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

Mr. Niño Raymond B. Alvina
OIC – Executive Director
Atty. Flosie Fanlo-Tayag, CESO IV
Deputy Executive Director for Administration
(02)527-2803, 522-8767
Engr. Jose Arnold M. Tan, CESO V
OIC – Deputy Executive Director for Operations
Director for Local Fiscal Policy Service
Ms. Armi M. Advincula, CESE
Director II for Administrative, Financial and Management Service
Ms. Geriebeth G. Dela Torre
OIC-Director for Local Government Units Operations Service
 Ms. Ma. Pamela P. Quizon
OIC-Director for Local Fiscal Policy Service
(02) 522-8768
Ms. Anabelle C. Garrido
Project Evaluation Officer III
OIC-Chief, Project Execution & Management Division
Atty. Menilba M. Nicolas
Attorney V
Chief, Legal Division
Ms. Josephine A. Aseo
Local Treasury Operations Officer IV
OIC-Chief, Local Treasury Operations Division
Atty. Menilba M. Nicolas
concurrent, Internal Affairs Division
Ms. Luz R. Lapid
OIC-Chief, Local Assessment Operation Division
Ms. Jo Ann T. Mendoza
OIC-Chief, Financial Management Division
Ms. Erwina Grace P. Morales
Supervising Admistrative Officer
OIC-Chief, Local Debt Monitoring and Evaluation
Mr. Don Rommel D. Dais
OIC-Chief, Information Systems Management Division
Ms. Ma. Pamela P. Quizon
Financial Analyst V
Chief,Local Financial Data Analysis Division
Ms. Melcy M. Baluyan
Supervising Administrative Officer
OIC-Chief, Administrative Division
Ms. Geriebeth G. Dela Torre
Project Evaluation Officer V
Chief, Capacity Building Division
Ms. Brenda L. Miranda
Senior Tax Specialist
OIC-Chief, Policy, Planning and Programming Division
Regional Offices

Cordillera Administrative Region
3/F TG Home Builders
No. 75 Ferguson Road, Guisad, Baguio City
Tel # (074) 422-6704 Fax # (074) 442-8043
Ms. Ma. Florizelda A. Enriquez, CESE
OIC-Regional Director
BLGF Region I
2/F, Kenny Plaza Building
Quezon Avenue
San Fernando City, La Union
Tel # (072) 242-7080/ Fax # 242-0503
Ms. Consolacion Q. Agcaoili
OIC-Regional Director
BLGF Region II
No. 12 Dalan na Pavvulurun, Regional
Government Center, Carig Sur
Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
Tel # (078) 844-3305/(078) 846-1786 Fax # (078)844-1683
Ms. Milagros B. Gumabay
OIC-Regional Director
Capitol, Compound, Sto. Nino,
City of San Fernando, Pampanga
Tel # (045) 961-1343 / 961-3041
Ms. Divina M. Corpuz
OIC-Regional Director
3/F Marcelita Bldg.
National Highway, Brgy. Real
Calamba City
Tel # (043) 723-3015/ 980-0212 (fax) / (049) 545-0800
Mr. Eduardo L. Del Rosario, CSEE
Regional Director
People’s Mansion Compound
Batangas City
Tel # (043) 980-0212 / 723-2155
E-mail :
Ms. Aida D. Abregana
OIC-Regional Director
BLGF Region V
JPC Building, Alternate Road
Legazpi City
Tel # 481-2707; (052)481-3846
Mr. Ricardo T. Cawed
OIC-Regional Director
BLGF Region VI
2nd Floor Philippine Veterans Bank Bldg.
Cor. Valeria-Delgado Streets, Iloilo City
Tel # (033) 509-7956/336-0750
Mr. Gilbert B. Gumabay
OIC-Regional Director
3/F, BF Building
N. Escario Street, Cebu City
Tel # (032) 254-4152/256-2797/336-0750
Ms. Mercy N. Santos
OIC-Regional Director
3/F, F. Mendoza Commercial
Complex 141 Sto. Niño
Tacloban City
Tel # (053) 321-2018/325-5029
Mr. Peter Paul D. Baluyan
OIC-Regional Director
BLGF Region IX
F.S. Pajares Avenue
Oval Complex, Pagadian City
Tel # (062) 215-4212 Postal Code – 7016
Mr. Tomas R. Carillo
OIC-Regional Director
BLGF Region X
6th Div. Corner Tejero Street
Patag, Cagayan de Oro City
Tel # (088) 227-3782/227-3895/856-3861
Mr. Herminigilda G. Garsula
OIC-Regional Director
BLGF Region XI
JV’s Peak Realty, Roxas Avenue
Davao City
Tele-Fax # (082) 221-3054
Ms. Luningning R. Llanto
OIC-Regional Director
Old City Hall, Barangay Zone II.
