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In support of the President’s order for the people’s right to information and disclosure in the public service, the Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) maintains its compliance status under the Philippine Transparency Seal.

Memorandum Order No. MD-80-430 from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) listed the DOLE Regional Offices and Attached Agencies that complied with the Seal’s requirements for the 3rd quarter of 2016. Listed as compliant are the Regional Offices 1-13, NCR and CAR. ILS is joined by NCMB, NLRC, NMP, NWPC, POEA, PRC, OSHC and OWWA under the compliant Attached Agencies.

The Transparency Seal, displayed on the main page of the website of a particular government agency like ILS, is a certificate for compliance with the requirements of Section 93 of the National Budget Circular No. 542. 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. The Seal’s requirements was issued by the Department of Budget and Management in fulfilment of Section 93 of the 2012 General Appropriations Act.

The ILS supports national initiatives to promote transparency in our transactions even before the President issued Executive Order No. 02, also known as the “Freedom of Information (FOI) Law,” in July of this year. ILS has created a Transparency Seal committee on March 2016 to ensure that the necessary documents are posted, updated, and monitored.

The documents that can be downloadable in the ILS website’s Transparency Seal page includes annual and quarterly financial reports, system of ranking delivery units and individuals, quality management systems certifications, net worth of agency’s officials, and the annual audit report from the Commission of Audit.

All offices are directed by the Secretary to continue updating all postings on their respective official websites for compliance and to provide the public access to information, official records and to documents and papers pertaining to official acts, transactions or decisions, as well as to government research data used as basis for policy development.

Please click on the link below for the ILS Transparency Seal:

The Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) is the policy research and advocacy arm of the Department of Labor and Employment. For more information on this story, please contact the Advocacy and Publications Division at 527-3490.