All 243 Commission on Audit (COA) Regional Office No. XII officials and employees renewed their commitment to uphold integrity at all times through the recital of the Integrity Pledge, an oath of commitment to ethical practices and good governance as employees of the Commission on 6 June 2019 at Koronadal City.

Officials and personnel of COA Regional Office No. XII take the Integrity Pledge oath before COA Commissioner Roland C. Pondoc on 6 June 2019.

The pledge was administered by COA Commissioner Roland C. Pondoc who emphasized that integrity is how one person lives his life faced with everyday circumstances and chooses the right decision even if such is the harder decision to make.

Salient points of Republic Act No. 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees, and COA Resolution No. 2018-10 dated 1 February 2018 or the Revised Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for COA Officials and Employees were discussed to remind COAns their duties and responsibilities as public servants accountable to the people.

Newly recruited personnel were also called to take the center stage for a symbolic oath taking before Commissioner Pondoc.

Easily adding life and color to the event was the theatrical performance by the COA Region XII performing artists featuring traditional dances of the local T'boli tribe. Meanwhile, Commissioner Pondoc with retired Assistant Commissioner and current Gender and Development consultant Ma. Lourdes M. Castillo, Regional Director Susan P. Donalvo and Assistant Regional Director Virginia G. Datukon and all the active and energetic COA XII employees participated in a community dance following the traditional dance performance.

The Integrity Pledge ceremony is part of the intensified Integrity Management Program (IMP) of the Commission.