COA Commissioner Jose A. Fabia leads the ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the new Provincial Satellite Audit Office in Tarlac City on 6 March 2018. With him are COA Regional Office No. III Director Lynn SF. Sicangco, Congressman Victor A. Yap, Governor Susan A. Yap, Vice Governor Carlito David and Mayor Maria Cristina C. Angeles.
COA Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo and Batangas Governor Hermilando I. Mandanas sign the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the land donation that will be the site of the new Provincial Satellite Audit Office in Batangas City on 15 January 2018. Joining Chairperson Aguinaldo are Provincial Administrator Librado G. Dimaunahan, Legal Officer Atty. Cesar L. Castor, Sr. and COA Regional Office No. IV-A Director Mario G. Lipana.
COA Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo (far right) joins De La Salle University (DLSU) Jesse M. Robredo Institute of Governance Director Francisco A. Magno, World Bank Communications Officer Justine Espina-Letargo, Department of Budget and Management Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno, and Rep. Karlo Alexei B. Nograles in the panel that presented the 2017 Open Budget Survey results held at the DLSU on 13 February 2018. The Open Budget Survey results showed how the Philippines fared in budget transparency, participation and oversight in comparison with other countries.
Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo and Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang join the participants to the Training on Effective Investigation and Prosecution for the Commission on Audit and Office of the Ombudsman Joint Investigation Team held in Pampanga from 30 May to 2 June 2017. The training was sponsored by the USAID.
Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo and Taytay Rizal Mayor George Ricardo R. Gacula II sign the Memorandum of Agreement for the construction of the PSAO building on 20 June 2017. Joining them are Assistant Commissioner Rizalina Q. Mutia, Director Mario Lipana, and Atty. Stanlee Calma.
Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo receives former COA Commissioner Sofronio B. Ursal’s donation of seven volumes of good governance reference collection on 9 May 2017. The collection includes books on government auditing, local government taxation, barangay financial administration and revenue collection. Also in picture are Assistant Commissioners Alexander B. Juliano, Winnie Rose H. Encallado and Rizalina Q. Mutia, Director Carmelita O. Antasuda and Auditor Rosa Dela Cruz.
Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo and officials of the Commission welcome delegates from the Supreme Audit Institution of Vietnam and World Bank Hanoi on a study visit to the Philippines on 3 March2017. The participants discussed issues on environment audit.
COA officials conduct teleconferencing on Supreme Audit Institutions (SAI) Performance Management Framework (PMF) with representatives of the INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI) on 9 March 2017.
Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo was the keynote speaker and inducting officer at the Institute of Internal Auditors of the Philippines General Assembly on 15 February 2017. Chairperson Aguinaldo talked about the role of internal auditors in strengthening integrity and governance.
The Commission on Audit, thru the Human Resource Management Office, has brought again potential career opportunities to new Certified Public Accountants (CPA) during their Oath Taking Ceremony at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) on Tuesday, July 10, 2018.
Nearly 2,800 new CPAs arrived at the Forum, PICC, for the historic event. Immediately after the ceremony, participants took time to visit booths installed by prospect employers. Among those present are Department of Budget and Management, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Bureau of Internal Revenue, and Anti-Money Laundering Council. Some private companies also participated, among them is the giant shipping firm Stolt-Nielsen Limited.
Concurrent celebration with this year’s oath-taking rites is the 95th anniversary of the Accountancy Profession and Board of Accountancy in providing invaluable service to the Philippines and the global accountancy community.
COA Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo receives a certificate of appreciation from the Asian Confederation of Institutes of Internal Auditors (ACIIA) after the plenary session held at the Philippine International Convention Center, Pasay City on 21-22 June 2018. ACIIA was represented by (from left) ACIIA Public Sector Forum for Internal Auditors Chairperson Helen T. de Guzman, Association of Government Internal Auditors President Josie Jane C. Ablir and Institute of Internal Auditors - Philippines Chairman and President Joseph Ian M. Canlas
Commission on Audit (COA) Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo stressed the importance of collaboration between supreme audit institutions such as the COA and internal auditors in the public sector at the 1st Asian Confederation of Institutes of Internal Auditors’ (ACIIA) Forum for Internal Auditors in the Public Sector held at the Philippine International Convention Center on 21 June 2018.
The regional forum, with the theme “Meeting Today’s Challenge: The Value of Internal Audit in the Public Sector,” aims to help public sector internal auditors in the Asian region meet the current challenges of internal audit service and to benchmark with peers to achieve greater efficiencies and value added service delivery. The ACIIA Forum was organized by the Institute of Internal Auditors - Philippines (IIA-P) in partnership with the Association of Government Internal Auditors (AGIA), Inc.
The Chairperson of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) promoted the whole system approach to public financial management (PFM) as well as encouraged the Philippine Commission on Audit (COA) to share its good practices in developing accounting and reporting systems aligned with international standards.
International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board Chairperson Ian Carruthers (far right) accepts a token from Commission on Audit (COA) Commissioner Roland C. Pondoc while COA Assistant Commissioner for the Government Accountancy Sector Lourdes M. Castillo and Board of Accountancy Chairperson Joel L. Tan-Torres look on during the forum on public sector accounting and financial reporting held on 31 May 2018 at the COA Professional Development Center Auditorium.
IPSASB Chairperson Ian Carruthers discussed developments in public financial management and updates on the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) at a recent forum jointly held by the COA and the Professional Regulatory Board of Accountancy (BOA). IPSASB Deputy Director Ross Smith also gave updates on IPSAS while BOA Chairperson Joel L. Tan-Torres shared developments in the Philippine public accounting sector.
Around 150 COA officials and employees, representatives from the BOA, and some members of the board of directors of the Government Association of Certified Public Accountants, Philippine Association for Government Budget Administration, Inc., and Philippine Association of Local Government Accountants participated in the event.