(Compliance with Transparency Seal per Annex 2 of DBM Memo
Circular No. 2018-1 dated May 28, 2018)
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.