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.

l. Agency’s mandate and functions; names of its official with their position and designation, and contact information;

lll. DBM Approved Budget and Corresponding Targets;

lX. The Final People’s Freedom to Information (FOI) Manual signed by head of agency; Agency Information Inventory and FOI Registry, and FOl Summary Report; and

Report of Advances to Officers and Employees


Evidence of Accomplishments