The Civil Service Commission (CSC) recognized our very own Ms. Adeline P. Baarde, State Auditor IV, from the Commission on Audit (COA) Regional Office No. II among the country’s outstanding public servants. Auditor Baarde is one of the ten National Awardees for the 2022 Dangal ng Bayan Award conferred to an individual for performing extraordinary act or public service and consistent demonstration of exemplary ethical behavior. The CSC announced the list of the national winners through CSC Memorandum Circular No. 15 s. 2022 dated 29 December 2022.
Auditor Baarde’s excellent performance of her duties, strong leadership and monitoring of COA Decisions and Notices of Suspensions resulted in significant cash recoveries of government funds totaling P8,318,253.90. She conducted cash examinations on the cash and accounts of Municipal Treasurers of the Municipal Government of Palanan, Isabela and Municipal Government of Piat, Cagayan which caused restitution of cash shortages. The accountable officers were relieved from their duties and responsibilities and a cash examination report was forwarded to the Office of the Ombudsman for the proper filing of appropriate case, respectively.
Conferred with the 2021 COA Gawad Karangalan award (Level II), Auditor Baarde is known for her unwavering display of courage, integrity, and loyalty. She is also part of COA’s pool of United Nations auditors and was tapped to audit various international organizations from 2017-2020.
In a Facebook post, the CSC Region II congratulated Auditor Baarde, noting that “COA is a consistent seat of servant heroes for producing national winners of CSC's Honor Awards Program (HAP).”