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 Mandate (Legal Basis and Functions)


Under EO 127, the Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF) 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.

BLGF Vision Statement


“Empower local government units to attain fiscal sustainability through a responsive Bureau of Local Government Finance.”

BLGF Mission Statement


BLGF aims to improve the quality of local government finance through the following:

    • Assist in the formulation and issuance of sound policies on local taxation, revenue administration and public financial management;
    • Conduct effective supervision of and extensive coordination with local treasury and assessment offices;
    • Render timely and efficient assistance to the Secretary of Finance in the processing of appointments, designations, and personnel action of all local treasurers and assistant treasurers;
    • Develop, implement and timely monitor relevant plans and programs on resource management system, collection enforcement and credit financing; and
    • Provide appropriate consultative services and technical assistance on local taxation, real property assessment and other related matters.
Updated List of Officials

Central Office

CENTRAL OFFICE
Address : 8th Floor, EDPC Building, BSP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Malate, Manila 1004
Tel. No. : (02) 5310-3136
Email : central@blgf.gov.ph
Mr. Niño Raymond B. Alvina
Executive Director
Tel. No. (02) 5310-3136
Email Address: nb.alvina@blgf.gov.ph or oed@blgf.gov.ph
Atty. Flosie Fanlo-Tayag, CESO IV
Deputy Executive Director III
Tel. No. (02) 8527-2780, 8522-8767
Email Address: ff.tayag@blgf.gov.ph
Engr. Jose Arnold M. Tan, CESO V
Deputy Executive Director III
Tel. No. (02) 8522-8768
Email Address: jm.tan@blgf.gov.ph
SERVICE DIRECTORS
Ms. Armi M. Advincula, CESE
Director II
Administrative, Financial and Management Service
Tel. No. (02) 8527-2780
Email Address: am.advincula@blgf.gov.ph or afms.blgf.gov.ph
Atty. Menilba M. Nicolas
Director II
Legal Service
Tel. No. (02) 8527-3134
Email Address: mm.nicolas@blgf.gov.ph or legalservice@blgf.gov.ph
Mr. Ricardo L. Bobis, Jr.
Acting Director (On Designation)
Local Government Units Operations Service
Tel. No. (02) 5310-3144
Email Address: rl.bobis@blgf.gov.ph or lguos@blgf.gov.ph
Ms. Ma. Pamela P. Quizon
Director II
Local Fiscal Policy Service
Tel. No. (02) 8522-8771
Email Address: mp.quizon@blgf.gov.ph or lfps@blgf.gov.ph
ADMINISTRATIVE, FINANCIAL AND MANAGEMENT SERVICE (AFMS)
Ms. Melcy M. Baluyan
Chief, Administrative Division
Tel. No. (02) 5318-2527
Email Address: mm.baluyan@blgf.gov.ph or admin@blgf.gov.ph
Mr. Ricardo L. Bobis, Jr.
Information Technology Officer III, Information Systems Management Division
Tel. No. (02) 5310-3135
Email Address: rl.bobis@blgf.gov.ph or ismd@blgf.gov.ph
Ms. Erwin C. Domingo
OIC Chief, Financial Management Division
Tel. No. (02) 8527-2808
Email Address: ec.domingo@blgf.gov.ph or fmd@blgf.gov.ph
LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNIT OPERATIONS SERVICE (LGUOS)
Ms. Josephine A. Aseo
OIC Chief, Local Treasury Operations Division
Email Address: ja.aseo@blgf.gov.ph or ltod@blgf.gov.ph
Mr. Ricardo L. Bobis, Jr.
Concurrent Chief, Capacity Building Division
Email Address: rl.bobis@blgf.gov.ph or ismd@blgf.gov.ph
Ms. Luz R. Lapid
OIC Chief, Local Assessment Operation Division
Email Address: lr.lapid@blgf.gov.ph or laod@blgf.gov.ph
Ms. Anabelle C. Garrido
Chief, Project Evaluation and Management Division
Email Address: ac.garrido@blgf.gov.ph or pemd@blgf.gov.ph
LOCAL FISCAL POLICY SERVICE (LFPS)
Ms. Brenda L. Miranda
Chief, Policy, Planning, Programming and Standards Division
Email Address: bl.miranda@blgf.gov.ph or pppsd@blgf.gov.ph
Ms. Mary Ann U. Rada
OIC Chief, Local Financial Data Analysis Division
Email Address: mu.rada@blgf.gov.ph or lfdad@blgf.gov.ph
Ms. Erwina Grace P. Morales
Chief, Local Debt Monitoring and Evaluation Division
Email Address: ep.morales@blgf.gov.ph or ldmed@blgf.gov.ph
LEGAL SERVICE (LS)
Atty. Esperanza LM. Aggalao-Ticangan
Acting Chief, Legal Division
Email Address: ea.ticangan@blgf.gov.ph or legal@blgf.gov.ph
Atty. Menilba M. Nicolas
Concurrent, Internal Affairs Division
Email Address: mm.nicolas@blgf.gov.ph or iad@blgf.gov.ph
Regional Office

