Transparency Seal



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.

Department of Education (DepEd) SDO Alaminos City Compliance with Sec. 94 (Transparency Seal) R.A. No. 11465 (General Appropriations Act FY 2020)


Sec. 94. Transparency Seal.

To enhance transparency and enforce accountability, all agencies of the government shall maintain a Transparency Seal to be posted on their websites. The Transparency Seal shall contain the following:

(i) the agency’s mandates and functions, names of its officials with their position and designation, and contact information;

(ii) approved budgets and corresponding targets, immediately upon approval of this Act;

(iii) modifications made pursuant to the general and special provisions in this Act;

(iv) annual procurement plan/s and contracts awarded with the winning supplier, contractor, or consultant;

(v) major programs and projects categorized in accordance with the five key results areas under E.O No. 43, s. 2011, as amended, and their target beneficiaries;

(vi) status of implementation, evaluation, or assessment reports of said programs or projects;

(vii) Budget and Financial Accountability Reports;

(viii) People’s Freedom of Information (FOI) Manual signed by the head of the agency, Agency Information Inventory, 2018 and 2019 FOI Summary Report and 2018 and 2019 FOI Registry; and

(ix) annual reports on the status of income authorized by law to be retained and/or used and be deposited outside of the National Treasury, which shall include the legal basis for its retention and/or use, the beginning balance, income collected and its sources, expenditures, and ending balance for the preceding fiscal year.


I. Agency’s Mandate, Vision, Mission, and List of Officials with Their Position, Designation, and Contact Information

  1. Mission, Vision, and Core Values
  2. Structure and Roles, List of Officials with their Position, Designation, and Contact Information

II. DBM Approved Budget

  1. GAA 2023
  2. GAA 2022
  3. GAA 2021
  4. GAA 2020
  5. GAA 2019

III. Annual Procurement Plan

  1. 2024
  2. 2023
  3. 2022
  4. 2021
  5. 2020
  6. 2019

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

V. Quality Management System/Agency Operations Manual

SDO Alaminos City ISO Certification

VI. Budget and Financial Accountability Reports

  1. Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements, and Balances (SAAOBDB) FAR No. 1
  2. Annual Physical Report of Operations/Physical Plan (BAR No. 1/BED No. 2)
  3. Annual Report of Income and Disbursement
  4. Financial Report of Operations (BED No. 1)

VII. DepEd Freedom of Information (FOI) Manual

VIII. System of Ranking Delivery Units

IX. Agency Review and Compliance Procedure of Statements and Financial Disclosures