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.transeal_large

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.


  1. Local Government Unit Mandates and Functions, names of officials with their positions and designatinos, and contact information
    1. Mandates and Functions
    2. Directory of Officials
  2. Annual Reports
    1. Statement of Allotment, Obligation and Balances
    2. Disbursement
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    3. Income
    4. Consolidated Physical and Financial Accomplishement Report
  3. LGU approved budgets and corresponding targets
    1. Approved Budget per City Ordinance
    2. Physical and Financial Plan
  4. Major programs and projects categorized in accordance with the five key result areas under E.O. 43, s. 2011
    1. Programs and Projects 2013
    2. Anti-Poverty Reduction Action Programs 2013
  5. The program/project beneficiaries as identified in the applicable special provisions
  6. Status of implementation and program/project evaluation and/or assessment reports
    1. Annual Reports
  7. Annual procurement plans, contracts awarded and the name of contractors/suppliers/consultants
    1. Annual Procurement Plans
    2. Contracts awarded and the name of contractors / suppliers / consultants