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 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.

PERFORMANCE PLEDGE

We, the officials and employees of the Department of Agriculture, Regional Field Office No. IV-A (CALABARZON) commit to:

D eliver services promptly, efficiently, and courteously at all times

A lways be attentive to the needs of the clients

R espond to the complaints on the services and take necessary action to correct them

E nsure strict compliance of service standards and procedures

G o for the improvements and innovations in the delivery of frontline services

4 Banner Program ready to serve 24/7 to client, farmers and fisherfolks

A ll these we ask for the Providence of our Divine Creator.

ANNUAL REPORT

 

Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursement and Balances

 


2017 SAOB 2017
2016 SAOB 2016
2015 SAOB 2015
 

 

Quarterly Physical Report of Operations (Budget Accountability Report)

 

      2016 BANNER
       2016 VARIOUS
        2015 BANNER
         2015 VARIOUS
         2014 BANNER
           2014 REGULAR
          2013 BANNER
          2012 BANNER
           2012 REGULAR
 

DA Approved Budgets and Corresponding Targets

 


2017 BED 2 GAA
2016 BED 2 GAA
2015 BED 2 GAA
 

Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries and Status of Implementation

 


2016 List of Beneficiaries
2015 List of Beneficiaries
2014 List of Beneficiaries
2013 List of Beneficiaries
2012 List of Beneficiaries