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 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.

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.”

I. The agency’s mandates, Vision, mission, and List of Officials

a) NEDA’s Legal Mandate

b) The NEDA Vision and Mission

c) Directory of NEDA Officials

II. Annual Financial Reports

 a. FAR No. 1: Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements, and Balances (SAAOBDB)

b. Summary Report on Disbursements

  • December                 NRO         RDC

    November                 NRO         RDC

    October                      NRO         RDC

    September                NRO         RDC

    August                       NRO         RDC

    July                            NRO         RDC

    June                           NRO         RDC

    May                            NRO          RDC

    April                           NRO          RDC

    March                        NRO          RDC

    February                   NRO          RDC

    January                    NRO          RDC

  • December                 NRO         RDC

    November                 NRO         RDC

    October                      NRO         RDC

    September                NRO         RDC

    August                       NRO         RDC

    July                            NRO         RDC

    June                           NRO         RDC

    May                            NRO          RDC

    April                           NRO          RDC

    March                        NRO          RDC

    February                   NRO          RDC

    January                    NRO          RDC

  • December    NRO          RDC

    November    NRO          RDC

    October        NRO          RDC

    September   NRO          RDC

    August          NRO          RDC

    July               NRO          RDC

    June              NRO          RDC

    May               NRO          RDC

    April              NRO          RDC

    March           NRO          RDC

    February      NRO          RDC

    January        NRO          RDC

  • December    NRO          RDC

    November   NRO          RDC

    October       NRO          RDC

    September  NRO          RDC

    August         NRO          RDC

    July              NRO          RDC

    June             NRO          RDC

    May              NRO          RDC

    April             NRO          RDC

    March          NRO          RDC

  • As of December 31, 2013

    NRO          RDC

c. BAR No. 1: Quarterly Physical Report of Operations

d. FAR No. 5 Quarterly Report on Revenue and Other Receipts – Not Applicable

2015

As of June 30

NRO          RDC

As of December 31

NRO          RDC

e. Financial Plan

2017        NRO          RDC

2016        NRO          RDC

2015        NRO          RDC

2014        NRO          RDC

2013        NRO          RDC

III. DBM Approved Budget and Targets

a. Budget 2016

b. Targets/MFOs/GAA TArgets 2016

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

a. Projects and Programs 2016 – Not applicable

b. Beneficiaries 2016 – Not applicable

c. Status of Implementation 2016 – Not applicable

V. Annual Procurement Plan

2017        NRO         RDC

2016        NRO         RDC

VI. QMS ISO Certification for at least one core process by any international certifying body approved by the IATF of ISO-aligned QMS documents

VII. System of Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals