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.
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)
H. Score Cards for FY 2020 PBB