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.
I. Agency’s Legal Basis and Mandate, Functions and Responsibilities, Vision and Mission and List of Officials
II. Annual Financial Reports
III. Approved Budgets and Corresponding Targets
IV. Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries and Status of Implementation
V. Annual Procurement Plan
VI. Quality Management System (QMS) Certification or equivalent certification
VII. System of Ranking Delivery Units
VIII. The Agency Review and Compliance Procedure of Statements and Financial Disclosure
IX. BPDA Freedom of Information (FOI)