The Commission on Audit (COA) honored its 2020 retirees and loyalty awardees led by former Commissioner Jose A. Fabia at a virtual recognition program held on 21 December 2020.

The Commission’s recognition of its retirees and loyalty awardees highlighted a simple COA Christmas celebration centered on the theme “Pasko 2020: Pag-ibig at Pag-asa sa Gitna ng Pandemya.”

As a safety precaution in this time of pandemic, the Commission held the traditional Christmas greetings to the Commission Proper through a virtual ceremony and omitted the annual Christmas lunch with low-salaried employees.

“Sa kabila ng mga pagsubok na dala ng COVID-19 at mga sakunang dulot ng mga nagdaang sunod sunod na bagyo, nanatili tayong matatag sa pagsagawa ng ating tungkulin at tapat na paglilingkod sa ating bansa. Sa lahat ng ito, hatid sa atin ng Panginoon ang Kapayapaan at Pag-asa na mas makapangyarihan kaysa sa takot,” COA Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo said in his Christmas message to COAns.

“Sa ating pagbabalik-tanaw sa taong ito, sama-sama nating hinarap at sama-sama rin nating malalagpasan ang mga pagsubok. Natutuwa ako, bilang iisang pamilya sa COA, na ginampanan natin ang mga tungkulin na bantayan at pagyamanin ang kaban ng ating bayan sa gitna ng mga hamon ng pandemya. Ako ay lubos na nagpapasalamat sa bawat kawani ng COA,” he added.

Commissioner Roland C. Pondoc, for his part, reminded COAns that this season is a time of hope and thanksgiving. “Ito ay panahon ng Pag-asa at Pasasalamat sa mga biyayang ipinagkaloob sa atin, sa mga taong naging inspirasyon natin, at sa mga pangyayaring nagpatatag sa atin na siyang instrumento ng ating pagkakaisa. Bilang isang ahensya, nawa ay sama-sama pa rin nating ipagdiwang ang tunay na diwa ng Pasko sa pamamagitan ng pagtutulungan, pagmamahalan at pagbibigayan ng kasiyahan sa bawat isa,” he said.

COA Commissioner Jose A. Fabia led the list of COA officials who have retired in 2020 which also included Assistant Commissioners Joseph B. Anacay, Adelina Concepcion L. Ancajas, Leila S. Paras, Carmela S. Perez and Elizabeth S. Zosa and Directors Melanie R. Añonuevo, Irma S. Besas, Danilo M. Lagason, Luis S. Mejia, Emelita R. Quirante, Lynn S. Sicangco, Angelina B. Villanueva, Lydia S. Adoremos, Lorna V. Anacay, Gertrudes D. Donato, Emma U. Escusa, Antonio L. Gopez, Cora D. Marquez, Susana S. Medez, Maria S. Sarmiento, and Bismarck R. Turingan.

