TRANSPARENCY AT WORK

Philippine Transparency Seal
 
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 98 of the General Appropriations Act (GAA) of 2017. 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.
 
 
NLRC Compliance with Transparency Seal of the General Appropriations Act (GAA) of 2017.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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