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.

A. Good Governance Conditions

  1. LNU's Mandate, Mission, Vision and List of Officials
  2. General Purpose Financial Statements
        Fiscal Year 2016
        Fiscal Year 2015
  3. Annual FInancial Reports
  1. DBM Approved Budget and Targets
  2. Major programs and projects, categorized along the five key results areas of the Aquino Social Contract, as identified by E.O. No. 43, s. 2011;
  3. Program/project beneficiaries as identified in the applicable special provisions; Status of implementation and program/project evaluation and/or provisions
  1. Annual Procurement Plan
  2. System of Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals - CY 2015
  3. Operations Manual
  4. Special Budget

B. Other Certifications