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Transparency Seal


In the National Budget Circular No. 542, issued on August 29, 2012, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) reiterates compliance by all offices of the national government, including state universities and colleges, government-owned and controlled corporations, government financial institutions and local government units with Section 93 or the Transparency Seal provision of Republic Act (R.A.) No. 10155, also known as the General Appropriations Act of 2012, 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 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

Transparency Seal Provision of the General Appropriations Act FY 2013

  1. Agency’s Mandate, Vision, Mission and List of Officials
    1. GSIS Mandate
    2. Mission, Vision and Quality Policy
    3. Board of Trustees
    4. List of Officials

  2. Annual Financial Reports
    1. 2017 Annual Report
    2. 2016 Annual Report
    3. 2015 Annual Report
    4. 2014 Annual Report
    5. 2013 Annual Report
    6. 2012 Annual Report
    7. 2011 Annual Report
    8. 2010 Annual Report
    9. 2009 Annual Report
    10. 2008 Annual Report

  3. DBM Approved Budget and Targets
    1. Corporate Operating Budget for CY 2017
    2. Corporate Operating Budget for CY 2016
    3. Performance Agreement for CY 2016
    4. Corporate Operating Budget for CY 2015
    5. Performance Agreement for CY 2015
    6. Corporate Operating Budget for CY 2014
    7. Corporate Operating Budget for CY 2013
    8. Corporate Operating Budget for CY 2012

  4. Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation
    1. List of CY 2015 Projects, Programs and Activities and Status of Implementation
  5. Annual Procurement Plan (APP)
    1. 2017 Annual Procurement Plan
    2. 2017 Annual Procurement Plan – GSIS Insurance Bids and Awards Committee (GIBAC)
    3. 2016 Annual Procurement Plan
    4. 2016 Annual Procurement Plan – GSIS Insurance Bids and Awards Committee (GIBAC)
    5. 2015 Annual Procurement Plan
    6. 2014 Annual Procurement Plan
    7. 2013 Annual Procurement Plan
  6. QMS ISO Certification
    1. ISO 9001:2015 Certification from TUV Rheinland Philippines
  7. System of Ranking Delivery Units
    1. 2016 General Guidelines on the Ranking and Rating of Offices and Individuals
    2. 2015 General Guidelines on the Ranking and Rating of Offices and Individuals