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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. 2018-1 dated May 28, 2018


    • 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. DENR Approved Budget and Targets

a. DENR Budget (FY 2017); (FY 2018)

b. Corresponding GAA Targets (FY 2017); (FY 2018)


    • III. Modifications made pursuant to the general and special provisions in the FY 2018 GAA (not applicable)


    • IV. Annual Procurement Plan (APP)

a. FY 2018 Annual Procurement Plan (APP-non CSE) in the format prescribed under GPPB Circular No. 07-2015 

b. Indicative FY 2019 Annual Procurement Plan (APP-non CSE) in the format prescribed under GPPB Circular No. 07-2015

b.1. PENRO Marinduque 

b.2. PENRO Occidental Mindoro 

b.3. PENRO Oriental Mindoro 

b.4. PENRO Palawan 

b.5. PENRO Romblon 

c. FY 2019 Annual Procurement Plan-Common-Use Supplies and Equipment (APP-CSE) prescribed by DBM memo circular

c.1. PENRO Marinduque

c.2. PENRO Occidental Mindoro

c.3. PENRO Oriental Mindoro

c.4. PENRO Palawan

c.5. PENRO Romblon

d. FY 2018 Annual Procurement Plan-Common-Use Supplies and Equipment (APP-CSE)  as prescribed by DBM memo circular


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

FY 2018

a. National Greening Program FY 2018 - ( Q1  /  Q2  /  Q3  /  Q4  )

b. Land Disposition FY 2018 (  Q1  /   Q2  /  Q3  /  Q4  )

c. Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) FY 2018  -  not applicable


FY 2017

a. National Greening Program FY 2017 - ( Q1  /  Q2  /  Q3  /  Q4  )

b. Land Disposition FY 2017 (   Q1  /  Q2  /  Q3  /  Q4  )


    • VI. Annual Financial Reports

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

a.1.  FY 2018  (   Q1  /   Q2  /  Q3  /  Q4  ) 

a.2.  FY 2017  (  Q1  /  Q2  /  Q3  /  Q4  ) 

a.3.  FY 2016 

a.4.  FY 2015

a.5.  FY 2014 

a.6.  FY 2013


b. BAR No. 1 - Quarterly Report of Operations

b.1.  FY 2018 (  Q1   /   Q2    /   Q3   /   Q4  )

b.2.  FY 2017 (  Q1   /   Q2    /   Q3   /   Q4  )

b.3.  FY 2016

b.4.  FY 2015

b.5.  FY 2014

b.6.  FY 2013


c. Physical Plan FY 2018 (BED No. 2)

c.1.  FY 2018 

c.2.  FY 2017

c.3.  FY 2016

c.4.  FY 2015

c.5.  FY 2014

c.6.  FY 2013



d. FAR No. 1-A  Summary of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances by Object of Expenditures (SAAODBOE)

d.1.  FY 2018 (   Q1    /  Q2    /   Q3   /   Q4  )


e. FAR No. 1-B  List of Allotments and Sub-Allotments (LASA)

e.1.  FY 2018 (   Q1    /  Q2    /    Q3   /   Q4  )


f. FAR No. 3   Aging of Due and Demandable Obligations (ADDO)


g. FAR No. 4   Summary Report on Disbursements

g.1.  FY 2018 (  Jan  /  Feb  /   Mar  ) ,  (   Apr  /   May  /   Jun  ) , (   July  /   August  /  Sept  ) ,  ( Oct  /  Nov  /  Dec  )

g.2.  FY 2017 (  Jan  /  Feb  /  Mar  ) ,  (  Apr  /  May  /  Jun  ) , (  July  /  August  /  Sept  ) ,  (  Oct  /  Nov  /  Dec  )

g.3.  FY 2016

g.4.  FY 2015

g.5.  FY 2014

g.6.  FY 2013


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

h.1.  FY 2018 (   Q1    /    Q2     /   Q3   /   Q4  )

h.2.  FY 2017 (  Q1   /   Q2     /   Q3   /  Q4  )

h.3.  FY 2016

h.4.  FY 2015

h.5.  FY 2014

h.6.  FY 2013


i. BED No.1  Financial Plan 

i.1.  FY 2018

i.2.  FY 2017

i.3.  FY 2016

i.4.  FY 2015

i.5.  FY 2014

i.6.  FY 2013


    • VII. Annual Reports on the Status of Income authorized by law to be deposited outside the National Treasury

a. BP 100-B  Statement of Other Receipts/Expenditures

a.1.  DENR Off-Budget Account for 2019 

a.2.  DENR Off-Budget Account for 2018 

a.3.  DENR Off-Budget Account for 2017 


b. FAR No. 2  Statement of Approved Budget, Utilizations, Disbursements and Balances (SABUDB)

b.1.  FY 2018  (   Q1  /   Q2  /   Q3  /   Q4  ) 


c. FAR No. 2-A   Summary of Approved Budget, Utilizations, Disbursements and Balances by Object of Expenditures (SABUDBOE)

c.1.  FY 2018  (  Q1  /  Q2  /   Q3  /   Q4  ) 


