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Full Disclosure Policy (FDP)
It is the government’s policy that requires certain local officials of provinces, cities, and municipalities to fully disclose particular financial transactions of the LGU to keep their constituents informed of how the LGU budget is managed, disbursed and used. LGUs are directed to disclose or post in conspicuous places (CP) within public buildings, in print media (PM) of community or general circulation, and in the website (Web) their documents as mandated by Section 84 of Republic Act No. 10155 or the General Appropriations Act, Fiscal Year 2012.
IMPORTANCE OF FULL DISCLOSURE
- Help minimize, if not totally prevent corruption and misuse of public funds
- Increase the people’s awareness of the available public funds and the allocated amount for development projects in their localities
- Promote honest, transparent, and orderly management of public funds
ROLE OF DILG:
- Help the government ensure maximum compliance to FDP
- Guide those concerned on the proper FDP procedures and processes
- Recommend sanctions against non-complying officials
- Implement a reward and recognition system for complying officials through its Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) and Seal of Good Housekeeping Awards
Where Can LGUs Post their Financial Documents?
- For a Provincial or City Government, financial documents are to be posted through the following means:
- LGU Website; AND
- At least three (3) publicly accessible and conspicuous places within the province or city, OR, to be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the territorial jurisdiction of the local government unit.
- For a Municipal Government, financial documents are to be posted through the following means:
- LGU Website, if any; OR
- At least three (3) publicly accessible and conspicuous places within the province or city; OR
- To be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the territorial jurisdiction of the local government unit.
What are Conspicuous Places?
This refers to the provincial capitol, city hall, municipal hall, barangay hall and government owned facilities to include, but not limited to, social center, gymnasiums. Auditoriums, manpower development center, training center, transport terminal, public market, public school, health station or center and hospital.
Likewise, such required documents may also be posted in privately-owned buildings or facilities where the general public usually converges, including those owned by religious groups, and the Chamber of Commerce, subject to their consent, provided that the cost of installing a bulletin board for the purpose shall be borne by the concerned local government.
What are the required documents to be posted?
- Budget Reports
- Procurement Reports
- Special Purpose Fund Reports
What if the LGUs do not have Debt Service or PDAF?
LGUs still need to post a Certificate of No Debt Service or no PDAF duly signed by the concerned Local Chief Executive.
Information Sharing with Civil Society and NGO’s
Local Chief Executives, upon request, are to provide copies of these documents to the media, civic, basic sector and business groups.
If the LGU has no website, where can the posting be accommodated?
LGUs may now post their full disclosure documents at the DILG’s Full Disclosure Policy Portal at http://fdpp.dilg.gov.ph