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.
I. Agency's Mandate and Functions
List of Officials
|Asec. Jorjette B. Aquino||Assistant Secretary for Railways, DOTr Officer-in-Charge, DOTr-MRT3||Local 4405|
|Oscar B. Bongon||Director for Operations||Local 4401|
|Ofelia D. Astrera||Chief, Support Staff/Computer Section/AFCS Office||Local 2601|
|Rita M. Caraan||Chief, Finance & Comptrollership Division||Local 2200|
|Felina P. Vergara||Officer-in-Charge, Administrative Division||Local 2401|
|Nestor V. Delos Santos Jr.||Officer-in-Charge, Transport Division||Local 3016|
|Jose Rodante P. Sabayle||Officer-in-Charge, Engineering Division||Local 2804|
|Roda B. Espejo||Chief, Station Division||Local 4406|
|Veronica C. Cortez||Head, Internal Audit Unit||Local 2900|