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.

I. Institutional Mandates and Functions

II. List of DAP Officials and Contact Information

III. Annual Reports

IV. Financial Report

V. Performance Scorecard

VI. Major Programs and Projects/Program Beneficiaries/Status of Implementation 

VII. Annual Procurement Plan and Contracts Awarded 

VIII. No Gift Policy

IX. Manual of Corporate Governance

X. Freedom of Information

XI. ISO Certification

XII. Guidelines in the Review and Compliance Procedures in the Filing and Submission of SALN

XIII. Other Institutional and Governance Matters

Guidelines of System of Rating and Ranking PBB