Officials of the Commission on Audit (COA) welcome civil society delegates of the Integrity Watch Afghanistan during a learning visit in the country from 25 to 27 June 2018. They discussed the design and implementation of the COA’s Citizen Participatory Audit program.
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.
(From left to right) Commission on Audit (COA) Commissioner
Roland C. Pondoc, COA Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo, 7th district
of Cavite Congressman Abraham N. Tolentino, COA Regional Office IV-A Director
Mario G. Lipana, and Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Region IV-A
Director Samson L. Hebra during the Groundbreaking Ceremony of the COA
International Training Center in Tagaytay City on 21 June 2018.
COA participants at the Technical Evaluation of Infrastructure Project workshop after their successful training held at the Professional and Institutional Development Sector on 20 June 2018.
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.
(From left to right) Royal Audit Authority (RAA) of Bhutan Assistant Auditor General Dorji Wangchuk, Ms. Sharon C. Contarciego, Ms. Ma. Theresa S. Alfanza, RAA Bhutan Senior Dzongkha Coordinator Namgay Lhendup, RAA Bhutan Senior Audit Officer Tashi Lhamo, COA Assistant Commissioner Luz L. Tolentino, RAA Bhutan Deputy Auditor General Prem Mani Pradhan, RAA Bhutan Program Officer Kangchen Karma, Ms. Arlexandria Louise F. Cariño of the Office of the COA Commissioner, RAA Bhutan Assistant Auditor General Kencho Dorji, and RAA Bhutan Program Officer Sangay Tenzin during RAA officials’ study visit on 30 May 2018.
Commission on Audit (COA) officials welcome students from the University of the Philippines National College of Public Administration and Governance during their study visit on 22 May 2018
Ms. Jacquelyn Williams-Bridgers, Chief of Party, Integrity for Investments Initiative, Philippines, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), receives a certificate of appreciation from the Commission on Audit presented by COA Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo, COA Commissioner Jose A. Fabia, and Commissioner Roland C. Pondoc during the close-out ceremony for USAID’s Integrity for Investments Initiative (i3)
COA Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo signs the Internal Auditing Standards for the Philippine Public Sector (IASPPS) with Philippine Application Guidelines (PAG) and Internal Control Standards for the Philippine Public Sector (ICSPPS) during the launch of the Standards at the Commission on Audit on 12 April 2018. Witnesses to the signing are COA Commissioners Jose A. Fabia and Roland C. Pondoc and officials of the Association of Government Internal Auditors and Institute of Internal Auditors – Philippines.
Commission on Audit (COA) officials and personnel in Region IX-Zamboanga Peninsula were privileged to have undertaken truly touching and stirring ceremonies for the Integrity Pledge administered by COA Commissioner Roland C. Pondoc on 13 December 2018. The ceremony was the second to be held in Mindanao.
COA Commissioner Roland C. Pondoc administers the Integrity Pledge to COA Region IX officials and personnel led by Regional Director Visitacion Q. Mendoza and Assistant Regional Director Daphne Grace P. Bellen.
COA Commissioner Roland C. Pondoc receives the Presidential Citation for his contribution to the success of the Philippine hosting of the 2017 ASEAN Summit.
Commission on Audit (COA) Commissioner Roland C. Pondoc was among Philippine officials and agencies recognized by President Rodrigo R. Duterte for their contribution to the successful chairmanship of the Philippines for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in 2017. The awarding ceremony was held at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on 3 December 2018.
Commissioner Pondoc also received the Institutional Award from his Alma Mater, the University of Mindanao, in recognition of his remarkable involvement in the field of Public Service, given during the baccalaureate program at the university on 4 December 2018. It is the most prestigious award handed by the university to its alumni.
Apart from the “Panunumpa ng Watawat ng Pilipinas” at “Panunumpa ng Kawani ng Gobyerno”, the Integrity Pledge is envisioned to reinforce and remind Commission on Audit (COA) personnel of their sworn duties and responsibilities as government officials. The Integrity Pledge is forefront of the programs of the present Commission Proper composed of Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo, Commissioner Jose A. Fabia and Commissioner Roland C. Pondoc.
COA Commissioner Roland C. Pondoc is with COA Region X Directors Celso L. Vocal and Jerry K. Mero, Region X auditors and personnel during the oath taking of the Integrity Pledge on 28 November 2018.
Some 400 COA Region X personnel led by Regional Director Celso L. Vocal and Assistant Regional Director Jerry K. Mero attended the solemn activity of taking their pledge of integrity before Commissioner Pondoc on 28 November 2018.
The actual taking of the Pledge of Integrity was followed by a ceremonial signing of the Integrity Pledge printed in a large tarpaulin posted on the wall that served as the stage backdrop. Commissioner Pondoc, Directors Vocal and Mero and the supervising auditors and service chiefs led the ceremonial signing.
Commissioner Pondoc emphasized that the Commission Proper is aiming to strengthen the character of integrity within COA and to instill living a life of a good public servant, doing the right thing at the right time. He stressed that success will come and go but integrity is forever, noting that dishonesty may provide gratification for a moment but that it will never last.