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) Agency's Mandate, Vision, Mission and List of Officials;

(ii) Annual Financial Reports (whole year/as of December end of the year/4th Quarter. Incomplete or non-cumulative will not be counted), 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) DBM Approved Budget and Targets (only for current year);

(iv) Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation(only for current year - indicate if not applicable or else zero rating will be given);

(v) Annual Procurement Plan 2015 (only for current year);

(vi) System of Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals (to be posted by October 30, 2015); and

(vii) Quality Management System Certified by international certifying body or Agency Operations Manual.

       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.


      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.

Revised Format for SUC's: DBM Merorandum Circular No. 2016-1 ANNEX 5-Guidelines on Transparency Seal on May 12, 2016

Pampanga State Agricultural University

  The Pampanga State Agricultural University posting of the Transparency Seal on its official website is a gesture of its compliance and support to Sec. 91 (Transparency Seal) R.A. No. 10651 (General Appropriations Act FY 2015). The University strongly advocates this policy shift towards unrestricted access to government information which could be very valuable to various sectors of society for use in programs and development planning for nation building.

I. Agency's Mandate, Vision, Mission and List of Officials

The agency’s mandates and functions, names of its officials with their position and designation, and contact information;

  1. Mandates, Vision, Mission and Functions
  2. Position, designation and contact infomation of officials

II. Annual Financial Reports 2014 - 2016

  1. ANNEX A / FAR No. 1: SAAOBDB (Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances as of December YEAR)
  2. Summary Report on Disbursements / FAR No. 4: Monthly
  3.   BAR No. 1 / BED No. 2 - Quarterly Physical Report of Operations / Physical Plan
  4.  FAR No. 5 - Quarterly Report on Revenue and Other Receipts
  5.  BED No.1 - Financial Plan (Detailed Statement of Current Year's Obligations, Disbursements and Unpaid Obligations)

University Annual Report

2013 2014 2015 2016
annual report 2012 2013 AR2014web APP2015 AnnualReport2016 

III. DBM Approved Budget and Targets this year

     The Pampanga State Agricultural University (PSAU) is viewed as a higher education institution (HEI) with a heart for HUMANE (HUManity, Agriculture, Nature and Entrepreneurship) Development. It is the first state college granted a university status based on merits. In pursuing its philosophy, PSAU advocates a dynamic mechanism for developing knowledge and skills of individuals in the quest for improved quality of higher education in particular, and quality of life in general. Aside from students, the beneficiaries of PSAU programs and projects include farmers, fisher folks, entrepreneurs, food processors, Non-Government Organizations (NGOS), cooperatives, women/mothers, out-of-school youths (OSYs), local government units (LGUs), researchers and extensionists.

  1. Budget 2016
  2. Target/MFO's/GAA targets 2016


IV. Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation (not applicable);

 V. Annual Procurement Plan 2016;

  1. Annual Procurement Plan (APP 2016)

VI. ISO-aligned QMS documents

Operations Manual PSAU Cover Quality Manual PSAU Cover


VII. System of Ranking Delivery Units