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 FY 2012. 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 function, name 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 area under E.O. No. 43, s. 2011; (v) the 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 os 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 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 - shining example for democratic virtue in the region.


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

I. Agency's mandate, vision, mission and list of officials

          2. List of Officials

II. Annual Financial Reports

          1. 2013 - 2016 FAR No. 1 (SAAODB) Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances


          2. 2013 - 2016 Summary Reports on Disbursements

FY 2017
a.     February 2017
b.     January 2017
FY 2016
a.     December 2016
b.     November 2016
c.     October 2016
d.     September 2016
e.     August 2016
f.     July 2016
g.     June 2016
h.     May 2016
i.     April 2016
j.     March 2016
k.     February 2016
l.     January 2016
FY 2015
a.     December 2015
b.     November 2015
c.     October 2015
e.     August 2015
f.      July 2015
g.     June 2015
h.     May 2015
i.      April 2015
j.     March 2015
k.     February 2015
l.     January 2015
FY 2014
a.     December 2014
b.     November 2014
c.     October 2014
e.     August 2014
f.     July 2014
g.    June 2014
h.    May 2014
i.     April 2014
j.     March 2014
l.     January 2014
FY 2013
a.     December 2013
b.     November 2013
c.     October 2013
e.     August 2013
f.      July 2013
g.     June 2013
h.     May 2013
i.      April 2013
j.      March 2013
k.     February 2013
l.     January 2013

3. 2013 – 2016 BAR No. 1 – Quarterly Physical Report of Operations/ BED No. 2 Physical Plan

BAR No. 1 Physical Report of Operations
BED No. 2 Physical Plan
a.    FY 2016
b.    FY 2015
c.    FY 2014
d.    FY 2013 

4. 2013 – 2016 FAR No. 5 – Quarterly Report on Revenue and Other Receipts

j.     FY 2013 as of December (Not Applicable)

5. Annual Financial Statement

  A. Use of Income
             1.    Annual Operating Budget For the Year 2017
             2.    UOI Financial Statement FY 2015
  B. Statements of Allotments, Obligations and Balances
             1.    As of December 31, 2016
             2.    As of December 31, 2015
             3.    As of December 31, 2014
6. 2013 – 2016 Financial Plan (Detailed Statement of Current Year’s Obligations, Disbursements and Unpaid Obligations)

7. Advances to Offices and Employees and Inter-Agency Fund Transfers


III. VMMC Approved Budget and Targets

FY 2017

 1. Approved Budget 2017

FY 2016

 1. Approved Budget 2016

FY 2015


IV. Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation

FY 2016


FY 2015

FY 2014

V. Annual Procurement Plan


VI. System of Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals

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

  1. Outpatient Medical and Surgical Health Care Services