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.|
| FSI Compliance with Sec. 93 (Transparency Seal) R.A. No. 10155 (General Appropriations Act FY 2012) |
|I. The agency’s mandates and functions, names of its officials with their position and designation, and contact information|
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Foreign Service Institute’s Mandate
2. Position, Designation and Contact Information
3. FSI Operations Manual
II. Annual Report