Transparency Seal

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 the General Appropriations Act (GAA) of 2019 under Republic Act No. 11260. 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.


NLRC Compliance with Transparency Seal of the General Appropriations Act (GAA) of 2019.


I.  Agency's mandate and functions; names of officials with their position and designation, and contact information


II.  Annual Financial Reports


III.  DBM Approved Budget and Corresponding Targets for FY 2020 


IV.  Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation for FY 2020 


V.  FY 2020 Annual Procurement Plan (FY 2020 APP non-CSE), Indicative FY 2020 APP non-CSE; and FY 2020 APP for   Common-Supplies and Equipment (FY 2020 APP CSE)


VI.  QMS Certification of at least one core process by an international certifying body (ICB)


VII.  System of Ranking Delivery Units for FY 2020 PBB


VIII.  The Agency Review and Compliance Procedure of Statements and Financial Disclosures


IX.  NLRC Freedom of Information (FOI)


X. Modifications made pursuant to the General and Special provision in the GAA of 2020


XI. Annual Reports on the status of income authorized by law to be retained or used and be deposited outside of the National Treasury (Not Applicable)


Additional Requirements:


A.  Status of Cases


B.  COA Annual Audit Report - 2014 to 2020


C.  Support to Operations (STO) 1: QMS-ISO Certification and/or ISO-aligned QMS Documents


D.  Support to Operations (STO) 2: Monitoring and Assessment on Compliance of Project SpeED


E.  DOLE's Additional Transparency Compliance


F.  Certificate of Compliance (COC) for Citizen's Charter


G.  Bids and Awards Committee Docs


H.  Score Cards for FY 2020 PBB