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.


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 ‚Äď a shining example for democratic virtue in the region.

DAF-ARMM compliance with Transparency Seal

I. DAF-ARMM mandates and functions, names of officials with their positions and designations, and contact information

a. DAF-ARMM Mandate, Vision, Mission & Functions (View)
b. Directory of DAF-ARMM Officials (View)
c. DA Freedom of Information (FOI) Manual (View)

II. Annual Financial Reports

A.1. Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances

A.1.3. FY 2016 (SEPT)(OCT)(NOV)(DEC)
A.1.4. FY 2015 (View)
A.1.5. FY 2014 (View)
A.1.6. FY 2013 (View)

A.2. Summary Report on Disbursements

A.2.3. FY 2016 (SEPT)(OCT)(NOV)(DEC)
A.2.4. FY 2015 (View)
A.2.5. FY 2014 (View)
A.2.6. FY 2013 (View)

A.3. Quarterly Physical Report of Operations/Physical Plan

A.3.1. FY 2018 (JAN)(FEB)(MAR)(1Q)(APRIL)(MAY)(JUNE)(2Q)(JULY)(AUG)(SEPT)(3Q)(OCT)(NOV)(DEC)(4Q)
A.3.2. FY 2017 (JAN)(FEB)(MAR)(1Q)(APRIL)(MAY)(JUNE)(2Q)(JULY)(AUG)(SEPT)(3Q)(OCT)(NOV)(DEC)(4Q)
A.3.3. FY 2016 (SEPT)(OCT)(NOV)(DEC)
A.3.4. FY 2015 (View)
A.3.5. FY 2014 (View)
A.3.6. FY 2013 (View)

A.4. Quarterly Report on Revenue and Other Receipts

A.4.3. FY 2016 (SEPT)(OCT)(NOV)(DEC)
A.4.4. FY 2015 (View)
A.4.5. FY 2014 (View)
A.4.6. FY 2013 (View)

A.5. Financial Plan (Detailed Statement of Current Year’s Obligations, disbursements and Unpaid Obligations)

A.5.1.FY 2018 (VIEW)
A.5.2. FY 2017 (View)
A.5.3. FY 2016(View)
A.5.4. FY 2015 (View)
A.5.5. FY 2014 (View)
A.5.6. FY 2013 (View) (View) (View) (View) (View) (View) (View)


B.1. Annual Report- NOT APPLICABLE. DAF-ARMM is a National Government Agency devolved to ARMM.

III. DBM Approved Budget and Target
a. Budget
a.1 FY 2018 (VIEW)
a.2. FY 2017 (View)
a.3. FY 2016 (View)
a.4. FY 2015 (View)

b. Targets/MFOs/GAA
b.1 FY 2018
b.2. FY 2017
b.2.1. MFOs (View)
b.2.2. GAA (View)
b.3. FY 2016

b.3.1. MFOs (Corn)  (ORGANIC) (Livestock-1) (Livestock-2)
b.4. FY 2015
b.4.1. MFOs (View)
b.4.2. GAA (View)

IV. Projects Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation
(Note: Beneficiaries and Status of Implementation are already incorporated in the Banner and Component Programs, Special Projects.)

a. Banner Programs
a.1.      Rice Program (View) (2016)
a.2.      Corn Program (View) (2016)
a.3.      HVCDP (View) (2016)
a.4.      Livestock (View) (2016)
a.5.      Organic (View) (2016)

b. Component Programs
b.1.      AMAD (View)
b.2.      RAFC (View)
b.3.      RAFID (View)
b.4.      R & D (View)

c. Special Projects
c.1.      PRDP (View)
c.2.      PAMANA (View)
c.3.      ARMM HELPS (View)
c.4.      ARMM HDAP (View)
c.5.      HALAL (View)
c.6.      BUB (View)

V. Annual Procurement Plan
a. FY 2018 (VIEW)
b. FY 2017 (View)
c. FY 2016 (View)
d. FY 2015 (View)

VI. System of Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals
a. (View)  (View)
b. ARMM-DAF Guidelines/Mechanics in Ranking Offices/Delivery Units &  Individual for the Grant of Performance-Based Bonus for FY 2016 (View)

VII. Quality Management System Certified by International Certifying Body or Agency Operations Manual (View)

VIII. Updated Calendar of Activities
a. 2018 (VIEW)
b. 2017 (VIEW)
c. 2016 (VIEW)

IX. Signed Memorandum of Agreement/Understanding of recently concluded, on-going and future activities, projects and programs with different organizations and government agencies
a. 2018 MOA Signed (VIEW)
b. 2017 MOA Signed (VIEW)
c. 2015 MOA Signed (VIEW)
d. 2014 MOA Signed (VIEW)

X. DAF-ARMM Organizational Structure (View)

XI. Citizen Charter (View)

XII. Agency/Office Issuances
a. 2018 Memorandum/Special Order (VIEW)
b. 2017 Memorandum/Special Order (VIEW)
c. 2016 Memorandum/Special Order (VIEW)

XIII. Recruitment and Vacancies
a. 2018 (VIEW)
b. 2017 (VIEW)
c. 2016 (VIEW)