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.


MSU-LNAC 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;
  2. 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;
  3. The agency's approved budget and corresponding tragets immediately upon approval of the General Appropriations Act of FY 2012;
  4. Major programs and projects categorized in accordance with five key results areas under E.O. No. 43, s. 2011;
  5. The programs/project benefeciaries as identified in the applicable special provisions;
  6. Annual procurement plan, contracts awarded and the name of the contractors/suppliers/consultants.