USM Transparency Seal

University of Southern Mindanao in Compliance with Sec. 93 (Transparency Seal) R.A.  No. 10155

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

Section 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) 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. 43, s. 2011; (v) the program/projects beneficiaries as identified in the applicable special provisions; (vi) status of implementation of programs and projects; 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. 

I. Agency Mandate, Vision, Mission and List of Officials

  • University of Southern Mindanao Mandated Functions:
    • Instruction
      Instruction is offered for tertiary and advanced education levels which offer a variety of courses and fields of specialization.

    • Research
      Research activities are mostly carried out by its research arms: the University of Southern Mindanao Agricultural Research Center (USMARC), a national research center for corn, sorghum and fruit crops; the Philippine Industrial Crop Research Institute (PICRI), a national research institute for rubber, fiber crops, coffee, spices, cacao, and other industrial crops. Attached to PICRI is the Philippine Rubber Testing Center (PRTC), a testing center for dried natural rubber. USM also hosts two organized bodies which do research and development activities: the Cotabato Agricultural and Resources Research and Development Consortium (CARRDEC), a research consortium of various agencies in Central Mindanao and the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC), a member of the national PCC network.

    • Extension
      Extension takes the form of training on various subject areas for different groups mostly of farmers, technical assistance to various sectors, social laboratory projects, demonstration farms, consultancy services and public education through personal contacts and the mass media: radio, print, and media.

    • Resource Generation
      The University’s resource generation program generates a sizeable income to augment the operating fund of the University and to serve as laboratory for horticulture, animal science, agronomy, and agribusiness majors.
  • Vision
    Quality and relevant education for its clientele to be globally competitive, culture-sensitive and morally responsive human resources for sustainable development.

  • Mission
    Help accelerate socio-economic development, promote harmony among diverse communities and improve quality of life through instruction, research, extension and resource generation in Southern Philippines.

  • List of Officials

II. DBM Approved Budget And Correspoding Targets

III. Modifications Made Pursuant to the General and Special Provisions (not Applicable)

IV. Annual Procurement Plan

V. Major Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries and Status of Implementation

VI. Annual Financial Reports

VII. Annual Reports on the Status of Income authorized by law to be Deposited Outside the National Treasury

VIII. USM Quality Management System (QMS)

IX. System of Ranking Delivery Units

X. The Agency Review and Compliance Procedure of Statements and Financial Disclosures

XI. People's Freedom to Information (FOI)

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