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Transparency Seal explained

In National Budget Circular No. 542, issued on August 29, 2012, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) reiterates compliance by all offices of the national government, including state universities and colleges, government-owned and controlled corporations, government financial institutions and local government units with Section 93, the Transparency Seal provision, of the General Appropriations Act of 2012, 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 Circular also declares that the respective heads of the agencies shall be responsible for ensuring compliance with this section.

The Circular directs that the Transparency Seal must be prominently displayed on the main page of the agency website, and linked to a page within the agency website that contains the aforementioned documents in downloadable format. 

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, it seeks 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 compliance with Transparency Seal (per Annex 2 of DBM Memorandum Circular No. 2019-1 dated September 3, 2019)


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

a. DENR Mandate, Vision and Mission

b. Directory of MIMAROPA Region Key Officials


    • II. Annual Financial Reports

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

a.1.  FY 2019  (  Q1  /   Q2  /  Q3  /  Q4  ) 

a.2.  FY 2018 

a.3.  FY 2017 

a.4.  FY 2016 

a.5.  FY 2015


b. FAR No. 4   Monthly  Report of Disbursements

b.1.  FY 2019 (  Jan  /   Feb  /   Mar  ) ,  (   Apr  /   May  /   Jun  ) , (   July  /   August  /  Sept  ) ,  ( Oct  /  Nov  /  Dec  )

b.2.  FY 2018

b.3.  FY 2017

b.4.  FY 2016

b.5.  FY 2015


c. BAR No. 1   Quarterly Physical Report of Operations

c.1.  FY 2019 (  Q1   /    Q2    /   Q3   /   Q4  )

c.2.  FY 2018

c.3.  FY 2017

c.4.  FY 2016

c.5.  FY 2015


d. BED No. 2 Physical Plan 

d.1.  FY 2019  

d.2.  FY 2018 

d.3.  FY 2017

d.4.  FY 2016

d.5.  FY 2015


e. FAR No. 5  Quarterly Report on Revenue and other Receipts

e.1.  FY 2019 (   Q1    /    Q2   /   Q3   /   Q4  )

e.2.  FY 2018

e.3.  FY 2017

e.4.  FY 2016

e.5.  FY 2015


f. BED No.1  Financial Plan 

f.1.  FY 2019

f.2.  FY 2018

f.3.  FY 2017

f.4.  FY 2016

f.5.  FY 2015


    • III. DENR Approved Budget and Targets

a. DENR Budget FY 2019 ) ;  ( FY 2020 ) 

b. Corresponding GAA TargetsFY 2019  )  ;  ( FY 2020 )


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

a. Enhanced National Greening Program FY 2019 - ( Q1  /  Q2  /  Q3  /  Q4  )

b. Land Disposition FY 2019 (  Q1  /   Q2  /  Q3    /  Q4  )

c. Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) FY 2019  -  not applicable


    • V. Annual Procurement Plan (APP)

a. FY 2019 Annual Procurement Plan (APP-nonCSE) in the format prescribed under GPPB Circular No. 07-2015 

b. FY 2020 Indicative Annual Procurement Plan (APP-nonCSE) in the format prescribed under GPPB Circular No. 07-2015

c. FY 2020 Annual Procurement Plan-Common-Use Supplies and Equipment (APP-CSE) as prescribed by DBM memo circular

d. FY 2020 Annual Procurement Plan in the format prescribed under GPPB Circular No. 06-2019


    • VI. QMS Certification of at least one core process by an international organization approved by the Inter-Agency Task Force or ISO 9001:2015 aligned QMS documents

a. DENR Quality Policy 

b. Quality Management Manual 

c. Quality Management Manual Annexes 

d. QMS ISO Registration Certificates


    • VII. System of Ranking Delivery Units

a. Guidelines on Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals as Basis for Granting the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for FY 2019 - (DENR Memorandum Circular No. 2019-06)


