Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards Transparency Seal

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.

This seal is linked to the following pages within the BAFS website: 

I. The agency’s mandates and functions, names of its officials with their position/designation, and contact information

   a. Mandates and Functions          

   b. Key Officials and Contact Information 

   c. More info. Visit BAFS About Us 

II. Annual Report

   a. Statement of Allotment, Obligation and Balances (Incorporated in Department of Agriculture Central Office)

      a.1 FY 2013

      a.2 FY 2012

      a.3 FY 2011

   b. Disbursement and Income (Incorporated in Department of Agriculture Central Office)

      b.1 Disbursement

         b.1.1 FY 2013

         b.1.2 FY 2012

         b.1.3 FY 2011

      b.2 Income (Not Applicable)

         b.2.1 FY 2013 (Not Applicable)

         b.2.2 FY 2012 (Not Applicable)

         b.2.3 FY 2011 (Not Applicable)

   c.  Physical Plan

      c.1  FY 2013 

      c.2  FY 2012

      c.3  FY 2011

   d.  Financial Report of Operation 

      d.1  FY 2013

      d.2  FY 2012

      d.3  FY 2011

III.  BAFS approved budgets and Corresponding Targets

   a. BAFS Approved Budget (Incorporated in the Department of Agriculture Central Office Budget)

      a.1 FY 2013

   b. Corresponding Targets

      b.1 FY 2013

IV. Major program/projects categorized in accordance with the five key results areas under E.O. No. 43, s.2011

   FY 2013 (Download Excel Files)

V.  The program/projects beneficiaries as identified in the applicable special provisions

  The major programs/projects beneficiaries are farmers, fisher folks, agri-entrepreneurs, agri-processors, NGOs people’s organization such as Irrigation Association, Seed Growers, cooperatives, women’s organization, youth groups, agrarian reform beneficiaries. (as stated in the National Organic Agriculture Program)

VI. Status of implementation and program/project evaluation and/or assessment reports 

   a. 2011 Annual Accomplishment Report

   b. 2010 Annual Accomplishment Report

VII. Annual Procurement Plan, Contracts awarded and the name of contractors/suppliers/consultants

   a.  Annual Procurement Plan 

      a.1 FY 2013

      a.2 FY 2012

      a.3 FY 2011

   b. Contracts awarded and the name of contractors/suppliers/consultants

      b.1 FY 2013        

         Public Bidding

            - Resolutions(Incorporated to Department of Agriculture         

         Alternative Mode

            - Notice of Award (Incorporated to Department of Agriculture)

            - Purchase Order (Incorporated to Department of Agriculture)

            - Work Order (Incorporated to Department of Agriculture)

      b.2 FY 2012

            Public Bidding

            - Resolutions (Incorporated to Department of Agriculture)

            - Notice of Award (Incorporated to Department of Agriculture)

            - Contracts Awarded (Incorporated to Department of Agriculture)

            - Notice to Proceed (Incorporated to Department of Agriculture)

            - Memorandum   (Incorporated to Department of Agriculture)

            - Evaluation Results (Consultancy Services) (Incorporated to

              Department of Agriculture)                     

            Alternative Mode

            - Resolutions (Incorporated to Department of Agriculture)

            - Notice of Award (Incorporated to Department of Agriculture)

            - Contracts Awarded (Incorporated to Department of Agriculture)

            - Purchase Order (Incorporated to Department of Agriculture)

            - Work Order (Incorporated to Department of Agriculture)

            - Notice to Proceed (Incorporated to Department of Agriculture)

            - Memorandum (Incorporated to Department of Agriculture)

 

      b.3 FY 2011