Transparency SealPhilippine Transparency Seal 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. (continue reading – Philippine Transparency Seal)

Information contained in Transparency Seal

  • Modifications made pursuant to the general and special provisions in the FY 2018 GAA (NOT APPLICABLE)
  • Major Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation for FY 2018 (NOT APPLICABLE)
  • Annual Reports on the Status of Income authorized by law to be deposited outside the National Treasury (NOT APPLICABLE)
  • QMS Certification of at least one core process by an International certifying body (ICB)