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BFAR Transparency Seal

National Budget Circular 542

National Budget Circular 542, issued by the Department of Budget and Management on August 29, 2012, reiterates compliance with Section 93 of the General Appropriations Act of FY2012. Section 93 is the Transparency Seal provision, to wit:

Sec. 93 Transparency Seal. To enhance transparency and enforce accountability, all national government agencies shall maintain a transparency seal on their official websites. The transparency seal shall contain the following information: (i) the agency's mandates and functions, names of its officials with their position and designation, and contact information; (ii) annual reports, as required under National Budget Circular Nos. 507 and 507-A dated January 31, 2007 and June 12, 2007, respectively, for the last three (3) years; (iii) their respective approved budgets and corresponding targets immediately upon approval of this Act; (iv) major programs and projects categorized in accordance with the five key results areas under E.O. No. 43, s. 2011; (v) the program/projects beneficiaries as identified in the applicable special provisions; (vi) status of implementation and program/project evaluation and/or assessment reports; and (vii) annual procurement plan, contracts awarded and the name of contractors/suppliers/consultants.

The respective heads of the agencies shall be responsible for ensuring compliance with this section.

A Transparency Seal, prominently displayed on the main page of the website of a particular government agency, is a certificate that it has complied with the requirements of Section 93. This Seal links to a page within the agency's website which contains an index of downloadable items of each of the above-mentioned documents.

Symbolism

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.

In compliance with Sec. 93 (Transparency Seal) R.A. No. 10155 (General Appropriations Act FY 2012)

  1. The agency's mandates and functions, names of its officials with their position and designation, and contact information

    1. Mandate
    2. Functions
    3. Key Officials and Contact Information
  2. Annual Report

    1. Disbursement and Income
      1. Disbursement
        1. FY 2018
        2. FY 2017
        3. FY 2016
      2. Income
        1. FY 2018
        2. FY 2017
        3. FY 2016
      3. Physical Plan
        1. FY 2018
        2. FY 2016
        3. FY 2017
    2. Financial Accountability Reports
      1. FY 2017
      2. FY 2016 
      3. FY 2015
      4. FY 2014
        • Statement of Appropriation, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances as of December 31, 2014
        • List of ABM / SAROS / Sub-Allotment Release Orders
        • Detailed Statement of Current Year's Obligations, Disbursements and Unpaid Obligations
        • Summary of Prior Year's Obligations and Unpaid Prior Year's Obligations
      5. FY 2013
        • Statement of Appropriation, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances as of December 31, 2013
        • List of ABM / SAROS / Sub-Allotment Release Orders
        • Detailed Statement of Current Year's Obligations, Disbursements and Unpaid Obligations
        • Summary of Prior Year's Obligations and Unpaid Prior Year's Obligations
  3. BFAR approved Budgets and Corresponding Targets

    1. Approved Budgets
      1. FY 2019 to 2018
      2. FY 2017 to 2016
      3. FY 2015 to 2014
      4. FY 2013 to 2012
    2. Corresponding Targets
      1. FY 2018
      2. FY 2017
      3. FY 2016
      4. FY 2013
  4. Major Programs and Projects categorized in accordance with the five key result areas under E.O. No. 43, s.2011

    1. 2018 Programs and Projects
    2. 2017 Programs and Projects
    3. 2016 Programs and Projects
    4. 2015 Programs and Projects
    5. 2014 Programs and Projects
  5. The program/projects beneficiaries as identified in the applicable special provisions

    PROGRAM/PROJECT BENEFICIARIES

    The beneficiaries of major fisheries programs and projects such as fish seed production and distribution, distribution of fishing gears/paraphernalia, input assistance, establishment of seaweed nurseries, training and technical assistance, Fisheries scholarship program, credit facilitation among others comprised of fishfarmers, LGUs, individual or associations/cooperatives. Likewise, private sectors in the fishing industry are also considered partners and beneficiaries thru market matching, participation to Agri-Aqua Fairs and Exhibits, International Seafood Expo.

  6. Status of implementation and program/project evaluation and/or assessment reports

    1. FY 2016
    2. FY 2015
    3. FY 2014
  7. Annual Procurement Plan, Contracts Awarded and Names of Contractors/Suppliers/Consultants

    1. Annual Procurement Plan
      1. FY 2018
      2. FY 2017
      3. FY 2016
      4. FY 2015
      5. FY 2014
    2. Contracts Awarded and Names of Contractors/Suppliers/Consultants
      1. FY 2015
      2. FY 2014
      3. FY 2013
  8. Good Governance Conditions and Certifications

    1. FY 2015
      1. Annex II - Phil GEPs Certification
      2. Annex III - Report on Aging Cash Advance with COA stamped
      3. Annex IV - Anti-Red Tape Act Compliance Certification
      4. Annex V - Certificate of Compliance with Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) FY 2015
    2. FY 2014
      1. Annex II - Phil GEPs Certification
      2. Annex III - Report on Aging Cash Advance with COA stamped
      3. Annex IV - Anti-Red Tape Act Compliance Certification
      4. Annex V - Certificate of Compliance with Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) FY 2015
    3. FY 2013
      1. Annex II - Phil GEPs Certification
      2. Annex III - Report on Aging Cash Advance with COA stamped
      3. Annex IV - Anti-Red Tape Act Compliance Certification
      4. Annex V - Certificate of Compliance with Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) FY 2015
  9. System of Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals

  10. Quality Management System Certified by International Certifying Body or Agency Operations Manual

    1. Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Fish Inspection Unit
    2. Fisheries Product Testing Laboratory Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources
    3. Fish Health Management and Quality Assurance Laboratory (FHMQAL) Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources