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> TRANSPARENCY SEAL

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.

Symbolism

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.


OSG COMPLIANCE WITH SECTION 93 OF R.A NO. 10633,
General Appropriations Act FY 2014
> Office Mandate and Functions
Mandate
The OSG represents the Government of the Philippines, its agencies and instrumentalities and its officials and agents in any litigation, proceeding, investigation or matter requiring the services of lawyers. When authorized by the President or head of the office concerned, it shall also represent government owned or controlled corporations. The Office of the Solicitor General shall discharge duties requiring the services of lawyers. It shall have the following specific powers and functions -
  1. Represent the Government in the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals in all criminal proceedings; represent the Government and its officers in the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, and all other courts or tribunals in all civil actions and special proceedings in which the Government or any officer thereof in his official capacity is a party.

  2. Investigate, initiate court action, or in any manner proceed against any person, corporation or firm for the enforcement of any contract, bond, guarantee, mortgage, pledge or other collateral executed in favor of the Government. Where proceedings are to be conducted outside of the Philippines the Solicitor General may employ counsel to assist in the discharge of the aforementioned responsibilities.

  3. Appear in any court in any action involving the validity of any treaty, law, executive order or proclamation, rule or regulation when in his judgment his intervention is necessary or when requested by the Court.

  4. Appear in all proceedings involving the acquisition or loss of Philippine citizenship.

  5. Represent the Government in all land registration and related proceedings. Institute actions for the reversion to the Government of lands of the public domain and improvements thereon as well as lands held in violation of the Constitution.

  6. Prepare, upon request of the President or other proper officer of the National Government, rules and guidelines for government entities governing the preparation of contracts, making investments, undertaking of transactions, and drafting of forms or other writings needed for official use, with the end in view of facilitating their enforcement and insuring that they are entered into or prepared conformably with law and for the best interests of the public.

  7. Deputize, whenever in the opinion of the Solicitor General the public interest requires, any provincial or city fiscal to assist him in the performance of any function or discharge of any duty incumbent upon him, within the jurisdiction of the aforesaid provincial or city fiscal. When so deputized, the fiscal shall be under the control and supervision of the Solicitor General with regard to the conduct of the proceedings assigned to the fiscal, and he may be required to render reports or furnish information regarding the assignment.

  8. Deputize legal officers of government departments, bureaus, agencies and offices to assist the Solicitor General and appear or represent the Government in cased involving their respective offices, brought before the courts and exercise supervision and control over such legal Officers with respect to such cases.

  9. Call on any department, bureau, office, agency or instrumentality of the Government for such service, assistance and cooperation as may be necessary in fulfilling its functions and responsibilities and for this purpose enlist the services of any government official or employee in the pursuit of his tasks. Departments, bureaus, agencies, offices, instrumentalities and corporations to whom the Office of the Solicitor General renders legal services are authorized to disburse funds from their sundry operating and other funds for the latter Office. For this purpose, the Solicitor General and his staff are specifically authorized to receive allowances as may be provided by the Government offices, instrumentalities and corporations concerned, in addition to their regular compensation.

  10. Represent, upon the instructions of the President, the Republic of the Philippines in international litigations, negotiations or conferences where the legal position of the Republic must be defended or presented.

  11. Act and represent the Republic and/or the people before any court, tribunal, body or commission in any matter, action or proceedings which, in his opinion affects the welfare of the people as the ends of justice may require; and -

  12. Perform such other functions as may be provided by law.
> Vision

The Office of the Solicitor General is the Republic Defender and People's Tribune securing justice for the nation through excellence in legal advocacy.


> Mission

We continuously provide excellent legal services to the Republic of the Philippines and its people.


> Core Values

  • I. - Integrity
  • D. - Dedication
  • E. - Excellence
  • A. - Accountability
  • L. - Loyalty

> Service Pledge

The officials and employees of the Office of the Solicitor General commit to deliver the agency’s mandate with efficiency, competence, and above all, integrity.

