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National Budget Circular 542, issued by the Department of Budget and Management on August 29, 2012, reiterates compliance with Section 93 of the General Appropriations Act of FY2012. Section 93 is the Transparency Seal provision, to wit:

Sec. 93. Transparency Seal. To enhance transparency and enforce accountability, all national government agencies shall maintain a transparency seal on their official websites. The transparency seal shall contain the following information: (i) the agency’s mandates and functions, names of its officials with their position and designation, and contact information; (ii) annual reports, as required under National Budget Circular Nos. 507 and 507-A dated January 31, 2007 and June 12, 2007, respectively, for the last three (3) years; (iii) their respective approved budgets and corresponding targets immediately upon approval of this Act; (iv) major programs and projects categorized in accordance with the five key results areas under E.O. No. 43, s. 2011; (v) the program/projects beneficiaries as identified in the applicable special provisions; (vi) status of implementation and program/project evaluation and/or assessment reports; and (vii) annual procurement plan, contracts awarded and the name of contractors/suppliers/consultants. The respective heads of the agencies shall be responsible for ensuring compliance with this section.

A Transparency Seal, prominently displayed on the main page of the website of a particular government agency, is a certificate that it has complied with the requirements of Section 93. 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.

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.

Agency’s Mandate, Vision, Mission

BLGF Vision/Mission Statement


“Bureau of Local Government Finance of the Department of Finance is the focal agency and an authority in local finance that aims to be at the forefront of local economic growth leading the way towards national development.”

 

BLGF Mandate (Legal Basis and Functions)


Under EO 127, the Bureau of Local Government Finance is mandated to perform the following functions:

  • Assist in the formulation and implementation of policies on local government revenue administration and fund management;
  • Exercise administrative, technical supervision and coordination over the treasury and assessment operation of local government;
  • Develop or implement plans and programs for the improvement of resource management system, collection enforcement mechanisms and credit utilization schemes at the local levels;
  • Provide consultative services and technical assistance to the local government and the general public on local taxation, real property assessment and other related matters;
  • Exercise line supervision over its Regional Offices and the local treasury and assessment and other related matters;
  • Perform such other tasks or functions as maybe assigned by the Secretary of Finance or Undersecretary for Domestic Operations.
Central Offices

Central Office
8th Floor, EDPC Building, BSP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Malate, Manila
Tel. No.: (02)527-2780, (02)527-2790
E-mail Address: blgf@blgf.gov.ph
Mr. Niño Raymond B. Alvina
OIC Executive Director
(02)527-2780
oed@blgf.gov.ph
Atty. Flosie Fanlo-Tayag, CESO IV
Deputy Executive Director for Administration
(02)527-2803, 522-8767
ded.admin@blgf.gov.ph
Engr. Jose Arnold M. Tan, CESO V
OIC Deputy Executive Director for Operations
Director for Local Fiscal Policy Service
(02)522-8768
ded.operations@blgf.gov.ph
Ms. Armi M. Advincula, CESE
Director II for Administrative, Financial and Management Service
(02)527-2803
afms@blgf.gov.ph
Ms. Geriebeth G. Dela Torre
OIC Director for Local Government Units Operations Service
(02)522-8768
lguos@blgf.gov.ph
Atty. Menilba M. Nicolas
Acting Director for Legal Service
(02) 522-8768
legal@blgf.gov.ph
Ms. Ma. Pamela P. Quizon
OIC Director for Local Fiscal Policy Service
(02) 522-8768
lfps@blgf.gov.ph
Ms. Anabelle C. Garrido
Chief, Project Execution & Management Division
pemd@blgf.gov.ph
Atty. Menilba M. Nicolas
Attorney V
Chief, Legal Division
legal.div@blgf.gov.ph
Ms. Josephine A. Aseo
OIC Chief, Local Treasury Operations Division
ltod@blgf.gov.ph
Atty. Menilba M. Nicolas
Attorney V
concurrent, Internal Affairs Division
iad@blgf.gov.ph
Ms. Luz R. Lapid
OIC Chief, Local Assessment Operation Division
laod@blgf.gov.ph
Ms. Erwin C. Domingo
OIC Chief, Financial Management Division
famd@blgf.gov.ph
Ms. Erwina Grace P. Morales
Chief, Local Debt Monitoring and Evaluation Division
ldmed@blgf.gov.ph
Mr. Ricardo L. Bobis, Jr.
Chief, Information Systems Management Division
ismd@blgf.gov.ph
Ms. Ma. Pamela P. Quizon
Financial Analyst V
Chief,Local Financial Data Analysis Division
lfdad@blgf.gov.ph
Ms. Melcy M. Baluyan
OIC Chief, Administrative Division
admin@blgf.gov.ph
Ms. Brenda L. Miranda
OIC Chief, Policy, Planning, Programming and Standard Division
pppsd@blgf.gov.ph
Ms. Geriebeth G. Dela Torre
Project Evaluation Officer V
Chief, Capacity Building Division
cbd@blgf.gov.ph
Regional Offices