One hundred ninety loyalty awardees nationwide were recognized: Ludivina A. Abadines of COA Regional Office NO. IV-B, Salvacion L. Abata of COA Regional Office No. I, Jose D. Acejo of COA Regional Office No. VIII, Director Mary S. Adelino of the Corporate Government Sector (CGS), Lolita R. Adrao of the CGS, Aida A. Advento of COA Regional Office No. IV-A, Aurora Q. Aguete of the National Government Sector (NGS), Edilberto B. Aguirre of COA Regional Office No. VIII, Mercedes P. Aldea of COA Regional Office No. V, Director Bato S. Ali, Jr. of COA Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), Sylvia M. Almazan of COA Regional Office No. XVI, Director Lorna V. Anacay of the Professional and Institutional Development Sector (PIDS), Elsa C. Andoy of COA Regional Office No. XI, Roberto I. Angeles of the CGS, Dolores L. Apilis of the COA Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Desiree D. Aquino of the Special Services Sector (SSS), Bella E. Aquisap of COA Regional Office No. I, Anastacia V. Argente of COA Regional Office No. IV-A, Francisca M. Asuncion of COA Regional Office No. I, Violeta G. Azupardo of COA Regional Office No. V, Anthony Edward N. Balagapo of COA Regional Office No. IX, Arcelle B. Balansay of COA Regional Office No. II, Carolina B. Banda of the Systems and Technical Services Sector (STSS), Director Jonathan B. Beltran of the Public Information Office, Connie G. Benedictos of COA Regional Office No. IV-B, Assistant Commissioner Villa DJ. Bernaldo of the Government Accountancy Sector (GAS), Director Irma S. Besas of the NGS, Erlinda P. Bigay of the CGS, Perlita G. Cabahug of the NGS, Rosenda B. Cabang of the COA Regional Office No. VII, Hendeliza F. Cabanlong of COA CAR, Iñigo D. Cabig, Jr. of the NGS, Teresita M. Cabiladas of COA Regional Office No. I, Director Helen M. Cailing of COA Regional Office No. XI, Vivian N. Cajayon of the NGS, Bernardo A. Cangao of COA Regional Office NO. IV-A, Luzvisminda C. Canlas of COA Regional Office No. III, Susan D. Canoy of COA Regional Office No. III, Natividad D. Caoile of COA Regional Office No. III, Director Lourdes T. Cardenas of the STSS, Merlita M. Carlos of COA Regional Office No. III, Atty. Luisita A. Catalon of COA Regional Office No. VIII, Josephine R. Catap of COA Regional Office No. III, Lolita F. Cayabyab of COA Regional Office No. I, Nolina D. Cayabyab of COA Regional Office No. III, Eduardo M. Chua of COA National Capital Region, David M. Cortez of COA Regional Office No. VII, Wilma D. Cubelo of the Administration Sector (AS), Simplicio C. Dabocol, Jr. of COA Regional Office No. VIII, Salvacion M. Dalisay of COA Regional Office No. IV-B, Director Maribeth F. De Jesus of the NGS, Merla B. De Lara of COA Regional Office No. V, Angelina Y. De Leon of COA Regional Office No. V, Salvacion D. De Los Angeles of the NGS, Florida A. De Los Reyes of COA Regional office No. XI, Elnie S. Defiesta of COA Regional Office No. X, Zenaida B. Dela Rosa of the Planning, Finance and Management Sector (PFMS), Consolacion R. Dimaala of the NGS, Maribeth M. Dionisio of COA Regional Office No. IV-A, Director Susan P. Donalvo of COA Regional Office No. XIII, Rodolfo P. Dupa of COA Regional Office No. VIII, Oscar I. Eblahan of the NGS, Josephine E. Elmido of the AS, Mario A. Escleto of COA Regional Office No. XII, Angelina S. Escudero of the NGS, Cynthia M. Evasco of the NGS, Renita C. Figarola of the NGS, Nila S. Flores of COA Regional Office No. XIII, Barbara D. Francisco of COA Regional Office No. III, Director Reynaldo G. Gamutan of the Local Government Sector (LGS), Assistant Commissioner Susan P. Garcia of the NGS, Teresita A. Gelido of the COA NCR, Emelita A. Gerona of the NGS, Director Ma. Corazon S. Gomez of COA Regional Office No. IV-B, Benedick S. Guantero of COA Regional Office No. VIII, Ma. Georgina R. Hernandez of the CGS, Emilio R. Ida of the PIDS, Jovito T. Ilagan of COA Regional Office No. II, Eden J. Jurado of the PIDS, Imelda C. Lacson of COA Regional Office No. III, Mary Jane A. Lacson of COA Regional Office No. VI, Belen B. Ladines of the CGS, Gloria S. Lalisan of the STSS, Teodora J. Landicho of COA Regional Office No. IV-A, Chona D. Larayos of COA Regional Office No. VIII, Racquel M. Lastimoso of COA Regional Office No. VII, Bonifacia L. Lee