Transparency

Transparency Seal
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. Source: Section 7.0, National Budget Circular No. 542, August 29, 2012.

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 FY 2012. 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 virture in the region.

As mandated in Section 93 of the General Appropriations Act of 2013 (or RA 10352), this contains the following information:   

I. THE AGENCY’S MANDATE AND FUNCTIONS, NAMES OF ITS OFFICIALS WITH THEIR POSITION AND DESIGNATION, AND CONTACT INFORMATION

         Mandates, Functions, Contact Information of Officials

         MLWD Mission and Vision

II. ANNUAL REPORT

        • Financial Accountability Reports

                FY 2018

                                 Annual Financial Reports

                                 Quarterly Financial Reports

                                 Report on Ageing of Cash Advances

                                 Report of Unliquidated Cash Advances

                FY 2017

                                 Annual Financial Reports

                                 Quarterly Financial Reports

                                 Report on Ageing of Cash Advances

                                 Report of Unliquidated Cash Advances

                FY 2016

                                 Annual Financial Reports

                FY 2015

                                 Annual Financial Reports

                FY 2014

                                 Annual Financial Reports

                FY 2013

                                 Annual Financial Reports

        • Annual Physical Report of Operations / Physical Plan

                FY 2018

                                 Annual Report

                FY 2017

                                 Annual Report

                FY 2016

                                 Annual Report

                FY 2015

                                 Annual Report

                FY 2014

                                 Annual Report

III. DBM APPROVED BUDGETS AND CORRESPONDING TARGETS

                FY 2019

                                 Financial Budget

                FY 2018

                                 Financial Budget

                FY 2017

                                 Financial Budget

                FY 2016

                                 Financial Budget

IV. ANNUAL PROCUREMENT PLAN, CONTRACTS AWARDED AND THE NAME OF CONTRACTORS/SUPPLIERS/CONSULTANTS

        • Annual Procurement Plan

                FY 2019

                                 Annual Procurement Plan

                                 Indicative Annual Procurement Plan Fiscal

                                 Indicative Annual Procurement Plan – NON CSE

                                 APP – CSE

                FY 2018

                                 Annual Procurement Plan

                FY 2016

                                 Annual Procurement Plan

                FY 2015

                                 Annual Procurement Plan

                FY 2014

                                 Annual Procurement Plan

        • Contracts Awarded And Name of Contractor/Suppliers/Consultants

                FY 2015

                                 Certification of Compliance and PHILGEPS Posting

                FY 2014

                                 Certification of Compliance and PHILGEPS Posting

V. Major Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation

                FY 2018

                                 Completed Programs Projects with Beneficiaries

                FY 2017

                                 Completed Drilling Projects

                                 Completed Pipeline Projects

                FY 2016

                                 Completed Electrical Projects

                                 Repainting of Tanks Completed Projects

                FY 2015

                                 Pipeline Projects

                                 Fencing / Genset House Construction / Site Development

                                 Bolted Steel Tank Construction and Other Completed Projects

VI. QMS Certification of at least One (1) Core Process by an International Certifying Body (ICB)

                 MLWD – ISO 9001 2015 – Scope of Registration

                 MLWD – ISO 9001 2015 – Registration Certificate

VII. System of Ranking Delivery Units

                FY 2018

                                 Guidelines/Mechanics on System of Rating and Ranking for the grant of the Performance Based Bonus (PBB)

VIII. Agency Review and Compliance Procedure of SALN

                 SALN Submission / Filing

IX. Freedom of Information

                 People’s Freedom to Information

X. Citizen’s Charter

                 Citizen’s Charter

                 Citizen’s Charter Validation Checklist

                 Certification of Compliance – Anti Red Tape ACT of 2007

                 Certification of Compliance after Validation

                 ARTA Compliance

                 Operations Manual For MLWD Management Information System