Koronadal City
Tel # (083) 520-1927
Ms. Tessie S. Mangaccat
OIC-Regional Director
2/F PS Arcade
J.P. Rosales Avenue,
Butuan City
Tel # (085) 342-9465 / Fax # 815-9474;
Ms. Elvira S. Daradar
OIC-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.10-013-2016 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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The herein guidelines sets the criteria on the grant of the Performance Based Bonus for all officials and employees of the Bureau for Calendar Year 2015.RATIONALE and LEGAL BASIS
Executive Order (EO) No. 80, s. 2012, dated July 20, 2012, directs the adoption of the Performance Based Incentive System (PBIS) for government employees, consisting of the Productivity Enhancement Incentive (PEI) and the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB). It is based on the principle that service delivery by the bureaucracy can be improved by linking personnel incentives to the bureau or delivery unit’s performance, and by recognizing and rewarding exemplary performance to foster teamwork and meritocracy.
The granting of the PBB in the BLGF aims to motivate exemplary performance and greater accountability and to ensure the achievement of the Bureau’s targets and commitments under the Key Results Areas (KRAs) laid down in EO No. 43, s.2011 and the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2011-2016. It ultimately seeks to give monetary incentive to each personnel based on his/her performance in achieving the expected outputs of his/her function.IMPLEMENTING GUIDELINES
Upon determination of the eligibility and performance ranking of the BLGF, the ratings obtained under the Career Executive Service Performance Evaluation System (CESPES) for the Third Level Officials and the Office Performance Commitment Review (OPCR) for Offices/Divisions/Delivery Units and the Individual Performance Commitment Review (IPCR) for the Rank and File employees as prescribed under BLGF Strategic Performance Management System (SPMS), shall serve as bases for the ranking of their performance. The following guidelines shall be observed:
1. The OIC-Executive Director shall be granted a fixed rate of P35,000.00.
2. All officials and employees of the BLGF, both at the central and regional offices, who submitted their respective OPCR and IPCR for January to June and July to December, CY 2015, with at least Satisfactory rating, and have rendered at least nine(9) months of service for the year ending December 31, 2015 shall be forced ranked (from highest to lowest) as follows:
Ranking of Offices/Delivery Units:
Best Performer – 10%
Better Performer – 25%
Good Performer – 65%
Ranking of Individual Employees:
For Best Bureau Rank:
Best Performer – 20%
Better Performer – 35%
Good Performer – 45%
For Better Bureau Rank:
Best Performer – 15%
Better Performer – 30%
Good Performer – 55%
For Good Bureau Rank:
Best Performer – 10%
Better Performer – 25%
Good Performer – 65%
Employees with Below Satisfactory rating shall be excluded from ranking.
3. BLGF Officials belonging to the Third Level and CESOs/CES eligible should receive a rating of at least ‘Very Satisfactory’ under the CESPES. Payment of the PBB to Third Level officials shall be contingent on the results of the CESPES.
4. Personnel on detail to another government agency for six (6) months or more as of November 30, 2015 shall be included in the ranking of employees in the recipient agency which rated his/her performance.
5. Personnel who transferred from one government agency to another government agency and who have already rendered six (6) months of service or more as of November 30, 2015 in the recipient agency shall be included in the rating and ranking of employees in the recipient agency. However, should the personnel have rendered more than six (6) months of service in the former agency, said personnel shall be included in the ranking of employees of the previous agency.
6. Personnel found guilty of administrative and/or criminal cases filed against them and meted penalty in FY 2015 shall not be entitled to the FY 2015 PBB. If the penalty meted out is only a reprimand, such penalty shall not cause the disqualification to the PBB.
7. Personnel who rendered a minimum of three (3) months but less than nine(9) months of service due to the following reasons and with at least ‘Satisfactory’ rating shall be eligible for the grant of PBB on a pro-rata basis :
> newly hired employees
> retirement
> resignation
> rehabilitation leave
> maternity leave
> vacation leave or sick leave with or without pay
> scholarship/study leave
> sabbatical leaveThe following table shall serve as basis for the pro-rated amount :
Length of Service Percentage of PBB
8 mos. but less than 9 mos. 90%
7 mos. but less than 8 mos. 80%
6 mos. but less than 7 mos. 70%
5 mos. but less than 6 mos. 60%
4 mos. but not less than 5 mos. 50%
3 mos. but not less than 4 mos. 40%8. Officials and employees under the following conditions shall not be eligible for the grant of the PBBa. Personnel who are on vacation or sick leave, with or without pay, for the entire year.b. Officials belonging to the Third Level and CESOs/CES eligible who receive ‘Satisfactory’ rating under the CESPES, and employees belonging to the First and Second Levels who receive a ‘Below Satisfactory’ rating in their OPCR/IPCR.c. All non-filers of the 2014 Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN)d. Officials and employees who failed to liquidate Cash Advances within the reglementary period.For the guidance of all concerned.Download here
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