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 showcased the gains of the Citizen Participatory Audit of Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management at a public presentation held at the Professional Development Center Auditorium on 7 February 2017.
Commissioner Isabel D. Agito leads COA officials in welcoming representatives of the Audit Board of Indonesia on a study visit to the country to discuss the audit of health insurance systems on 2 February 2017.
Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo and Commissioner Jose A. Fabia join the participants of the training on security administration held at the Professional Development Center on 27 January 2017.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) in partnership with the Commission on Audit (COA) conducted the 2017 Gender and Development (GAD) Budget Fora for two different sets of audiences on 9 and 10 November 2017 at the COA Sports and Cultural Center Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City.
The forum reoriented budget officers on the Revised Guidelines on the Preparation of the Annual GAD Plans and Budgets and Accomplishment Reports, clarified issues and concerns encountered by agencies in the preparation and implementation of their annual GAD Plans and Budgets; and presented the guidelines in the audit of GAD Funds and activities.
An estimated 470 representatives from national government agencies, attached agencies, bureaus, state universities and colleges and government-owned-and-controlled corporations participated. Also present were representatives from the Department of Budget Management (DBM) and members of the PCW Gender Resource Pool.
Commission on Audit (COA) Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo, COA Commissioner Jose A. Fabia and Institute of Internal Auditors Philippines, Inc. (IIA-P) Chairperson and President Myrna E. Amahan signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on 24 October 2017 at the COA CP Boardroom.
The Commission on Audit (COA) formed a partnership with the Institute of Internal Auditors Philippines, Inc. (IIA-P), a non-stock, non-profit organization that promotes education and professional development for internal audit professionals, to support advocacies and initiatives for a strong internal auditing in the Philippine government.
COA Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo and IIA-P Chairperson and President Myrna E. Amahan signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on 24 October 2017 at the COA CP Boardroom. COA Commissioner Jose A. Fabia witnessed the signing.
The MOA calls for collaborative efforts to establish competency for internal auditors in the public sector and develop programs to level up internal audit to international standards. Both parties will provide opportunities for briefing on internal auditing principles and standards to ensure congruence in the practice of internal audit in the public sector while IIA-P will also provide training related to internal audit.
“Although we are external auditors, part of our role is also to evaluate the strength of internal control systems of government agencies. For this purpose, we have come up with standards by which internal control systems can be evaluated,” Chairperson Aguinaldo said.
‘We appreciate the effort of the Institute because it is important for us to harness stakeholder participation,” he added.
COA issued Resolution No. 2016-016 on 30 September 2016, adopting the Philippine Internal Auditing Framework for Public Sector and Philippine Internal Control Framework for Public Sector. COA also developed the Handbook on Philippine Internal Auditing Standards for the Public Sector to provide applicable guidelines essential for the professional practice of internal auditing and guidance for establishing, implementing and maintaining effective internal control in all government agencies.