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.

Hagonoy Water District Compliance with Sec. 93 (Transparency Seal) R.A. No. 10155 (General Appropriations Act FY 2012)

  1. The Agency’s Mandates, Vision, Mission and List of Officials
         Quality Policy
       ◦  Vision
       ◦  Mission
       ◦  Officials Contact Information           

  2. DBM Approved Budget and Targets
      ◦ FY 2019
           ▸ Targets/MFOs/GAA targets 2019

        FY 2018
            ▸ Targets/MFOs/GAA targets 2018

        FY 2017
            ▸ Targets/MFOs/GAA targets 2017

  3. Modifications made pursuant to the general and special provisions in the FY 2018 GAA
         Not Applicable

  4. Annual Procurement Plan
         APP CSE
                   –   FY 2020
                   –   FY 2019
         APP NON CSE
              –  FY 2019
                    ▸ Indicative APP for 2020

                    ▸ Updated APP for January 2019
                    ▸ APP Indicative January 2019
              –  FY 2018
                    ▸ as of August 2018 
                    ▸ as of June 2018
                    ▸ as of January 2018

  5. Major Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation
    A. PPA’s
               ◦  For the Quarter Ending September 30, 2019
               ◦  For the Quarter Ending June 30, 2019
               ◦  For the Quarter Ending March 31, 2019
               ◦  For the Quarter Ending December  31, 2018
               ◦  For the Quarter Ending September 30, 2018
                 For the Quarter Ending June 30, 2018
    For the Quarter Ending March 31, 2018

                 Other Programs
    B. Major Projects, Beneficiaries and Status of Implementation
               ◦  FY January to December 2018

  6. Reports
      A. Annual Financial Report
               ◦  FY 2018
                 FY 2017

                 FY 2015 and 2016
                 FY 2013 and 2014
      B. Annual Report
               ◦  FY 2018
                 FY 2017

                 FY 2016
                 FY 2015
                 FY 2014
      C. Monthly Data Sheet
              ◦  FY 2018
              ◦  FY 2017
              ◦  FY 2016
              ◦  FY 2015

  7. Annual Reports on the Status of Income authorized by law to be deposited outside the National Treasury
        Not Applicable

  8. Quality Management System Certified by international certifying body or Agency Operations Manual
       ISO Compliance
            ISO Certificate

            Test Mark 

  9. Guidelines in Ranking of HWD delivery units
          ◦  FY 2019
          ◦  FY 2018

          ◦  FY 2017
          ◦  FY 2016
          ◦  FY 2015

  10. Certificate of Compliance
         Citizen’s Charter
                –  2019
                –  2018
       ◦  Citizen/Client Satisfaction Report
         SALN Compliance
                –  2019 Guidelines in the Review and Compliance Procedures
                –  Committee
                       ▸ 2019
                       ▸ 2018
                –  SALN Submission
                       SALN 2018

         Philgeps Posting 2016
         Ageing of Cash Advances
                   ▸ For the Quarter Ending November 30, 2019
                   ▸ For the Quarter Ending September 30, 2019
                   ▸ For the Quarter Ending June 30, 2019
                   ▸ For the Quarter Ending March 31, 2019
                   ▸ For the Quarter Ending December 31, 2018
                   ▸ For the Quarter Ending November 30, 2018
                   ▸ For the Quarter Ending September 30, 2018
                   ▸ For the Quarter Ending June 30, 2018

                   ▸ For the Quarter Ending March 31, 2018

  11. HWD FOI Manual People’s Freedom of Information Manual
    A. Forms
            ◦  Freedom of Information Request Form
            ◦  Notice of Granting the Request with Order of Payment
            ◦  Notice of Extension of Time Respond
            ◦  Notice of Denial
            ◦  Notice of Final Decision

    B.  Reports
             Agency Information Inventory, FOI Summary Report & FOI Registry
                   FY 2017, 2018, 2019