National Budget Circular 542, issued by the Department of Budget and Management on August 29, 2012, reiterates compliance with Section 93 of the General Appropriations Act of FY 2012. Section 93 is the Transparency Seal provision, to wit:

Sec. 93. Transparency Seal. To enhance transparency and enforce accountability, all national government agencies shall maintain a transparency seal on their official websites. The transparency seal shall contain the following information: (i) the agency’s mandates and functions, names of its officials with their position an d designation, and contact information; (ii) 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; (iii) their respective approved budgets and corresponding targets immediately upon approval of this Act; (iv) major programs and projects categorized in accordance with the five key results areas under E.O. No. 43, s. 2011; (v) the program/projects beneficiaries as identified in the applicable special provisions; (vi) status of implementation and program/project evaluation and/or assessment reports; and (vii) annual procurement plan, contracts awarded and the name of contractors/suppliers/consultants.

The respective heads of the agencies shall be responsible for ensuring compliance with this section.

A Transparency Seal, prominently displayed on the main page of the website of a particular government agency, is a certificate that it has complied with the requirements of Section 93. This Seal links to a page within the agency’s website which contains an index of downloadable items of each of the above-mentioned documents.


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.


A just and humane Philippine society of persons equal in opportunity, living a life of dignity, and forever vigilant against abuses and oppression.

As conscience of government and the people, we seek truth in human rights issues and prevent incidence of human rights violations. As beacon of truth, we make people aware of their rights, and guide government and society towards actions that respect the rights of all, particularly those who cannot defend themselves — the disadvantaged, marginalized, and vulnerable.

Dignity. Service. Accountability

CHR ng lahat: Naglilingkod maging sino ka man

I. About the Commission

Sixth Commission Gallery
The Commission on Human Rights
CHR Directory
Citizen’s Charter
Organizational Structure

II. Annual Financial Report
III. CHR Approved Budget and Corresponding Targets
  1. CHR Approved Budgets and Targets (2023) [1] [2]
  2. CHR Approved Budgets and Targets (2022) [1] [2]
  3. CHR Approved Budgets and Targets (2021)
  4. CHR Approved Budget and Targets (2020)
  5. CHR Approved Budget and Targets (2019)
  6. CHR Approved Budget and Targets (2018) [1] [2]
  7. CHR Approved Budget and Targets (2017)  [1] [2]
  8. CHR Approved Budget and Targets (2016)
IV. List of Priority Projects
V. Annual Procurement Plan, Contracts awarded and the name of Contractors, Suppliers, Consultants, Procurement Monitoring Report
VI. Quality Management Systems
  1. 2018 Quality Management System Manual with Annexes
  2. Jail Visitation – PAWIM
  3. 2017 Certification on the Conduct of Internal Quality Audit (IQA)
  4. Office Performance Commitment Review (OPCR) 2018
  5. Attestation Letter
VII. System of Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals
VIII. Management Accountability Report Card
  1. MFO Accountability Card (MARC1)
  2. Management Accountability Report Card (MARC2)
IX. Perfomance Scorecard for PBB
X. Accomplishment Reports
XI. Certification
XII. Privacy Notice