of COA Regional Office No. VI, Aida A. Legislador of COA Regional Office No. XVI, Ricardo T. Leyno of the STSS, Marilyn P. Liberato of the NGS, Perlita C. Lim of COA Regional Office No. VIII, Pedrito A. Lofranco of COA Regional Office No. X, Nenita O. Lorenzo of the CGS, Jesus B. Luistro of COA Regional Office No. IV-A, Lydia N. Macatol of COA Regional Office No. X, Leonora D. Mallorca of the NGS, Francisco E. Manaog of COA Regional Office No. I, Legina C. Mangalindan of COA Regional Office No. III, Artemio A. Marasigan of the CGS, Erlinda H. Mari of the NGS, Belen G. Marquez of the COA NCR, Director Cora D. Marquez of the CGS, Rosita M. Medina of COA Regional Office No. IV-A, Ma. Hersola A. Mendiola of COA Regional Office No. IX, Arnulfo P. Mendoza of COA Regional Office No. I, Benilda E. Mendoza of the STSS, Esther Y. Modesto of COA Regional Office No. VIII, Cherina F. Mones of the CGS, Ofelia A. Monico of the NGs, Bernardita E. Montano of the CGS, Director Julia E. Moreno of the STSS, Mary Elizabeth V. Mory of the NGS, Edith I. Muyot of the CGS, Josefina B. Nerido of COA Regional Office No. I, Milagros Aurea B. Nibaten of COA CAR, Marilou A. Nieto of the NGS, Edita O. Nota of COA Regional Office No. V, Alfredo G. Ocampo of the CGS, Adelfa B. Orense of COA Regional Office No. V, Thelma A. Orinion of COA Regional Office No. I, Bess M. Ozoa of the AS, Eduardo D. Padernal of the CGS, Zenaida M. Padlan of COA Regional Office No. I, Florentina D. Pangandian of COA Regional Office No. III, Celestino A. Paran of COA Regional Office No. IX, Felicitas F. Pascual of the AS, Arturo E. Pascual, Jr. of the COA NCR, Librada C. Pascual of the CGS, Pedro C. Pascual of COA Regional Office No. II, Rowena C. Pedroche of COA Regional Office No. III, Mary Jane T. Pepino of the NGS, Raquel Virgilia D. Peralta of the NGS, Ma. Corazon D. Perez of the NGS, Director Angela T. Perseveranda of the PFMS, Imelda M. Placiente of COA Regional Office No. VIII, Emilia M. Quebral of the CGS, Marilyn B. Rabang of the PIDS, Editha M. Ramirez of the GAS, Redentor C. Ramirez of the Office of the Chairperson – Intelligence and Confidential Fund Audit Office, Luz V. Ramos of COA Regional Office No. VIII, Assistant Commissioner Roland A. Rey of the Local Government Sector, Amalia A. Reyes of COA Regional Office No. I, Juan M. Reyes of the AS, Remy M. Reyes of the STSS, Norma G. Robles of COA Regional Office No. XI, Theresa C. Ronquillo of the NGS, Eriberto Dario N. Rosillo of the STSS, Jaime B. Roxas of COA Regional Office No. IV-A, Rizalina A. Roxas of COA NCR, Melanie P. Ruidera of COA Regional Office No IV-A, Maria Rosario P. Sabellina of the STSS, Ruth R. Salvador of COA Regional Office No. XII, Marilyn T. San Antonio of the NGS, Director Edna D. Santos of the Commission Proper Adjudication and Secretariat Support Services Sector, Evelyn T. Santos of COA Regional Office No. III, Lualhati M. Santos of COA NCR, Rosalina M. Santos of the PFMS, Teresita D. Sason of COA regional Office No, III, Villie O. Satur of COA Regional Office No. X, Josefina M. Serrano of COA Regional Office No. III, Jenny S. Simbulan of COA Regional Office No. III, Imelda M. Siscar of NGS, Efigenia M. Sorono of COA Regional Office No. VII, Elenita P. Sta Ana of CGS, Yolanda C. Sumagui of NGS, Assistant Commissioner Manolo C. Sy of the STSS, Edmond C. Tan of the STSS, Elnora F. Taylan of COA Regional Office No. I, Juliet D. Tejada of COA Regional Office No. III, Lolita D. Toledo of CGS, Rosemarie N. Trajeco of COA Regional Office No. IV-B, Bismarck R. Turingan of COA Regional Office No. II, Lonella N. Urbanozo of COA CAR, Annabella C. Uy of COA Regional Office No. IX, Cymbeline Celia C. Uy of COA Regional Office No. VII, Rosalla D. Uy of NGS, Francisco C. Valentino, Jr. of STSS, Lolita N. Valenzuela of CGS, Divine A. Valero of COA Regional Office No. X, Teodora M. Vega of CGS, Maria Luz G. Ventura of CGS, Armando Eser J. Veron of COA Regional Office No. III, Rebecca P. Villegas of COA Regional Office No. XI, Elvira V. Vinzon of CGS, Loreto T. Vosotros, Jr. of COA Regional Office No. V, Mary D. Willis of COA CAR, Edna A. Yalung of CGS, Marie Susan T. Yu of COA Regional Office No. II, Eyren M. Yulde of CGS, and Victoria R. Yumang of NGS.

Have a merry and safe Christmas celebration to all!