    • VIII. The Agency Review and Compliance Procedure of Statements and Financial Disclosures 

a. DENR Review and Compliance Procedure for SALN 


    • IX. Freedom of Information (FOI)

a. DENR Freedom of Information Manual (DAO-2016-29)

b. DENR Information Inventory

c. FY 2019 DENR FOI Summary Report

d. FY 2019 DENR FOI Registry

e. Screenshot of DENR Website containing a visible and functional FOI logo linked to e-FOI portal (

f. DENR FOI Certificate of Compliance



DENR MIMAROPA brings service closer to the public through redHour


The Department of Environment and Natural Resources - MIMAROPA Region launches redHour, a program which dedicates a specific schedule for clients and stakeholders who wish to talk and present their concerns directly to the Regional Executive Director (RED).


Dubbed redHour, the program commences on January 27, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm; and shall continue every second and fourth Monday of the month at the Office of the RED which is located at the 3rd Floor, L&S Building, Roxas Boulevard, Ermita, Manila.


“While our regional and field offices are always open to the public, we would like to devote a specific time when I can personally hear people’s issues, and with the help of other officials, address them in the fastest way that we can,” RED Henry Adornado says.


The director adds that stakeholders from the provinces need not come to Manila because after the kickoff, redHour shall also be launched in the field offices to further reach out to different sectors, particularly those located in areas with pressing issues.


"We will assess the first run of the program and see how we can improve it. Should there be any changes, we will definitely inform the public,” he explains.   


redHour is MIMAROPA’s take on the Department’s People’s Day initiative,  which allows lead officials  to personally address public concerns and queries. Similarly for redHour, clients shall be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis and are advised to bring pertinent documents regarding their concerns.


“redHour is a reminder that we work for the people, and we ought to give them the kind of service that they deserve, in the fastest, most effective and courteous way we can,” Director Adornado concludes. ###


Photo Releases

January 27, 2019. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources – MIMAROPA Region supports the “Battle for Manila Bay,” the 192-kilometer harbour that has become part of its home for decades now.


DENR Palawan and CENRO PPC personnel joined the 1st SUBARAW Biodiversity Festival Parade and Float Competition last November 11, 2018 at Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

"Di po namin kaya kung kami lang sa DENR ang kikilos kaya nagpapasalamat po kami sa ating lokal na pamahalaan at mga partner agencies na kasama namin sa nakaraan at sa susunod pang 20 taon ng pangangalaga sa El Nido."

-Regional Executive Director Henry A. Adornado

Themed "Nurturing shared responsibility for biodiversity conservation, the event celebrates two decades of concerted efforts of various stakeholders in protecting, saving and conserving El Nido

Taytay CENRO Pablo Cruz welcomes guests at the 20th anniversary celebration of ENTMRPA. "We thank you and reconize your roles in making our activities in 2018 successful and meaningful."

Turn-over Ceremony of EMB-MIMAROPA Regional Director

"Today, we celebrate not only the 19th anniversary of Malampaya Sound Protected Landscape and Seascape. We also celebrate the hard work and dedication of countless men and women, partner agencies and groups who have been one with DENR in protecting our beloved MSPLS, "ARD Vince Tuddao, Jr., expresses his thanks to PENRO Palawam, CENRO Taytay, MSPSLS Protected Area Management Office Management and various stakeholders who have been the agency's partners in upholding the welfare of Malampaya Sound above all else.

ARD Vince Tuddao, Jr., CENRO Allan Valle and PASu Alexander Mancio handed over to partner agencies, NGOs Pos and LGUs plaques and certificate of appreciation for their exemplary dedication and untiring support to the programs and projects of the Department within the Malampaya Sound Protected Landscape and Seascape.

Malampaya Foundation, represented by its Exxecutive Director Karen Ag (second form left) extends to CENRO law enforcers, whom she described as environmental heroes, conservation incentive in the form of one year accident and two sacks of rice each from July-December 2019.

Tank you Malamapaya Foundation!

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