For the love of country and of God, trust that the OSG will adhere to its mission to promote and protect the interest of the Republic of the Philippines.
> OFFICE DIRECTORY
Head of Agency


Jose C. Calida
SOLICITOR GENERAL

Mark Jorel O. Calida
Head Executive Assistant

Local 660
E-mail at
mocalida@osg.gov.ph
Legal Divisions

Ma. Antonia Edita C. Dizon
Assistant Solicitor General

Local 615
E-mail at
maecdizon@osg.gov.ph
Marissa B. Dela Cruz-Galandines
Assistant Solicitor General

Local 619
E-mail at
mcgalandines@osg.gov.ph
Bernard G. Hernandez
Assistant Solicitor General

Local 621
E-mail at
bgh_osg1@osg.gov.ph
Vida G. San Vicente
Assistant Solicitor General

Local 623
E-mail at
vgsanvicente@osg.gov.ph
John Emmanuel F. Madamba
Assistant Solicitor General

Local 625
E-mail at
jfmadamba@osg.gov.ph
Rex Bernardo L. Pascual
Assistant Solicitor General

Local 627
E-mail at
rblpascual@osg.gov.ph
Magtanggol M. Castro
Assistant Solicitor General

Local 631
E-mail at
mmcastro@osg.gov.ph
Eric Remegio O. Panga
Assistant Solicitor General

Local 633
E-mail at
eopanga@osg.gov.ph
Ellaine Rose A. Sanchez-Corro
Assistant Solicitor General

Local 635
E-mail at
erascorro@osg.gov.ph
Ma. Cielo G. Se-Rondain
Assistant Solicitor General

Local 641
E-mail at
crondain@osg.gov.ph
Thomas M. Laragan
Assistant Solicitor General

Local 657
E-mail at
tmlaragan@osg.gov.ph
Anna Esperanza R. Solomon
Assistant Solicitor General

Local 647
E-mail at
aersolomon@osg.gov.ph
Myrna N. Agno-Canuto
Assistant Solicitor General

Local 649
E-mail at
marniagno@osg.gov.ph
Derek R. Puertollano
Assistant Solicitor General

Local 651
E-mail at
drpuertollano@osg.gov.ph
Hermes L. Ocampo
Assistant Solicitor General

Local 605
E-mail at
hlocampo@osg.gov.ph
Nyriam Susan S. Hernandez
Assistant Solicitor General

Local 609
E-mail at
nsshernandez@osg.gov.ph
Raymund I. Rigodon
Assistant Solicitor General

Local 629
E-mail at
ririgodon@osg.gov.ph
Maria Hazel V. Acantilado
Assistant Solicitor General

Local 637
E-mail at
mhvacantilado@osg.gov.ph
Angelita V. Miranda
Assistant Solicitor General

Local 639
E-mail at
avmiranda@osg.gov.ph
Henry S. Angeles
Assistant Solicitor General

Local 607
E-mail at
hsangeles@osg.gov.ph
Alexander S. Salvador
Assistant Solicitor General

Local 617
E-mail at
assalvador@osg.gov.ph
Peñafrancia C. Carpio-Devesa
Assistant Solicitor General

Local 613
E-mail at
pccarpio-devesa@osg.gov.ph
Maria Victoria V. Sardillo-Salom
Assistant Solicitor General

Local 956
E-mail at
mvvsardillo@osg.gov.ph
Diana H. Castañeda-De Vera
Assistant Solicitor General

Local 952
E-mail at
dcdevera@osg.gov.ph
Gilbert U. Medrano
Assistant Solicitor General

Local 643
E-mail at
gumedrano@osg.gov.ph
James L. Cundangan
Assistant Solicitor General

Local 611
E-mail at
jlcundangan@osg.gov.ph
B. Marc A. Canuto
Assistant Solicitor General

Local 653
E-mail at
bmacanuto@osg.gov.ph
Karen A. Ong
Assistant Solicitor General

Local
E-mail at
kong@osg.gov.ph
Sharon E. Millan-Decano
Assistant Solicitor General

Local
E-mail at
semdecano@osg.gov.ph
Arleen T. Reyes
Assistant Solicitor General

Local 989
E-mail at
atreyes@osg.gov.ph
Service Heads

Eduardo Alejandro O. Santos
Director IV
CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICE

Local 675
E-mail at
edsantos@osg.gov.ph
Bernadette M. Lim
Director IV
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SERVICE

