People's FOI Manual


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 directions towards solidifying the position of the Philippines as the Pearl of the Orient — a shining example for democratic virtue in the region.

DOST Compliance with Sec. 93 (Transparency Seal) R.A. No. 10155 (General Appropriations Act FY 2012)

I. Constitutional Mandate,PSHS Mandate, Vision, Mission, Philosophy and List of Officials
II. Annual Financial Reports
  1. 2016 Performance and 2018 Target
  2. 2013–2017 FAR No. 1: SAAOBDB
  3. 2013–2017 Summary Reports on Disbursements
  4. 2013–2017 BAR No. 1 – Quarterly Physical Report of Operations/Physical Plan
  5. 2013–2017 FAR No. 5 – Quarterly Report of Revenue and Other Receipts
  6. 2013–2017 Financial Plan
III. DBM Approved Budget and Targets
IV. Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation
V. Annual Procurement Plan
VI. System of Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals
VII. DBM Memorandum Circular No. 2016-1:
ISO–Aligned QMS Documents