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.


DENR-ARMM compliance with Transparency Seal

I. DENR-ARMM mandates and functions, names of officials with their positions and designations, and contact information

   a. DENR-ARMM Mandate, Vision, Mission & Functions

   b. Directory of DENR-ARMM Officials                          

 II. Annual Financial Reports

   A. For NGA/SUCs

       A.1. Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and                        Balances

           A.1.1. FY 2018

           A.1.2. FY 2017

           A.1.3. FY 2016 

           A.1.4. FY 2015

           A.1.5. FY 2014   

           A.1.6. FY 2013                  

       A.2. Summary Report on Disbursements

           A.2.1. FY 2018

           A.2.2. FY 2017

           A.2.3. FY 2016 

           A.2.4. FY 2015

           A.2.5. FY 2014 

           A.2.6. FY 2013

       A.3. Quarterly Physical Report of Operations/Physical Plan

           A.3.1. FY 2018

           A.3.2. FY 2017

           A.3.3. FY 2016 

           A.3.4. FY 2015

           A.3.5. FY 2014

           A.3.6. FY 2013

       A.4. Quarterly Report on Revenue and Other Receipts

           A.4.1. FY 2018

           A.4.2. FY 2017

           A.4.3. FY 2016 

           A.4.4. FY 2015

           A.4.5. FY 2014

           A.4.6. FY 2013

       A.5. Financial Plan (Detailed Statement of Current Year's Obligations, Disbursements                 and Unpaid   Obligations)

           A.5.1. FY 2018

           A.5.2. FY 2017

           A.5.3. FY 2016 

           A.5.4. FY 2015

           A.5.5. FY 2014

           A.5.6. FY 2013

   B. For GOCC/WD

       B.1. Annual Report                                                                                                               -NOT APPLICABLE. DENR-ARMM is a National Government Agency devolved to                      ARMM.

III. DBM Approved Budget and Target

     a. Budget

         a.1. FY 2018

         a.2. FY 2017

         a.3. FY 2016

         a.4. FY 2015

     b. Targets/MFOs/GAA

         b.1. FY 2018

                b.1.1. MFOs

         b.2. FY 2017

                b.2.1. MFOs

         b.3. FY 2016

                b.3.1. MFOs

         b.4. FY 2015

                b.4.1. MFOs

                b.4.2. GAA


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

      a. Projects/Programs

          a.1. FY 2018

              a.1.1. Cadastral Survey Program

          a.2. FY 2017

              a.2.1. Cadastral Survey Program

          a.3. FY 2016

              a.3.1. Cadastral Survey Program

          a.4. FY 2015

              a.4.1. Cadastral Survey Program

      b. Beneficiaries

          b.1. FY 2018

             b.1.1. Cadastral Survey Program

          b.2. FY 2017

             b.2.1. Cadastral Survey Program

          b.3. FY 2016

             b.3.1. Cadastral Survey Program

          b.4. FY 2015

             b.4.1.  Cadastral Survey Program

      c. Status of Implementation

          c.1. FY 2018

              c.1.1. Cadastral Survey Program

                      c.1.1.1. 60 Municipalities

                      c.1.1.2. 58 Municipalities

          c.2. FY 2017

              c.2.1. Cadastral Survey Program

                      c.2.1.1. 60 Municipalities

                      c.2.1.2. 58 Municipalities

          c.3. FY 2016

             c.3.1. Cadastral Survey Program

                      c.3.1.1. 60 Municipalities

                      c.3.1.2. 58 Municipalities

          c.4. FY 2015

              c.4.1. Cadastral Survey Program

V. Annual Procurement Plan

       a. FY 2018

       b. FY 2017

       c. FY 2016

       d. FY 2015

VI. System of Ranking Delivery Units & Individuals

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

VIII. Freedom of Information Manual

IX. Updated Calendar of Activities

X. Signed Memoranda of Agreement/Understanding of recently concluded, on-going and future activities, projects and programs with different organizations and government agencies

     a. 2018 MOA Signed

     b. 2017 MOA Signed

     c. 2014 MOA Signed

     d. 2012 MOA Signed

XI. DENR-ARMM Organizational Structure

XII. Citizen Charter

XIII. Agency/Office Issuances

      a.   2018 Memorandum/Special Order

      b.   2017 Memorandum/Special Order

      c.   2016 Memorandum/Special Order 

      d.   ARMM Executive Order No. 01 - TOTAL LOG BAN POLICY


      f.   ARMM Executive Order No. 04 - ANTI-ILLEGAL LOGGING TASK FORCE

XIV. Recruitment and Vacancies

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