COA’s Professional Development Office launches Training Management Information System (TMIS)

The Commission on Audit’s Professional Development Office (PDO), under the Professional and Institutional Development Sector (PIDS), in cooperation with the Administration Sector’s (AS) Information Technology Office (ITO), officially launched the Training Management Information System (TMIS) during the conduct of its hands-on training on 14 March 2024 at the Professional Development Center in Quezon City, Philippines.

The TMIS aims to foster a culture of continuous learning, enhance organizational efficiency, and optimize the Commission’s training efforts by automating the scheduling, tracking, and reporting of its training activities in keeping with COA Resolution Nos. 2013-020 and COA Resolution No. 2015-013 on the adoption of the Ladderized Training Program for COA and on the use of interactive and other media for Training and Development, respectively.

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COA kicks off Women’s Month with emphasis on equality and inclusiveness

Officials and Employees of the Commission on Audit from the Central Office wear purple during the 2024 National Women’s Month opening program after the Flag Raising Ceremony on Monday, 04 March 2024.

The Commission on Audit (COA) set the tone for the National Women's Month (NWM) celebration with the formal launch held during the flag raising ceremony at the COA Central Office on 04 March 2024. With the 2023-2028 theme "WE for gender equality and inclusive society," COA is set to celebrate the remarkable achievements of women across the organization, underscoring COA's commitment to foster gender equality and inclusivity.

On behalf of Commissioner Mario G. Lipana, Chairperson of the Executive Committee of the COA Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Point System (GFPS), Director Roberto D. Mabagos, Jr.’s inspirational message highlighted the pivotal role of women in the Commission. Director Mabagos emphasized the need for continuous advocacy for women's rights and the importance of creating a Commission where women can thrive without barriers.

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MWSS RO recognizes COA as steadfast partner in gender mainstreaming

MWSS RO GFPS Chair Claudine B. Orocio-Isorena and MWSS RO Chief Regulator Patrick Lester N. Ty (center) with other agencies’ officials invited to the MWSS RO GAD Kapihan 2023

The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System Regulatory Office Gender and Development Focal Point System (MWSS RO GFPS) recently awarded the Commission on Audit (COA) with a plaque of recognition as one of its steadfast partners in gender mainstreaming during the GAD Kapihan 2023 hosted by the MWSS RO at Joemag's Cafe in UP Diliman, Quezon City.

The event’s theme centered on recognizing and strengthening partnerships through renewed commitment towards achievement of gender mainstreaming within the water sector.

MWSS RO GFPS took the opportunity to acknowledge and appreciate the valuable contributions of its partners in promoting gender equality and celebrated their collaborative efforts. The event likewise served as a platform to strengthen existing partnerships and build new connections.

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House approves bill revising government auditing code

In an effort to keep up with the changing times, the Commission on Audit (COA) had long been clamoring for lawmakers to update the 45-year old Presidential Decree (PD) No. 1445 or the “Government Auditing Code of the Philippines.” This initiative has taken a big step forward as the House of Representatives, voting 258-0-0, approved House Bill No. 9674 or the “Revised Government Auditing Act” on the Third and Final Reading on 12 December 2023. It is one of the priority measures of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.

In his sponsorship speech, Committee on Revision of Laws Chair Edward Vera Perez Maceda noted the outdated processes of accounting and auditing and emphasized the need to update the government auditing code due to the changing times, emerging technologies and digitization.

Representative Edward Vera Perez Maceda (6th from left), 4th District of Manila, Chair of the Committee on Revision of Laws; Representative Mark O. Go (7th from left), Lone District of Baguio City and Member of the Committee on Appropriations; and Atty. Jean Celzo-Dapula, Secretary of the Committee on Revision of Laws join COA officials (left to right) Atty. Ana Lee T. Sianoya, Director Daryl H. Tonolete, Atty. Al Baljon, Assistant Commissioners Alexander B. Juliano, Winnie Rose H. Encallado, Fortunata M. Rubico and Nilda B. Plaras, Atty. Erwin E. Lapitan, and HOR Auditor Isaiash Reynoso at the House of Representatives Plenary Session Hall after the 2nd reading of the Revised Government Auditing Act on 6 December 2023.

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