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.

Dapitan City Water District Compliance with Transparency Seal

I. Agency’s mandate and functions; names of it’s officials with their position and designation, and contact information;

II.  DBM Approved Budget

III. Annual Procurement Plan

IV.  Major Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation
V. Annual Financial Reports

VI. Quality Management System Certified By International Certifying Body Or Agency Operations Manual
VII. System of Ranking Delivery Units

VIII. The Agency Review And Compliance Procedure Of Statements And Financial Disclosure
IX. Freedom Of Information

X. Philgeps Posting