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.

Source: Section 7.0, National Budget Circular No. 542, August 29, 2012.

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

II. DBM Approved Budget and Targets for FY 2018

III. Modifications made pursuant to the general and special provisions in the FY 2018 GAA
IV. Annual Procurement Plan (APP)

V. Major Project, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries and Status of Implementation for FY 2018
VI.Annual Financial Reports
 VII. Annual Reports on the Status of Income authorized by law to be deposited outside the National Treasury

VIII. Quality Management System certified bi International Certifying Body (ICB)
IX. System of Ranking Delivery Units for FY 2018
X. Agency Review and Compliance Procedure of Statements and Financial Disclosures
XI. Freedom of Information (FOI) XII. Accountability Report Card