Cordillera Administrative Region
3rd Floor, TG Home Builders Building
No. 75 Fergusan Road, Guisad, Baguio City
Tel. No. (074) 442-8043
Email Address: car@blgf.gov.ph
Ms. Ma. Florizelda A. Enriquez, CESE
Regional Director
BLGF Region I
2nd Floor, Kenny Plaza Building
South Quezon Avenue
San Fernando City, La Union
Tel. No. (072) 242-7080/Fax No. (072) 242-0503
Email Address: 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. Ma. Florizelda A. Enriquez, CESE
Regional Director (Concurrent)
BLGF Region III
Diosdado Macapagal Government Center
Mahusay Street, San Fernando City, Pampanga
Tel. No. (045) 961-1343/961-3041
E-mail:r3@blgf.gov.ph
blgrR3@yahoo.com
Ms. Divina M. Corpuz
Regional Director
BLGF Region IV-A (CALABARZON)
3rd Floor, Marcelita Building, National Highway
Brgy. Real, Calamba City
Tel. No. (049) 545-0800
E-mail: r4a@blgf.gov.ph, blgfcalabarzon@yahoo.com
Ms. Geriebeth G. Dela Torre
Regional Director
BLGF MIMAROPA Region
3rd Floor, MB Building, Barangay Gulod Labac, Batangas City
Tel. No. (043) 702-2250 | 0917-802-8445
E-mail : r4b@blgf.gov.ph; mimaropablgf@gmail.com
Ms. Consolacion Q. Agcaoili
Acting Regional Director
BLGF Region V
Regional Government Center
Rawis, 4500 Legazpi City
Albay
Tel. No. (052) 481-2707/481-3846
E-mail: r5@blgf.gov.ph; blgf5@yahoo.com
Ms. Anastacia R. Llaneta
Acting Regional Director
BLGF Region VI
2nd Floor, Philippine Veterans Bank Bldg.
Corner Valeria-Delgado Streets
Iloilo City
Tel. No. (033) 336-0750/509-7956
E-mail: r6@blgf.gov.ph; blgfr6@yahoo.com
Ms. Maria Rhodora C. Gascon
Acting Regional Director
BLGF Region VII
4th Floor, The MAXWELL Hotel Annex Building,
N. Escario Street, Kamputhaw,
Cebu City
Tel. No. (032) 412-6778/254-4152/256-2797
E-mail: r7@blgf.gov.ph
Mr. Jessie B. Doctolero
Regional Director
BLGF Region VIII
3rd Floor, F. Mendoza Commercial Complex
141 Sto. Niño Street
Tacloban City
Tel. No. (053) 321-2018
E-mail: r8@blgf.gov.ph; blgfregion8@yahoo.com
Mr. Gerardo A. Avorque
Regional Director
BLGF Region IX
Provincila Government Complex, Dao, Pagadian City
Tel. No. (062) 215-4212
E-mail: r9@blgf.gov.ph
Mr. Gilbert B. Gumabay
Regional Director
BLGF Region X
6th Division corner Tejero Street, Patag
Cagayan de Oro City
Tel. No. (088) 858-3895
E-mail: r10@blgf.gov.ph
Ms. Elvira S. Daradar
Acting Regional Director
BLGF Region XI
JV’S Peak Realty, Roxas Avenue
Davao City
Tel. No. (082) 221-3054
E-mail: r11@blgf.gov.ph; blgf_ro11@yahoo.com
Mr. Pascualito V. Lapiña
Regional Director
BLGF Region XII
Prime Regional Government Center, Brgy. Carpenter Hill, Koronadal City
Tel. No. (083) 887-2462
E-mail: r12@blgf.gov.ph
Mr. Jeany T. Tedera
Regional Director
BLGF CARAGA Region XIII
2nd Floor, P.S. Arcade, J. P. Rosales Ave.
Butuan City
Tel. No. (085) 815-9474/342-9465
E-mail: caraga@blgf.gov.ph; blgfcaraga@yahoo.com
Mr. Melvin Joy L. Yu
Acting Regional Director
Annual Financial Reports

Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursement and Balances

Disbursement

Financial Plan

Physical Plan

Physical Plan
Quarterly Physical Report of Operation
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
Annual Report

DBM Approved Budget and Targets

BLGF Approved Budgets

Corresponding 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

Annual Procurement Plan

APP Non-CSE

APP CSE

Indicative APP Non-CSE

Bid Documents

Contracts

Procurement Monitoring Report

Certificate of Compliance

PhilGEPs Certificate

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Quality Management System Certified by International Certifying Body or Agency Operations Manual

ISO Certificate

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Accomplishment Report BLGF QMS FA1 2020

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System of Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals

BLGF Office Order No.258-2019 dated 27 September 2019

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 2019
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BLGF Office Order No.140-2018 dated 14 September 2018

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 2018
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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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Agency Review and Compliance Procedure of Statements and Financial Disclosure

Bureau Order No. 122.2020 dated 18 December 2020

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Updated People’s Freedom of Information (FOI) Manual

BLGF FOI Manual

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BLGF One-Page FOI Manual

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BLGF FOI Reports

Agency Information Inventory, FOI Registry, and Summary Reports

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BLGF FOI Certificate

FOI Certificate of Compliance

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Certification on Internal Quality Audit

Certification on Internal Quality Audit

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Management Review Minutes

Minutes

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Cover Memo

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Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) Results

BLGF MFO Accountability Report Card (MARC-1)

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BLGF Management Accountability Report Card (MARC-2)

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Data Privacy

Terms of Use and Privacy Policy Manual

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