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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  

b. Corresponding GAA Targets FY 2019

 

    • 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

 

    • 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 (www.foi.gov.ph)

f. DENR FOI Certificate of Compliance

News

 

 

 

apprehension

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu has vowed to do everything in his power to protect workers of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) from “fearless, cunning and greedy” individuals who destroy the environment for their own selfish interests.

Cimatu made the promise as he condemned “in the strongest sense of the word” the brutal killing of DENR forest ranger BienvenidoVeguilla Jr. by suspected illegal loggers in El Nido, Palawan recently.

“I will never allow another crime such as the killing of Mr. Veguilla to happen to any of my people,” the former Armed Forces chief said during a budget hearing held at the House of Representatives last Friday.

“This incident shows how greed and disregard for our laws can have appalling consequences on people and our society,” Cimatu added.

Reports reaching the DENR central office in Quezon City showed that Veguilla—together with fellow forest ranger JenuelCasel, forest extension officer HersonCaliao, and park rangers Marvin Flamiano, Godensio Caber and NorlitoJongay—were conducting a forest patrol in the afternoon of Sept. 4 in an area covered by the National Greening Program when they heard the sound of a chainsaw as they passed through Barangay Pasadena.

Veguilla’s group followed the sound until they saw some men slicing a felled tree with a chainsaw. These men suddenly ran away upon seeing the DENR team, leaving behind the chainsaw which Veguilla’s group was able to secure.

On their way home and about a hundred meters away from the site, the DENR forest officers were chased by a group of six men armed with a bolo. Veguilla was able to fire his service weapon as he and his companions were running for safety.

However, Veguilla was cornered and hacked to death, while the others were able to seek help from the nearby barangay and police offices.

Veguilla sustained deep, multiple stab wounds on the head, arms and other parts of the body.

One of the suspects identified as Filman Flores was wounded by Veguilla’s shots and was brought to the hospital.

Flores and another suspect, Gerardo “Carding” Fulgencio, are now under police custody. A manhunt operation is ongoing for the remaining four suspects.

Cimatu said the incident calls for the enactment of a law creating an Enforcement Bureau within the DENR.

“We believe that the creation of an Enforcement Bureau under the DENR can effectively stop illegal logging, smuggling of wildlife species and other environmental crimes,” Cimatu pointed out.

The DENR chief appealed to House members present during the budget hearing to help the DENR have this Enforcement Bureau in the soonest time possible.

Last Friday, DENR MIMAROPA Regional Executive Director Henry Adornado, on behalf of Cimatu, visited Veguilla’s wake to extend the DENR’s condolences and financial assistance to the family.

Two units of chainsaw, Veguilla’s service firearm and the bolo allegedly used to kill him have been recovered from the crime scene and are now in police custody.

Charges for murder have been filed at the Puerto Princesa City Prosecutor’s Office under Docket NPS No. 1V0s INQ 19I0224. Other charges in violation of Presidential Decree 705 or the Revised Forestry Code of the Philippines and Republic Act 9175 or the Chainsaw Act of 2002 that regulates the use of chainsaw are being prepared.

Veguilla’s remains lie in state at his home in Barangay Bagong Bayan in El Nido. He is survived by his wife Eloisa, an elementary school teacher, and their six children.

The 52-year-old Veguilla served as reserved warden at the DENR MIMAROPA from 1980 to 1997. He then worked as contractual protected area ranger and forest ranger from 1998 to September 2015.

In October 2015, he was appointed as forest ranger in the El Nido-Taytay Managed Resource Protected Area.

Veguilla was described by his family and colleagues as hardworking and dedicated. He diligently reported for work and helped out even during weekends and holidays. ###

 

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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