    • VIII. QMS Certification by an international organization approved by the Inter-Agency Task Force or ISO 9001:2015 aligned QMS documents

a. DENR Quality Policy 2016 

b. Quality Management Manual 2016 

c. Quality Management Manual Annexes 2016 

d. Certification on the conduct of Internal Quality Audit

e. Minutes of the FY 2017 Management Review 


    • IX. System of Ranking Delivery Units

a. Guidelines on Ranking Delivery Units as Basis for Granting the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for FY 2018 (DENR Memorandum Circular No. 2018-13)

b. Guidelines on Ranking Delivery Units as Basis for Granting the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for FY 2017 (DENR Memorandum Circular No. 2017-10) 


    • X. The Agency Review and Compliance Procedure of Statements and Financial Disclosure 

a. DENR Review and Compliance Procedure for SALN


    • XI. Freedom of Information Manual

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

b. DENR Information Inventory

c. FY 2017 DENR FOI Summary Report

d. FY 2017 DENR FOI Registry

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

f. FY 2018 DENR FOI Summary Report

g. FY 2018 DENR FOI Registry

h. DENR FOI Certificate of Compliance





DENR apprehends driver transporting dead wildlife

The Community Environment and Natural Resources Office in Puerto Princesa City, together with the Philippine National Police, apprehended today the driver of an unplated elf truck carrying dead marine turtles and pangolins while passing through a security checkpoint station in Brgy. Sta. Lourdes.

Officials of CENRO PPC's Regulation and Enforcement Unit assigned in the station identified the driver as Joshue A. Calinog, who was also found to have an unlicensed .38 caliber pistol.

Palawan’s Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer Felizardo Cayatoc said Calinog was driving the truck loaded with 21 pangolins which scales were removed and then frozen; and 16 marine turtles (one green and 15 hawksbill), which intestinal parts were also removed and with only their heads and shells left intact. Pangolins and sea turtles are endangered species according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Authorities reported that the truck was from Roxas town. They have questioned Calinog but he had kept mum about the species. The driver was turned over to the police, while the wildlife species were brought to Palawan Council for Sustainable Development for proper documentation.

As this develops, DENR MIMAROPA Regional Director Henry Adornado has instructed the PENRO and CENRO concerned to coordinate with the authorities for the immediate filing of appropriate charges against the offender in view of the provisions of Republic Act 9147 or the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act, and other laws. He also instructed all regional and field personnel to be more vigilant and intensify monitoring operations to track down and prevent unscrupulous individuals or groups from harming nature and wildlife.

“It was clear from the President’s State of the Nation Address. Protection of the environment must be our top priority. It will be a long journey and we are certain we will face a lot of challenges ahead. But we are more than ready to heed the call. Strategic measures are already in place and we are closely working with other agencies to strictly implement environmental laws and improve our operations. We can assure the public that we, at the DENR, uphold the welfare of our environment and natural resources above all else,” he said. ###

Photo Releases

"Hindi po magiging ganito kaganda ang El Nido kung hindi ito nai-proklama bilang isang Protected Area."

-Vice Mayor Leonor Corral

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

"Napakasarap po sa pakiramdam na sa nakaraan 20 taon, nabigyan ako ng pagkakataon mapangalagaan at maprotektahan ang El Nido, ang ating kalikasan. Makakaasa po ang ating mga kababayan, ang DENR, na patuloy nating poprotektahan ang El Nido, dahil ito ay ating tahanan"

-Mayor Nieves Rosento

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

Let's explore the TAMWorld! A photo and art exhibit organized by Far Eastern University in celebration of Tamaraw Month this October.

Hataw Tamaraw!

Some 10 live critically endangered scally anteaters (Pangolin or balintong) were seized Friday from a fisherman moonlighting as an illegal wildlife trader in Barangay Liminangcong, Taytay town.

(Photo courtesy: Voltaire delos Angeles/CENRO-QRT Taytay)

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