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: (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 respective heads of the agencies shall be responsible for ensuring compliance with this section.

A Transparency Seal, prominently displayed on the main page of the website of a particular government agency, is a certificate that it has complied with the requirements of Section 93. This Seal links to a page within the agency’s website which contains an index of downloadable items of each of the above-mentioned documents.

Symbolism

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.

  1. RA 1169, as amended (PCSO Charter)
  2. Annual Reports
  3. Corporate Operating Budget
  4. Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries and Status of Implementation
      1. Charity Sector
      2. Branch Operations Sector
      3. Gaming, Product Development & Marketing
      4. Management Services Sector
      5. Administrative Sector
  5. Annual Procurement Plan
  6. PCSO Strategic Performance Management System (SPMS) – System of Ranking Delivery Units

  7. PCSO Quality Management (QMS)
  8. The PCSO Citizen’s Charter
    1. Charity Sector
      1. Charity Assistance Department
      2. Medical Services Department
    2. Branch Operations Sector
    3. Gaming Sector
      1. Product and Standard Development Department
    4. Executive Offices
      1. Legal Department
    5. Administrative Sector
      1. Assets and Supply Management Department
      2. Human Resources Department
      3. Treasury Department
    6. Management Services Sector
      1. Information Technology Services Department
      2. Accounting and Budget Department
      3. Corporate Planning Department
  9. DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS

    1. Financial Statements
      1. CY2016 (Unaudited)

      2. CY2015 (Unaudited)
    2. Audited Financial Statements in the immediate past 5 years
    3. COA Annual Audit Reports
    4. Performance scorecards and strategy maps
    5. Manual of Corporate Governance
    6. No Gift Policy
    7. CSR Statement
    8. PDS of the Governing Board
    9. 2016 PCSO Compensation Packages of PCSO Governing Board and Officials
      1. 1st Quarter, CY 2016
      2. 2nd Quarter, CY 2016
      3. 3rd Quarter, CY2016
      4. 4th Quarter, CY2016
    10. 2015 PCSO Compensation Packages
      A. Compensation Package of PCSO Governing Board
      B. Compensation Package of PCSO Officials
    11. Local and foreign borrowings (not applicable)
    12. Government subsidies and net lending (not applicable)
    13. All borrowing guaranteed by the government (not applicable)
    14. PCSO Risk Management Plan
    15. Government Corporate Information Sheet (GCIS)
    16. Accomplishment Reports CY 2016
    17. Accomplishment Reports CY 2015
    18. PCSO Committees
    19. Board and Committee Meetings

     

     

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