Philippine Transparency Seal

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.

Mandate, Functions and Officials

Financial Accountability Reports (FARs)

BAR No. 2 Quarterly Financial Report of Operations

BAR No. 4 Statement of Allotments, Obligations and Balances


Replacing the BARs:

FAR No. 1  Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances (SAAODB)

FAR No. 1-A Summary of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances by Object of expenditures (SAAODBOE)

FAR No. 1-B List of Allotments and Sub-Allotments (LASA)



Monthly Report of Disbursements (MRD) - FAR No. 4

BAR No. 3 Monthly Report of Disbursements. This report  reflects the total disbursements made  from the Notice of Cash Allocation (NCA) received and Tax Remittance Advice (TRA) issued. Charged to NCAs are MDS checks issued including Notice of Transfer of Allocations. TRAs are for remittance of all taxes withheld.

Beginning 2013:

Annex C Summary of Prior Year's Obligations, Disbursements and Unpaid Prior Years' Obligations (SODUO-PY). This report reflects the accounts payables, obligations which are not yet due and demandable, disbursements and balances of unpaid obligations pertaining to prior years' obligations presented by allotment class.

Annex D Summary Report of Disbursements. (Similar to Bar No. 3)

Replacing Annex C and D:

FAR No. 4 Monthly Report of Disbursements (MRD)

Quarterly Report of Revenue and Other Receipts (QRROR) - FAR No. 5

Quarterly Physical Report of Operations (QPRO) - BAR No. 1

Budget Execution Plans and Targets

Project Monitoring Report

Major Programs and Projects Classified Under Five Key Result Areas (not applicable)

Programs/Project Beneficiaries (not applicable)

NSO Annual Report (Central Office)