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.

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.

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

I. The Agency’s mandates and Function, name of its official with their position and designation, and contact information

a. Mandates

b. Vision & Mission

d. Functions

e. Key Official and Contact Information

II. Annual Report

a. Statement of Allotment, Obligation and Balance

1. FY 2017 (May)

2. FY 2016

3. FY 2015

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b. Disbursement and Income

1. Disbursement

FY 2017 (May)

FY 2016

FY 2015

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2. Income

FY 2017 (May)

FY 2016

FY 2015

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3. Physical Plan

– FY 2017 (May) (Note: NFP funds not yet released)

NFP Funds : Performance Target & Accomplishment

Regular Funds : Performance Target & Accomplishment

– FY 2016

NFP Funds : Performance Target & Accomplishment

Regular Funds : Performance Target & Accomplishment

– FY 2015

NFP Funds : Performance Target & Accomplishment

Regular Funds : Performance Target & Accomplishment

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4. Financial Accountability Reports

– FY 2017 (May)

a. FAR No. 1 – Statement of Appropriation, Allotment, Obligation, Disbursement and Balance

b. FAR No. 1-A – Summary of appropriations, allotments, obligations,  disbursement and balances by object of expenditures

c. FAR No. 1-B – List of Allotments and Sub-Allotments

d. FAR No. 2 – Statement of Approved budget, Utilizations, Disbursements  and Balances

e. FAR No. 2-A – Summary of Approved budget, Utilizations, Disbursements  and Balances by Object of Expenditures

f. FAR No. 3 – Aging of Due and Demandable Obligations

g. FAR No. 4 – Summary of Report of Disbursements

h. FAR No. 5 – Quarterly Report on Revenue and Other Receipts

i. BAR No. 1 – Quarterly Physical Report of Operation/Physical Plan

j. Detailed Statement of Current Year’s Obligation, Disbursement and Unpaid Obligation

– FY 2016

a. FAR No. 1 – Statement of Appropriation, Allotment, Obligation, Disbursement and Balance

b. FAR No. 1-A – Summary of appropriations, allotments, obligations,  disbursement and balances by object of expenditures

c. FAR No. 1-B – List of Allotments and Sub-Allotments

d. FAR No. 2 – Statement of Approved budget, Utilizations, Disbursements  and Balances

e. FAR No. 2-A – Summary of Approved budget, Utilizations, Disbursements  and Balances by Object of Expenditures

f. FAR No. 4 – Summary of Report of Disbursements

g. FAR No. 5 – Quarterly Report on Revenue and Other Receipts

h. BAR No. 1 – Quarterly Physical Report of Operation/Physical Plan

i. Detailed Statement of Current Year’s Obligation, Disbursement and Unpaid Obligation

– FY 2015

a. FAR No. 1 – Statement of Appropriation, Allotment, Obligation, Disbursement and Balance

b. List of ABM / SAROS / Sub-Allotment Release of Orders

c. Detailed Statement of Current Year’s Obligation, Disbursement and Unpaid Obligation

d. Summary of Prior Year’s Obligations and Unpaid Prior Year’s Obligations

e. BAR No. 1 – Quarterly Physical Report of Operation/Physical Plan

f. FAR No. 5 – Quarterly Report on Revenue and Other Receipts

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III. BFAR Approved Budget and Corresponding Targets

a. Approved Budgets

– FY 2017

REGULAR | NFP

– FY 2016

REGULAR | NFP

– FY 2015

REGULAR | NFP

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b. Corresponding Targets

– FY 2017 (May) (Note: NFP funds not yet released)

a. Regular Funds and Physical Targets

b. NFP Funds and Physical Targets

– FY 2016

a. Regular Funds and Physical Targets

b. NFP Funds and Physical Targets

– FY 2015

a. Regular Funds and Physical Targets

b. NFP Funds and Physical Targets

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IV. Major Programs and Projects categorized in accordance with the five key result areas under E.O. No. 43, s2011

– Programs and Projects

FY 2017

FY 2016

FY 2015

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V. The Program/Projects beneficiaries as identified in the applicable special provision

PROGRAM / PROJECT BENEFICIARIES

The beneficiaries of major fisheries programs and projects such as fish seed production and distribution, distribution of fishing gears/paraphernalia, input assistance, establishment of seaweed nurseries, training and technical assistance, Fisheries scholarship program, credit facilitation among others comprised of fishfarmers, LGUs, individual or associations/cooperatives. Likewise, private sectors in the fishing industry are also considered partners and beneficiaries thru market matching, participation to Agri-Aqua Fairs and Exhibits, International Seafood Expo.

List of Beneficiaries

FY 2017 (as of May)

FY 2016

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VI. Status of Implementation and Program and Project evaluation and/or assessment reports.

FY 2017 (1st Quarter)

FY 2016

FY 2015

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VII. Annual Procurement Plan, Contracts Awarded and Names of Contractors / Suppliers / Consultants.

a. Annual Procurement Plan

FY 2017

FY 2016

FY 2015

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b. Contract Awarded and Names of Contractors / Suppliers / Consultants

FY 2017

FY 2016

FY 2015

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VIII. Good Governance Condition and Certification

– FY 2016

Annex I – Transparency Seal Certification

Annex II – PhilGeps Certification

Annex III – Report on Aging Cash Advance with COA Stamped

Annex IV- Anti-Red Tape Act Compliance Certification

Annex V- Certification of Compliance with Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN)

– FY 2015

Annex I – Transparency Seal Certification

Annex II – PhilGeps Certification

Annex III – Report on Aging Cash Advance with COA Stamped

Annex IV- Anti-Red Tape Act Compliance Certification

Annex V- Certification of Compliance with Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN)

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IX. System of Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals

FY 2016

FY 2015

X. Quality Management System Certified by International Certifying Body or Agency Operations Manual

BFAR-ARMM

Monitoring Control and Surveillance (MCS)