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. Source: Section 7.0, National Budget Circular No. 542, August 29, 2012.

DSWD

DSWD’s mandates and functions, names of officials with their position and designation, and contact information.

REPORTS

Annual reports, 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.

BUDGETS

DSWD approved budgets and corresponding targets.

PROGRAMS / PROJECTS

Major programs and projects categorized in accordance with the five key results areas under E.O. No. 43, s. 2011.

PROCUREMENT

Annual procurement plan, contracts awarded and the name of contractors / suppliers / consultants.

QMS ISO CERTIFICATIONS

At least one core process by any international certififyinf body approved the IATF or ISO aligned Documents

SYSTEM OF RANKING

System of Ranking Delivery Units

DSWD's FOI Manual

DSWD’s Freedom of Information (FOI) Manual