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.

DOST-ASTI Compliance with Sec. 93 (Transparency Seal) R.A. No. 10155 (General Appropriations Act FY 2012)

I. Mandate | Mission, Vision, Strategic Goals | List of Key Officials

II. Annual Financial Reports

A. FAR No. 1: SAAOBDB (Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balance

a.1 FY 2013
a.2 FY 2014

a.3 FY 2015
a.4 FY 2016 as of: 31 March 2016 | 30 June 2016 | 30 September 2016 | 31 December 2016
a.5 FY 2017 as of: 31 March 2017 | 30 June 2017 | 30 September 2017 31 December 2017

B. FAR No. 4: Summary Report on Disbursements

b.1 FY 2013
b.2 FY 2014
b.3 FY 2015
b.4 FY 2016  
b.5 FY 2017 as of: 31 March 2017 | 30 June 2017 | 30 September 2017 31 December 2017

C. BAR No. 1: Quarterly Physical Report of Operations/Physical Plan

c.5 FY 2017 as of: 31 March 2017 | 30 June 2017 | 30 September 2017 31 December 2017

D. FAR No. 5: Quarterly Report on Revenue and Other Receipts

d.1 FY 2013
d.2 FY 2014
d.3 FY 2015

E. Financial Plan (Detailed Statement of Current Year's Obligations, Disbursements and Unpaid Obligations)

e.1 FY 2013
e.2 FY 2014
e.3 FY 2015
e.4 FY 2016 | List of Due and Demandable Obligations 2016  
FY 2017List of Due and Demandable Obligations 2017  

III. DBM Approved Budget and Targets 

VI. QMS ISO Certification 

VII. System of Ranking Delivery Units 2016

PBB Accomplishment Report

- FY 2016: Congratulatory Message 
- FY 2016: MFO Accountability Report Card (MARC-1)
- FY 2016: Management Accountability Report Card (MARC-2)

DOST-ASTI Freedom of Information (FOI) Manual

About Us

Over the years, the emergence of information and communications technology has greatly affected the lives of people in the world crossing borders among countries and bringing access closer to one another. In the same token, the birth of Microelectronics has resulted to progress in the development of smaller, lighter and more efficient electronic devices.

This development has a striking resemblance to the birth of one of the research and development institutes of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) – the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI). It was in 1987 when President Corazon C. Aquino renamed the then National Science and Technology Authority (NSTA) to Department of Science and Technology (DOST). As an offshoot of such sequential events, the DOST-ASTI was created as a research and development institute of the Department by virtue of Executive Order No. 128.

Address: DOST- ASTI Building, U.P. Technology Park Complex, Carlos P. Garcia Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101, Philippines
Contact Number: 927 2541