Sec. 104. Transparency Seal. To enhance transparency and enforce accountability, all agencies of the government shall maintain a Transparency Seal to be posted on their websites. The Transparency Seal shall contain the following: (i) the agency's mandates and functions, names of its officials with their position and designation, and contact information; (ii) approved budgets and corresponding targets, immediately upon approval of this Act; (iii) modifications made pursuant to the general and special provisions in this Act; (iv) annual procurement plan/s and contracts awarded with the winning supplier, contractor or consultant; (v) major activities or projects and their target beneficiaries; (vi) status of implementation, evaluation or assessment reports of said programs or projects; (vii) Budget and Financial Accountability Reports; (viii) Updated People's Freedom of Information (FOI) Manual signed by head of agency, Updated One-Page FOI Manual and Agency FOI Reports; and (ix) annual reports on the status of income authorized by law to be retained or used and be deposited outside of the National Treasury, which shall include the legal basis for its retention or use, the beginning balance, income collected and its sources, expenditures, and ending balance for the preceding fiscal year.
The heads of the agencies and their web administrators or their equivalent shall be responsible for ensuring compliance with this Section.
The DBM shall post on its website the status of compliance by all agencies of the government. The DBM shall ensure that posts in their websites are searchable by keywords for the public's easy access to information regarding matters on public funds.
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.
I. Mandate, Mission, Vision and List of Officials
Climate Change Commission in compliance with Section 104 of RA No. 11936
FY 2021As of March - Current and Continuing
FY 2022As of March - Current and Continuing
FY 2023As of March - Current and Continuing
As of June - Financial Accountability Report - Cash Receipts and Financial Accountability Report- Trust Receipts
As of September - Financial Accountability Report - Cash Receipts and Financial Accountability Report- Trust Receipts
Pursuant to Executive Order No. 2 dated July 23, 2016 entitled, "Operationalizing in the Executive Branch the People’s Constitutional Right to Information and the State Policies of Full Public Disclosure and Transparency in the Public Service and Providing Guidelines Therefor", the Climate Change Commission issues its Freedom of Information (FOI) Manual and Implementing Details.