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.:


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.:

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

I. Agency's Mandate, Vision, Mission and List of Officials


Mandates and Function

Key Officials in the Central Office

Key Officials in the Regional Offices



II. Annual Financial Reports


FY 2015     

FY 2014

FY 2013



    Statement of Allotment, Obligation and Balances (SAOB)


FY 2015

FY 2014

FY 2013



     Report of Income

           FY 2015

           FY 2014

           FY 2013



     Financial Accountability Reports (FARs)

           FY 2015

           FY 2014

           FY 2013

           FY 2012



III. DBM Approved Budget and Targets


           FY 2015

           FY 2014

           FY 2013



      Corresponding Targets


           FY 2015

           FY 2014

           FY 2013



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


      I. Meat Inspection and Accreditation Services


          Meat Safety Quality Assurance Program


            -GMP and SSOP Program

                 -Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Program (HACCP)

            -Accreditation, Registration and Enforcement Program

            -Meat Import-Export Assistance and Inspection Program

            -Meat Science and Technology Program



          Meat Hygiene Services (Laboratory Services Program)


           -Pathogen Monitoring Program

           -National Veterinary Drug Residue Monitoring Program

           -Meat Establishment Improvement Program

           -National Livestock Program - Abattoir Development Program

           -Consumer Information, Protection and Assistance Program



         Program/ Project beneficiaries as identified in Special Provisioned in the Agency Budget

           -Locally Funded Project (Meat Establishment Improvement Program)

           -Status of implementation 2015

           -National Livestock Program-Abattoir Development Program

           -Meat Establishment Improvement Projects (MEIP)

           -In-house Projects



  V. Annual Procurement Plan


          Annual Procurement Plan


            FY 2015 APP

            FY 2014 APP

            FY 2013 APP



          Name of Contractor/Suppliers/Consultants/Contracts Awarded Certification


              FY 2013 Certification





              FY 2015 Awards

              FY 2014 Awards

              FY 2013 Award 



  VI. System of Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals


             Grant of CY2015 Performance-Based Bonus (PBB)



VII. Agency Operation Manual


          Laboratory Operation Manual