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.
CIC Compliance with Sec. 93 (Transparency Seal) R.A. No. 10155 (General Appropriations Act FY 2015)
I. The agency's mandates and functions, names of its officials with their position and designation, and contact information
a. The agency's mandates, power and functions
b. Approved Organization Structure
c. Position, designation and contact information
V. Major Programs/Projects in Accordance with the Five Key Results Areas Under EO No. 43, s.2011
a. Physical Performance Measures
b. Quarterly Physical Report
c. DBM Form 700 : Corporate Objectives, Priorities and Performance Measures
VI. Programs/Projects beneficiaries as identified in the applicable special provisions (not applicable)
VII. Status of Implementation, and program/project evaluation and/or assessment reports
a. Credit Information System Project Implementation Plan and Accomplishments
b. Contracts Awarded
b.1 CY 2014
IX. Good Governance Certifications and Reports
a. Anti-Red Tape Act Compliance Certification
b. Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Networth (SALN) Compliance Certification
c. GSIS Certification
d. Pag-ibig Certification
e. Philhealth Certification
f. Cash Advances as of November 15, 2016