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National Budget Circular 542
TRANSPARENCY SEAL SYMBOLISM
A pearl burried 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, depicated by a shining pearl out of an open shell, is a symbol of 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 Pear of the Orient - a shining example of democratic virtue in the region.
TRANSPARENCY SEAL DOCUMENTS