1. FY 2016

    - 1st Quarter

2. FY 2015

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. Source: Section 7.0, National Budget Circular No. 542, August 29, 2012.

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 FY 2012. 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.


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. 99 (Transparency Seal) R.A. No. 10964 (General Appropriations Act 2018)

 

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

          • DA Mandate, Mission, and Vision

          • Staff Offices Functions

     b. Position, designation, and contact information

          • DA RFO-IX Officials

II. DBM Approved Budget and Corresponding Targets for FY 2018

     a. Budget for FY 2018

     b. GAA Performance Targets for FY 2018

III. Modifications made Pursuant to the General and Special Provisions in the FY 2018 GAA

          • Not applicable

IV. Annual Procurement Plan

     a. FY 2018 Annual Procurement Plan (FY 2018 APP Non-CSE)

     b. Indicative FY 2019 APP Non-CSE

     c. FY 2019 APP for Common Supplies and Equipment (FY 2019 APP CSE)

V. Major Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation for FY 2018

     a. Major Projects, Programs, Beneficiaries and status of implementatio FY2018

VI. Annual Financial Reports

     a. FAR No. 1: Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances (SAAOBDB)

          • 2018 FAR No. 1 (as of September 30, 2018)

          • 2018 FAR No. 1 (as of June 30, 2018)

          • 2017 FAR No. 1 (as of December 2017)

          • 2016 FAR No. 1 (as of December 2016)

          • 2015 FAR No. 1 (as of December 2015)

          • 2014 FAR No. 1 (as of December 2014)

     b. BAR No. 1: Annual Physical Report of Operations / Physical Plan

          • 2018 BAR No. 1 (as of June 30, 2018)

          • 2017 BAR No. 1 (as of December 2017)

          • 2016 BAR No. 1 (as of December 2016)

          • 2015 BAR No. 1 (as of December 2015)

          • 2014 BAR No. 1 (as of December 2014)

VII. Annual Reports on the Status of Income Authorized by Law to be deposited outside the National Treasury

          • Not applicable

VIII. QMS Certification of at least One (1) Core Process by an International Certifying Body (ICB)

  • Not Applicable

IX. System of Ranking Delivery Units

     a. System of Ranking FY 2018

X. The Agency Review and Compliance Procedure of Statements and Financial Disclosures

XI. Freedom of Information

     a. Final People’s Freedom of Information (FOI) Manual signed by Head of Agency

     b. Agency Information Inventory

     c. FOI Summary Report

          • 2018 FOI Summary Report

     d. FOI Registry

          • 2018 FOI Registry

          • 2017 FOI Registry

 

IDSS Chief, Erwin Rodriguez (in black) explaining to the active participants of Mahayag, Zamboanga del Sur, the proper way of making the corn husk doll’s head.

 

Eye-catching colourful flowers and glamorous dolls were crafted out of corn husk in the municipalities of Tigbao and Mahayag, respectively.
Each municipality was participated in by Women Empowerment Movement-Rural Improvement Club (WEMRIC), 4H Club members and from academe.
The Corn banner program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) through its Institutional Development Support Services (IDSS) initiated a Hands-on Training for Corn By-products to ensure that corn producing municipality will be able to recycle their corn husk, considered as waste during harvest time. This too is in support to achieving zero waste.

(L-R)Dipolog City Mayor Darel Dexter T. Uy, Vice-Mayor Horacio B. Velasco, Provincial Agriculturist Celsa Gayapa, DA Regional Information Officer Maria Melba B. Wee, and City Agriculturist Jose Kerr Porlas pledged to consume brown rice and other staple food aside from white rice during the BROWN4good launching in Dipolog City on August 30, 2016.

“We will support the BROWN4good Challenge because this project brings goodness to the consumers, the farmers, and most of all it will help those who have less in life,” spurred Hon. Darel Dexter T. Uy, Mayor of Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte.
The BROWN4good Challenge was officially launched by the Department of Agriculture (DA) at the Boulevard, Dipolog City on August 31, 2016.

Zamboanga Peninsula has more than P1.52 billion portfolio under the Infrastructure Development component of the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) out of the P18.5 Billion project cost allocation nationwide.

In a press conference held in Ipil last week, Regional Director Constancio G. Alama bared the accomplishments and on-going activities of PRDP in Region IX since December 2014.

“Lots of activities were undertaken in the field yet we missed to inform the people fully. We need you to amplify the things we have done, not only in PRDP but all the programs and projects undertaken by DA,” Regional Director Constancio G. Alama told the media practitioners in Zamboanga Sibugay.

Some 500 students enjoyed a cup of brown rice chow fanduring the Brown Rice symposium held at Zamboanga del Sur National High School (ZSNHS) Gymnasium, Pagadian City on August 18, 2016.

“It’s my first time to eat brown rice. I love it because it’s delicious and it makes me feel so full,” Jolina M. Guiling, Grade 7, said after consuming her meal.

Maria Melba B. Wee, Regional Information Officer stressed, “brown rice is not a variety of rice rather it is an unpolished rice; meaning it has undergone only single pass of milling. With this kind of process,brown rice ismore nutritious, and has 75% higher milling recovery compared to white rice. Regular consumption of brown rice helps reduce cancer incidence and heart diseases.”

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