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Transparency Seal

Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC) Secretariat

 

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: (a) the agency’s mandates and functions, names of its officials with their position and designation, and contact information; (b) 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; (c) their respective approved budgets and corresponding targets immediately upon approval of this Act; (d) major programs and projects categorized in accordance with the five key results areas under EO No. 43, s. 2011; (e) the program/projects beneficiaries as identified in the applicable special provisions; (f) status of implementation and program/project evaluation and/or assessment reports; and (g) 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.”

Symbolism of the Transparency Seal

A pearl that is 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.

LEDAC Compliance with Transparency Seal

I. 
LEDAC Mandate, Vision, Mission and List of Officials

II. Annual Financial Reports

A.   FAR No. 1 – Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

      

B.   Summary Report on Disbursements

Monthly Report of Disbursements

2017

2016

2015

2014

 

C.   BAR No. 1: Quarterly Physical Report of Operations/Physical Plan

      Physical Report of Operations

        Physical Plans

 

D.   FAR No. 5: Quarterly Report on Revenue and Other Receipts (not applicable)

 

E.   Financial Plan

 

 

III. DBM Approved Budget and Targets

 

IV. Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation (not applicable)

 

V. Annual Procurement Plan

 

VI. System of Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals (c/o NEDA)

PBB-2016-Guidelines_Ranking-of-DUs

Remarks:

RA 7640 provides that NEDA shall act as the principal secretariat in providing staff support to the LEDAC.  Currently, the LEDAC Secretariat is under the Office of the Director General and directly supervised by the Director of the Internal Audit Staff. Thus, its personnel are ranked together with other NEDA personnel.

 

VII. Operations Manual of LEDAC and its Secretariat

       Operations Manual