As the Commission on Audit celebrates its 121st Anniversary during these difficult and increasingly challenging times brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, I am greeting everyone with a meaningful and purposeful anniversary.
I would like to take this opportunity to call for unity amongst COAns to pray for those who are suffering, who have lost their loved ones and to heal as one as we hope that this crisis that brought enormous changes to our lives will soon come to pass. Let us also take this time to rest our bodies and minds, meditate and renew our faith for we have much work to do in the coming days.
The Commission continues to be a partner of our country's fight against the unseen enemy who has brought global fears about health, the financial situation, and safety. We are doing our part to help those in need and to continuously safeguard our country's coffers, especially those government funds intended to respond to the current pandemic. As there is much work to be done in auditing COVID-19 funds, I am calling on our auditors and everyone to remain vigilant and to perform our mandated duties without fear or favor.
I hope that everyone will be able to take pride in how they responded to these challenges we are now facing.
On our 121st Anniversary, let us continue to support the government's fight against COVID-19. Stay safe and stay well.