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.
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.
|I. The agency’s mandates and functions, name of its key officials, trainers and non teaching personnel|
Mandate and Function
Key Officials, Trainers and Non Teaching Personnel
|II. Annual Report|
|III. Approved Budget and MFO Targets |
|IV. Annual Procurement Plan, contracts/suppliers/consultants |
Annual Procurement Plan
Agency Procurement Compliance and Performance Indicator System (APCPI)
|V. Citizen’s Charter|
|VI. TESDA Additional Transparency Compliance|