Cordillera Administrative Region
3rd Floor TG Home Builders
No. 75 Ferguson Road, Guisad
Baguio City
Tel # (074) 442-8043 Fax # (074) 442-8043
E-mail: car@blgf.gov.ph; blgfcar@yahoo.com
Ms. Ma. Florizelda A. Enriquez, CESE
Acting Regional Director
BLGF Region I
2/F, Kenny Plaza Building
South Quezon Avenue
San Fernando City, La Union
Tel # (072) 242-7080/ Fax # 242-0503
E-mail: r1@blgf.gov.ph
Mr. Peter Paul D. Baluyan, CESO V
Regional Director
BLGF Region II
No. 12 Dalan na Pavvuluran, Regional
Government Center, Carig Sur
Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
Tel # (078) 844-3305/(078) 846-1786 Fax # (078)844-1683
E-mail: r2@blgf.gov.ph
blgfregion2@yahoo.com
Ms. Tessie S. Mangaccat
Acting Regional Director
BLGF Region III
Capitol, Compound, Sto. Nino,
City of San Fernando, Pampanga
Tel # (045) 961-1343 / 961-3041
E-mail:r3@blgf.gov.ph
blgrR3@yahoo.com
Ms. Divina M. Corpuz
Acting Regional Director
BLGF Region IV-A (CALABARZON)
3/F Marcelita Bldg., National Highway
Brgy. Real, Calamba City
Tel # (049) 545-0800
E-mail: r4a@blgf.gov.ph, blgfcalabarzon@yahoo.com
Mr. Eduardo L. Del Rosario, CESE
Regional Director
BLGF Region IV-B (MIMAROPA)
People’s Mansion Compound
Batangas City
Tel # (043) 980-0212 / 723-2155
E-mail : r4b@blgf.gov.ph
Ms. Consolacion Q. Agcaoili
Acting Regional Director
BLGF Region V
Regional Government Center, Rawis
Legazpi City
Tel # 481-2707; (052)481-3846
E-mail: r5@blgf.gov.ph; blgf5@yahoo.com
Mr. Ricardo T. Cawed
Acting Regional Director
BLGF Region VI
2nd Floor Philippine Veterans Bank Bldg.
Cor. Valeria-Delgado Streets
Iloilo City
Tel # (033) 509-7956/336-0750
E-mail: r6@blgf.gov.ph; blgfr6@yahoo.com
Mr. Gilbert B. Gumabay
Acting Regional Director
BLGF Region VII
3/F, BF Building, N. Escario Street
Cebu City
Tel # (032) 412-6778/254-4152/256-2797
E-mail: r7@blgf.gov.ph
Ms. Mercy N. Santos
Acting Regional Director
BLGF Region VIII
3/F, F. Mendoza Commercial Complex
141 Sto. Niño
Tacloban City
Tel # (053) 321-2018
E-mail: r8@blgf.gov.ph; blgfregion8@yahoo.com
Mr. Clark Tristan F. Delvo
Regional Director
BLGF Region IX
F.S. Pajares Avenue
Oval Complex, Pagadian City
Tel # (062) 215-4212
E-mail: r9@blgf.gov.ph
Mr. Tomas R. Carillo
Acting Regional Director
BLGF Region X
6th Div. Corner Tejero Street
Patag, Cagayan de Oro City
Tel # (088) 858-3895
E-mail: r10@blgf.gov.ph
Ms. Herminigilda G. Garsula
Acting Regional Director
BLGF Region XI
JV’s Peak Realty, Roxas Avenue
Davao City
Tele-Fax # (082) 221-3054
E-mail: r11@blgf.gov.ph; blgf_ro11@yahoo.com
Mr. Pascualito V. Lapiña
Regional Director
BLGF Region XII
Arellano Street, Barangay Zone III
Koronadal City
Tel # (083) 520-1927/228-7575
E-mail: r12@blgf.gov.ph
Ms. Aida D. Abregana
Acting Regional Director
BLGF CARAGA Region XIII
2/F PS Arcade
2nd Floor, P.S. Arcade, J.P. Rosales Ave.
Butuan City
Tel # (085) 342-9465 / Fax # 815-9474
E-mail: caraga@blgf.gov.ph; blgfcaraga@yahoo.com
Ms. Elvira S. Daradar
Acting Regional Director
Annual Financial Reports

A. Statement of Allotment, Obligation and Balances

B. Disbursement

Monthly Report of Disbursement

Summary Report of Disbursement

Consolidated Report of Disbursement

C. Physical Plan

Quarterly Physical Report of Operation

D. Financial Accountability Reports (FAR)

Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursement and Balances

List of Allotments and Sub-Allotments

List of Agency Budget Matrix/Special Allotment Release Orders/Sub-Allotment Release Orders

Summary of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursement and Balances by Object of Expenditures

Detailed Statement of Current Year’s Obligations, Disbursements and Unpaid Obligations

Summary of Prior Year’s Obligations, Disbursements and Unpaid Prior Year Obligations

E. Financial Report of Operation

F. Income

G. Annual Report

DBM Approved Budget and Targets

Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries and Status of Implementation

Major program projects categorized in accordance with the five key results areas under E.O. No. 43, s.2011

** The program/projects beneficiaries as identified in the applicable special provision (not applicable)

Annual Procurement Plan

System of Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals
BLGF OFFICE ORDER NO. 10-17-2017 dated 13 October 2017

Subject: Guidelines on the Grant of the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for the Officials and Employees of the Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF) for FY 2017
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BLGF Office Order No.10-013-2016 dated 17 October 2016

Subject: Guidelines on the Grant of Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for the Officials and Employees of the Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF) for FY 2016
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BLGF Memorandum dated 4 September 2015

Subject: GUIDELINES ON THE GRANT OF PERFORMANCE-BASED BONUS FOR THE BUREAU OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2015
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Quality Management System Certified by International Certifying Body or Agency Operations Manual

BLGF FOI Manual

BLGF FOI Reports

BLGF Quality Manual

BLGF Process Manual

Certification on Internal Quality Audit

FY 2017 Management Review Minutes

Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) Results