December 2015)

  Notice of Awards (January - September 2015)

VI. System of Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals

     Form 1- Report on Agency Rating and Ranking

VII. Quality Management System Certified by International Certifying Body or Agency Operations Manual