The Association of South East Asian Nations Supreme Audit Institutions (ASEANSAI) General Assembly Meeting was held in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam from November 6-7, 2013. The COA delegation was led by Chairperson Maria Gracia M. Pulido Tan with Assistant Commissioner Luz L. Tolentino of the Professional and Institutional Development Sector and Information Technology Office Director Lorna D. Cabochan.
Chairperson Maria Gracia M. Pulido Tan led the Philippine Commission on Audit (COA) delegation to the XXI International Congress of Supreme Audit Institutions (INCOSAI) held in Beijing, China on October 21-27, 2013. Commissioners Heidi L. Mendoza and Rowena V. Guanzon, Assistant Commissioner Luz L. Tolentino of the Professional and Institutional Development Sector, Director Robert M. Baldago and Edgardo Lamberto L. Ramos, both of the Public Information Office, complete the COA delegation.
Director Lorna D. Cabochan of the Commission’s Information and Technology Office joined a Philippine delegation to Kenya to study the country’s successful experience in shifting government financial transactions from cash to electronic payments. The other members of the delegation were Budget Undersecretary Richard Moya, Internal Revenue Deputy Commissioner Lilia Guillermo, Science and Technology Director Dennis Villorente, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Director Dan Miller and USAID Project Management Specialist Ma. Theresa Espenilla.
Commission on Audit Chairperson Maria Gracia M. Pulido Tan was the resource speaker at the Roundtable on Advancing Public Participation in the Audit Process in Tanzania held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on August 26- 27, 2013. Chairperson Pulido Tan presented the Citizen Participatory Audit roadmap, processes and successful pilot audits in the Philippines covering the CAMANAVA Flood Control Project, Conditional Cash Transfer Beneficiaries and Barangay Health Centers and Quezon City Solid Waste Management.