The Pampanga State Agricultural University posting of the Transparency Seal on its official website is a gesture of its compliance and to support the Administration’s focus on the streamlining of government services, with the implementation of Republic Act (RA) No. 11032 known as the Ease of Doing Business (EODB) and Efficient Government Delivery Service Act of 2018, in promoting integrity, transparency, accountability, proper management of public affairs and public property, as well as to establish effective practices, aimed at the efficient turnaround of the delivery of government services and the prevention of graft and corruption in government. 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.



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 of democratic virtue in the region.

Revised Format for SUC’s: AO25 IATF Memorandum Circular No. 2023-1 August 22, 2023

  1. Agency’s Mandate, Vision, Mission, and List of Officials;
  2. Annual Financial Reports (with-in 5 Years) (Updated September 28, 2023)
    • FY 2023 (as of September 28, 2023)
    • FY 2022 (as of December 31, 2022)
    • FY 2021 (as of December 31, 2021)
    • FY 2020 (as of December 31, 2020)
    • FY 2019 (as of December 31, 2019)
  3. DBM Approved Budget and Corresponding Targets for FY 2022. (only for the current year) (Updated 13 May 2022)
  4. Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation for FY 2023. (only for the current year)
  5. Annual Procurement Plan; (only for the current year)
  6. QMS Certification of at least one core process by an international certifying body (ICB) (update on or before the final day of December)
  7. PBB Scoring System and Eligibility for the SUCs, Delivery Units, and Individuals (on or before 1st of October)
  8. The Agency Review and Compliance Procedure of Statements and Financial Disclosures
  9. The Final People’s Freedom to Information (FOI) (updated on or before the final Friday in January next year)
    1. People’s FOI Manual 2023 (Revised as of August 07, 2023)
    2. One-Page FOI Manual (May 04, 2023)
    3. The FOI Reports (Inventory, Registry and Summary)
    4. e-FOI Portal (September 26, 2017)