Local 680
E-mail at
bmlim@osg.gov.ph
Nilo Odilon L. Palestroque
Director IV
DOCKET MANAGEMENT SERVICE

Local 664
E-mail at
nolpalestroque@osg.gov.ph
Editha R. Buendia
Director IV
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE
Local 687
E-mail at
erbuendia@osg.gov.ph

II. Annual Financial Reports
A. 2016 - 2021 | SAAOBDB
Statement and Summary of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances by Object of Expenditure
B. 2016 - 2021
FAR No. 4 - Summary Report on Disbursements
C. 2016 - 2021
BAR No. 1 - Physical Report
BAR 1 | Physical Report of Operations
D. 2016 - 2021
FAR No. 5 Quarterly Report of Revenue and Other Receipts
E. 2016 - 2021
Financial Plan

III. DBM Approved Budget and Corresponding Targets

IV. Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation
*Not Applicable

V. Annual Procurement Plan
FY 2022 - Annual Procurement Plan - Indicative FY 2022 - Annual Procurement Plan - Common Supplies and Equipment FY 2022 - Proposed Annual Procurement Plan FY 2021 - Annual Procurement Plan - Supplemental 3 FY 2021 - Annual Procurement Plan - Supplemental 2 FY 2021 - Annual Procurement Plan - Supplemental 1 FY 2021 - Annual Procurement Plan - Signed FY 2021 - Annual Procurement Plan - Common Supplies and Equipment FY 2021 - Annual Procurement Plan - Indicative (NEP) FY 2021 - Annual Procurement Plan - Proposed Agency Procurement Compliance and Performance Indicator CY 2020 Agency Procurement Compliance and Performance Indicators FY 2020 - Annual Procurement Plan - Supplemental (2) FY 2020 - Annual Procurement Plan (Updated) FY 2020 - Annual Procurement Plan - Supplemental FY 2019-2020 - Annual Procurement Plan - Continuing Appropriation FY 2020 - Annual Procurement Plan - Signed from Secretariat FY 2020 - Annual Procurement Plan - Revised FY 2020 - Annual Procurement Plan - Supplemental 1 FY 2020 - Annual Procurement Plan - Emergency Under RA 11469 (Bayanihan to Heal as One Act) FY 2020 - Annual Procurement Plan - Common Supplies and Equipment (updated) FY 2020 - Annual Procurement Plan - Common Supplies and Equipment FY 2020 - Indicative Annual Procurement Plan FY 2020 - Proposed Indicative Annual Procurement Plan FY 2020 - Annual Procurement Plan FY 2019-2020 - Continuing Appropriation FY 2019 - Annual Procurement Plan FY 2019 - Supplemental (1) FY 2019 - Supplemental (2) FY 2019 - Supplemental (3) FY 2019 - Supplemental (4) FY 2019 - Supplemental (5) FY 2019 - Supplemental (A) FY 2019 - Revised Indicative Annual Procurement Plan FY 2019 - Indicative Annual Procurement Plan FY 2019 - Proposed Annual Procurement Plan FY 2019 - Common Supplies and Equipment FY 2018 - Supplemental (1) FY 2018 - Supplemental (2) FY 2018 - Supplemental (3) FY 2018 - Supplemental (4) FY 2018 - Supplemental (5) FY 2018 - Supplemental (6) FY 2018 - Supplemental (7) FY 2018 - Supplemental (8-11) FY 2018 - Report of non-common use expense FY 2018 - APP, Common Supplies and Equipment FY 2017 - Supplemental FY 2017 FY 2016 FY 2015

VI. Quality Management System Certified by any International Organization Approved by the the Inter-Agency Task Force or ISO 9001:2015 aligned QMS documents

VII. System of Ranking Delivery Units

VIII. The Agency Review and Compliance Procedure of Statements and Financial Disclosures
Office Order on the Constitution of the SALN Review and Compliance Committee OSG SALN Procedure
*No Changes Have Been Made From the Previous Year's Establishment and Conduct of Agency Review and Compliance of SALN

IX. The Final People's Freedom to Information (FOI) Manual | Agency Information Inventory | FOI Summary Report | FOI Registry

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