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;

ll. Annual Financial Reports;

lll. DBM Approved Budget and Corresponding Targets for FY 2019;
Budget for FY 2019

lV. Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status lmplementation for FY 2019;

V. FY 2019 Annual Procurement Plan (FY 2019APP non-CSE), lndicative FY 2020 APP non-CSE; and FY 2020 APP for Common-Supplies and Equipment (FY 2020 APP CSE);

Vl. QMS ISO 9OO1:2015 Certification;

Vll. System of Ranking Delivery Units of Balanga Water District (BLWD) for the grant of PBB for FY 2019;


Vlll. The Agency Review and Compliance Procedure of Statements and Financial Disclosures;

lX. The Final People’s Freedom to Information (FOI) Manual signed by head of agency; Agency Information Inventory and 2019 FOI Registry, and 2019 FOl Summary Report; and

X. Other Certificates.