December 3, 2016

Transparency Seal

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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.

DBM Compliance with Sec. 93 (Transparency Seal) R.A.  No. 10155 (General Appropriations Act FY 2012)
I. Agency’s Mandate, Vision, Mission and List of Officials

I.A.  Legal Mandate
The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) leads the implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) through land tenure
improvement, agrarian justice delivery, and coordinated delivery of essential support services to program beneficiaries.

I.B.  Vision
A nation where there is equitable land ownership and empowered agrarian reform beneficiaries who are effectively managing their economic and
social development for a better quality of life.

I.C.  Mission
To lead in the implementation of agrarian reform and sustainable rural development in the countryside through land tenure improvement and
provision of integrated development services to landless farmers, farm workers and small landowners, cultivators, and the delivery of agrarian justice.

I.D.  List of Officials
ARMM REGIONAL GOVERNOR: Hon. Mujiv S. Hataman
DAR SECRETARY: Atty. John R. Castriciones
ARMM REGIONAL SECRETARY: Hon. Dayang Carlsum Sangkula-Jumaide
ARMM ASSISTANT REGIONAL SECRETARY: Sampaco A. Mamainte

DIVISIONS HEAD:
SPECIAL CONCERNS: Nasir B. Tumog
ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCE DIVISION: H. Sukarno M. Andal
OPERATIONS DIVISION: Datu Musiban M. Sulano
PLANNING DIVISION: Rebecca R. Bautista, CEO VI
LEGAL DIVISION: Atty. Renato D. Magno
SUPPORT SERVICES DIVISION: Noemi P. Barretto

PROVINCIAL AGRARIAN REFORM OFFICERS (PAROs)
BASILAN: Suwaib S. Ismael
SULU: Rockefeller S. Undug
TAWI-TAWI: Kresler G. Romero
LANAO DEL SUR: Engr. Mesug P. Unda
MAGUINDANAO: Engr. Tommy M. Biruar

II. Annual Financial Reports

II.A. FOR NGA/SUCs
II.A.A. 2012-2016 FAR No. 1: SAAOBDB (Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balance)
II.A.A.1. FY 2018 (As of October 31, 2018)
II.A.A.2. FY 2017 
II.A.A.3. FY 2016
II.A.A.4. FY 2015
II.A.A.5. FY 2014
II.A.A.6. FY 2013
II.A.A.7. FY 2012

II.A.B. 2012-2016 Summary Report on Disbursements
II.A.A.1. FY 2018 (As of October 31, 2018)
II.A.A.2. FY 2017
II.A.A.3. FY 2016
II.A.A.4. FY 2015
II.A.A.5. FY 2014
II.A.A.6. FY 2013
II.A.A.7. FY 2012

Income – (Not Applicable)

II.A.C. 2012-2016 BAR No. 1: Quarterly Physical Report of Operations/Physical Plan
II.A.C.1. FY 2018 (As of 2018 Third Quarter)
II.A.C.2. FY 2017
II.A.C.3. FY 2016
II.A.C.4. FY 2015
II.A.C.5. FY 2014
II.A.C.6. FY 2013
II.A.C.7. FY 2012

II.A.D. 2013-2016 FAR No. 5: Quarterly Report on Revenue and Other Receipts
II.A.A.1. FY 2018 (As of October 31, 2018)
II.A.A.2. FY 2017 
II.A.A.3. FY 2016
II.A.A.4. FY 2015
II.A.A.5. FY 2014
II.A.A.6. FY 2013

II.A.E. 2013-2016 Financial Plan (Detailed Statement of Current Year’s Obligations, Disbursements and Unpaid Obligations)
II.A.E.1. FY 2018 (As of 2018 Third Quarter)
II.A.E.2. FY 2017
II.A.E.3. FY 2016
II.A.E.4. FY 2015
II.A.E.5. FY 2014
II.A.E.6. FY 2013

II.B. Annual Reports
II.B.1. 2017 Annual Report
II.B.2. 2016 Annual Report
II.B.3. 2015 Annual Report
II.B.4. 2014 Annual Report
II.B.5. 2013 Annual Report

III. DBM Approved Budget and Targets (only for current year)
III.A  DBM Approved Budget
III.B. 2018 Targets

IV. Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation

IV.A. Projects, Programs 2018
IV.A.1.Inclusive Partnership for Agricultural Competitiveness (IPAC)
IV.A.1.HDAP Status Report
IV.A.2. Land Tenure Services
IV.A.3. Agrarian Justice Delivery
IV.A.4. Technical Advisory Support Services
IV.A.5. ARC Connectivity and Economic Support Services
IV.A.6.Foreign Assisted Projects

IV.B. Beneficiaries 2018
IV.B.1. Data on Beneficiaries

IV.C. Status of Implementation
IV.C.1. Agrarian Reform Communities Project II (ARCPII)
IV.C.2. Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS)
IV.C.3. Agrarian Reform Insfrastructure Support Project III (ARISP III)

V. Annual Procurement Plan
V.A. 2018 Annual Procurement Plan
V.A. 2017 Annual Procurement Plan
V.B. 2016 Annual Procurement Plan

VI. System of Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals
VI.A. System of Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals (Latest File Available as of 2018 Second Quarter)

VII. Agency Operations Manual

VII.A. Office of the Regional Secretary
VII.B. Support to Operations

VII.B.1. Administrative and Finance Division
VII.B.2. Planning Division
VII.C. Operations

VII.C.1. Land Tenure Improvement Division
VII.C.2. Program Beneficiaries Development Division
VII.C.3. Agrarian Legal Division

VIII. Signed Memoranda of Agreement/Understanding of recently concluded, on-going, and future activities, projects or programs with different organizations and government agencies

VIII.A. Memorandum of Agreement on OE-NEDA