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COA holds Learning and Development Summit for 2024: Revolutionizing COA’s Capacity Building with up-to-date L&D Strategies
Published: 4 July 2024

Professional Development Office (PDO) Directors Mary Joyce G. Eruma and Olympia P. Balugay with guest resource persons and training specialists from the PDO and regional training units


The Commission on Audit (COA) conducted the first Training Specialists Competency Updates/ Learning and Development Summit as part of its continuous efforts to bridge the competency gap of its workforce. Sixty-four Training Specialists (TS) from the COA Professional Development Office (PDO) and Regional Training Units (RTUs) participated in the event that was hosted by the COA Regional Office No. XI on 18-20 June 2024 in Davao City.

The initiative is part of the PDO’s focus for 2024 to further enhance the capacity of COA TS and facilitators as well as calibrate its existing training plan to attune with the latest developments in the field and realize overall organizational goals. It aims to equip COA personnel holding TS positions and those who are performing the functions of a TS, with the latest innovations in managing training activities, either in-person or online, and to hone their processing/observation skills with other training-development solutions, all geared towards attaining personal and organizational excellence and integrity.

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Tagaytay City DRRM conducts training on basic first aid and disaster risk reduction management for COA International Training Center and Dormitory personnel
Published: 25 June 2024

As part of the Commission on Audit’s (COA) commitment to provide relevant and adequate skills trainings for its personnel assigned at the COA International Training Center and Dormitory (CITCD), it initiated the conduct of the “Training on Basic First Aid and Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM)” held on 10-11 June 2024. The training was spearheaded by the Technical Working Group (TWG), Secretariat, and Committee on Training and Advocacy (CTA), all of COA Gender and Development Focal Point System (GFPS); and the General Services Office (GSO) of the COA Administration Sector, in coordination with the Tagaytay City Department of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (TCDRRMO).

On the first day of the training, Assistant Commissioner Fortunata M. Rubico, TWG Chair, COA GFPS, provided insights on critical gender issues during disaster occurrence affecting women and children, and other vulnerable sectors. For the CITCD personnel, as first responders during major disaster events and emergency situations within the premises, they should possess the necessary knowledge, skills and adequate training on basic first aid and DRRM that is in synch with the appropriate disaster responses of the Tagaytay City Government.

Assistant Commissioner Fortunata M. Rubico explains the importance of disaster preparedness of CITC personnel.

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COA earns National Privacy Commission Certification and Seal
Published: 24 June 2024

The Commission on Audit (COA) was formally recognized as compliant with National Privacy Commission (NPC) standards earning the NPC Certification and Seal on 5 June 2024. This achievement is a manifestation of COA’s commitment to protect data confidentiality, integrity, and availability. It affirms COA’s support of the government’s advocacy to defend privacy rights and responsible data management.

The NPC seal, now displayed at the COA website, signifies the Commission’s adherence to the highest standards of data privacy and security. It assures stakeholders, partners, and the public that COA is a trustworthy custodian of sensitive information.

COA remains dedicated to continuous improvement and ongoing compliance with evolving data privacy regulations. By prioritizing data privacy and security, COA reaffirms its role as a responsible information steward and advocate for privacy rights.

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COA Presents International Labour Organization Audit Report
Published: 18 June 2024

Geneva, Switzerland -- The Governing Body of the International Labour Organization (ILO) has formally accepted and endorsed the comprehensive report to the Conference prepared by its External Auditor, the Commission on Audit (COA) of the Philippines, covering the year ending on 31 December 2023.

Presented by COA Chairperson Gamaliel Asis Cordoba, the report also includes the consolidated financial statements for the same period, which have been submitted to the 112th Session of the International Labour Conference for deliberation and adoption.

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