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.

POPCOM Compliance with Sec. 93 (Transparency Seal) R.A. No. 10155 (General Appropriations Act FY 2012)

I. Agency’s Mandate and Functions; Names of its officials with their position and designation, and contact Information

II. Annual Financial Reports

Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations and Balances

Summary Report on Disbursement

Quarterly Physical Report of Operation

Physical Plan

Quarterly Report on Revenue and Other Receipts

Financial Plan

III. DBM Approved Budget and Corresponding Targets

Approved Budget


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

Major Projects, Programs and Activities


Status of Implementation

V. Annual Procurement Plan

Annual Procurement Plan

Agency Procurement Compliance and Performance Indicator (APCPI)

Procurement Monitoring Report

Compliance for Early Procurement Activities

Contracts Awarded and the Name of Contractors/Suppliers/Consultants

VI. QMS Certification of at least one core process by an international certifying body (ICB)

VII. System of Ranking Delivery Units

VIII. The Agency Review and Compliance Procedure of Statements and Financial Disclosures

IX. The Final People’s Freedom of Information (FOI)

XII. Citizen’s Charter