With the aim of strengthening and emphasizing commitment and dedication to public service, Commission on Audit (COA) Commissioners Jose A. Fabia and Roland C. Pondoc administered the COA Integrity Pledge to 383 COA officers and employees of Regional Office No. I recently.

The COA Integrity Pledge serves as a reminder to officials and employees on how they should conduct themselves as public servants and as a way to enrich the awareness and commitment of COA employees to serve the public with the highest degree of honesty, utmost integrity and faithfulness. It will be renewed every celebration of the COA anniversary in the region.

This is one of the activities under the Integrity Management Program (IMP) which is a continuation and expansion of the Self-Assessment on Integrity initiative. COA recently created an Integrity Management Committee to oversee and ensure the effective implementation of all integrity management initiatives and measures within the institution that are reflective of the values, principles and standards of the IMP.

Commissioner Fabia stressed that the COA is an enabling partner in the development of our country while Commissioner Pondoc emphasized the purpose of the pledge and reminded the auditors of their duties and responsibilities to the country.

COA Commissioners Jose A. Fabia and Roland C. Pondoc with Regional Director Michael R. Bacani administer the Integrity Pledge to around 300 COA employees in Region I.

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Commission on Audit (COA) Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo with COA Regional Office No. VII Director Eden T. Rafanan led the inauguration of Cebu’s first Provincial Satellite Auditing Office (PSAO) on 24 August 2018. Cebu Provincial Governor Hilario P. Davide III and Cebu City Mayor Tomas R. Osmeña participated in the event.

(left) Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo with Regional Director Eden T. Rafanan, Cebu Provincial Governor HIlario P. Davide III and Cebu City Mayor Tomas R. Osmeña leads the ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the inauguration of the first Provincial Satellite Auditing Office in Cebu.

Chairperson Aguinaldo joins Assistant Director Marilou M. Rizarri and the Supervising Auditors of COA Region VII

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Commission on Audit (COA) Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo and Commissioner Roland C. Pondoc led 14 other COA Regional Office No. XI officials and employees in engaging students of the Ateneo de Davao University at a forum organized by the Samahan ng mga Mag-aaral ng Agham Pampulitika ng Ateneo (SAMAPULA) on 23 August 2018 at the Community Center, Ateneo de Davao University, Davao City.

COA officials and employees join the participants from the Samahan ng mga Mag-aaral ng Agham Pampulitika ng Ateneo at a student forum held at the Ateneo de Davao University.

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Working on its commitment to enhance the audit of the CY 2018 accounts of the Local Government Sector, the Commission on Audit (COA) Regional Office No. V conducted a briefing on Revenue Audit from 6 to 7 August 2018. Around 83 audit team leaders and members from the six provinces of the region participated in the seminar held at the RDC Hall of the National Economic and Development Authority Region 5.

Regional Director Roland A. Rey and Assistant Director Lydia S. Adoremos with Supervising Auditor Rosa A. dela Cruz at the briefing on revenue audit for Region V audit team leaders and members.

COA Regional Office No. V Director Roland A. Rey spearheaded the briefing with 2017 COA Gawad Kahusayan Awardee Supervising Auditor Rosa A. dela Cruz as resource person.

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The Commission on Audit, thru the Human Resource Management Office, has brought again potential career opportunities to new Certified Public Accountants (CPA) during their Oath Taking Ceremony at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) on Tuesday, July 10, 2018.

Nearly 2,800 new CPAs arrived at the Forum, PICC, for the historic event. Immediately after the ceremony, participants took time to visit booths installed by prospect employers. Among those present are Department of Budget and Management, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Bureau of Internal Revenue, and Anti-Money Laundering Council. Some private companies also participated, among them is the giant shipping firm Stolt-Nielsen Limited. 

 Concurrent celebration with this year’s oath-taking rites is the 95th anniversary of the Accountancy Profession and Board of Accountancy in providing invaluable service to the Philippines and the global accountancy community.

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