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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.

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.

Tariff Commission (TC) Compliance with Sec. 93 (Transparency Seal) R.A. No. 10155  (General Appropriations Act FY 2012)

  I.   The agency's mandates and functions, names of its officials with their position and designation, and contact information

  1. About Tariff Commission
  2. Duties of Tariff Commission
  3. Vision, Mission and Goals
  4. Key Officials and Contact Details

         Certification of Compliance ARTA Compliance

         Certification of Compliance  SALN Submission /Filing

II.      SAOB / Budget Accountability Reports

          Financial Performance Reports as of June 2014
          Financial Performance Reports as of December 2013
          Financial Performance Reports as of December 2012
          Financial Performance Reports as of December 2011
          Financial Performance Reports as of December 2010


          Report on Ageing of Cash Advances - 2014
          Cash Advance

          Report on Ageing of Cash Advances - 2013        
          Cash Advance (Annex 8)

          Physical and Financial Report of Operations
          Physical and Financial Report January to June 2014
          Physical and Financial Report January to December 2013
          Physical and Financial Report January to December 2012

III.     Current Approved Budget 2014
         Current Approved Budget 2013

         Current Approved Budget 2012

IV.      Regular Program and Projects with MFOs

V.       Major Programs, Beneficiaries and Implementation 2013 - not applicable

VI.       Annual Procurement Plans for the Past 3 Years

          APP 2014
        APP 2013
          APP 2012

          APP 2011        

          Awarded Contracts:

          Job Order No. 14-06 - TCCP Vol. 1
          Memorandum of Agreement - TCCP Vol. 1
          Job Order No. 14-07 - TCCP Vol. 2
          Memorandum of Agreement - TCCP Vo. 2
          Job Order No. 14-08 - TC Annual Report

          Job Order No. 13-09 TC Annual Report 2012         
          Job Order No. 13-10 TCCP Volume 2         
          Job Order No. 13-11 TC 60th Anniversary Souvenir Program
          Job Order No. 13-14 PRIMER
          Job Order No. 13-15 - 2012 TCCP 2012 Volume 1   

          Job Order No. 12-09 TCCP 2012 Volume 1         
          Job Order No. 12-11 TCCP 2012 Volume 2         
          Job Order No. 12-19 Correlation Table         

        Job Order No. 12-10 Annual Report 2011         

          Notice of Public Bidding - TCCP Volumes 1 and 2
        Notice of Public Bidding - TC Annual Report 2013
          Notice of Public Bidding (Re-bid) - A Primer on Developments in Tariff and Trade Policy (2013 edition)


          Certificate of Compliance (Philgeps)

          Transparency Seal Certification Template