COA earns National Privacy Commission Certification and Seal

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

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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COA leads international meet on public debt audit

The Commission on Audit (COA), the Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) of the Philippines, led the Annual Meeting of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) Working Group on Public Debt (WGPD) held on 5 to 7 June 2024 in Baku, Azerbaijan. COA Chairperson Gamaliel A. Cordoba chaired the 3-day event of the INTOSAI WGPD.

The WGPD’s mandate stems from one of the three Goal Committees of the INTOSAI Knowledge Sharing and Knowledge Services. It is tasked to prepare and publish guidelines and other materials for use by SAIs to encourage the proper reporting and sound management of public debt; identify key issues for the development of responsibilities and procedures for auditing and evaluating public debt commitments; and exchange knowledge with other institutions dealing with public debt issues, among others.

The 2024 Azerbaijan Meet focuses on the theme “Responding to the Global Challenges of Public Debt.” Delegates from 28 member-SAIs discussed issues such as the capacity gap among auditors in the Audit of Public Debt and Public Debt Management and SAI’s challenges in the audit of debt sustainability. Expert resource persons from the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, and the International Budget Partnership shared their experiences and expertise in the domain of public debt.

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COA enters into a Memorandum of Agreement for skills training; conducts housekeeping training

The Commission on Audit (COA) recently entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Regional Office No. IV-A for the skills training of administrative personnel of the Commission.

(left to right): COA Director Mary Joyce G. Eruma, Assistant Commissioner Fortunata M. Rubico, TESDA RO IV-A Regional Director Baron Jose L. Lagran, and TESDA Cavite Provincial Director Rosalinda B. Talavera sign the MOA between the COA and the TESDA RO IV-A on 15 April 2024 at the COA International Training Center and Dormitory in Tagaytay City.

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