Officials of the Commission on Audit (COA) welcome civil society delegates of the Integrity Watch Afghanistan during a learning visit in the country from 25 to 27 June 2018. They discussed the design and implementation of the COA’s Citizen Participatory Audit program.
COA Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo receives a certificate of appreciation from the Asian Confederation of Institutes of Internal Auditors (ACIIA) after the plenary session held at the Philippine International Convention Center, Pasay City on 21-22 June 2018. ACIIA was represented by (from left) ACIIA Public Sector Forum for Internal Auditors Chairperson Helen T. de Guzman, Association of Government Internal Auditors President Josie Jane C. Ablir and Institute of Internal Auditors - Philippines Chairman and President Joseph Ian M. Canlas.
(From left to right) Commission on Audit (COA) Commissioner Roland C. Pondoc, COA Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo, 7th district of Cavite Congressman Abraham N. Tolentino, COA Regional Office IV-A Director Mario G. Lipana, and Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Region IV-A Director Samson L. Hebra during the Groundbreaking Ceremony of the COA International Training Center in Tagaytay City on 21 June 2018.
COA participants at the Technical Evaluation of Infrastructure Project workshop after their successful training held at the Professional and Institutional Development Sector on 20 June 2018.
International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board Chairperson Ian Carruthers (far right) accepts a token from Commission on Audit (COA) Commissioner Roland C. Pondoc while COA Assistant Commissioner for the Government Accountancy Sector Lourdes M. Castillo and Board of Accountancy Chairperson Joel L. Tan-Torres look on during the forum on public sector accounting and financial reporting held on 31 May 2018 at the COA Professional Development Center Auditorium.
(From left to right) Royal Audit Authority (RAA) of Bhutan Assistant Auditor General Dorji Wangchuk, Ms. Sharon C. Contarciego, Ms. Ma. Theresa S. Alfanza, RAA Bhutan Senior Dzongkha Coordinator Namgay Lhendup, RAA Bhutan Senior Audit Officer Tashi Lhamo, COA Assistant Commissioner Luz L. Tolentino, RAA Bhutan Deputy Auditor General Prem Mani Pradhan, RAA Bhutan Program Officer Kangchen Karma, Ms. Arlexandria Louise F. Cariño of the Office of the COA Commissioner, RAA Bhutan Assistant Auditor General Kencho Dorji, and RAA Bhutan Program Officer Sangay Tenzin during RAA officials’ study visit on 30 May 2018.
Commission on Audit (COA) officials welcome students from the University of the Philippines National College of Public Administration and Governance during their study visit on 22 May 2018
Ms. Jacquelyn Williams-Bridgers, Chief of Party, Integrity for Investments Initiative, Philippines, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), receives a certificate of appreciation from the Commission on Audit presented by COA Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo, COA Commissioner Jose A. Fabia, and Commissioner Roland C. Pondoc during the close-out ceremony for USAID’s Integrity for Investments Initiative (i3)
COA Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo signs the Internal Auditing Standards for the Philippine Public Sector (IASPPS) with Philippine Application Guidelines (PAG) and Internal Control Standards for the Philippine Public Sector (ICSPPS) during the launch of the Standards at the Commission on Audit on 12 April 2018. Witnesses to the signing are COA Commissioners Jose A. Fabia and Roland C. Pondoc and officials of the Association of Government Internal Auditors and Institute of Internal Auditors – Philippines.
COA Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo and Commissioner Roland C. Pondoc lead the ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the inauguration of the new Provincial Satellite Auditing Office in Pagadian, Zamboanga del Sur. Joining them are Zamboanga del Sur Vice Governor Ace William E. Cerilles, COA Director Visitacion Q. Mendoza and Pagadian City Mayor Romeo P. Pulmones.
Sitting atop the rolling terrain of Barangay Balintawak in the City of Pagadian and in the midst of modern buildings housing various government offices in this national government-declared regional center for the Zamboanga Peninsula, the Commission on Audit’s (COA) new Provincial Satellite Auditing Office (PSAO) will house the audit teams in the Province of Zamboanga del Sur, serving as home away from home for the auditors.
COA Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo and Commissioner Roland C. Pondoc with key officials from the COA Central Office led regional officials and personnel in marking the inauguration of the PSAO building on 30 August 2018. The occasion was made more special as COA Regional Office No. IX marks the completion of the last of the PSAOs for its provinces, having duly realized its dream of providing a PSAO building for all its provinces.
Commission on Audit (COA) Commissioner Roland C. Pondoc and TESDA Director General/Secretary Guiling “Gene” A. Mamondiong sign the Memorandum of Agreement on the exchange training programs related to capacity building, knowledge-sharing and skills training for gender and development.
The Commission on Audit (COA) has formed a partnership with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) on the exchange training programs related to capacity building, knowledge-sharing and skills training for gender and development (GAD).
To document this partnership, COA Commissioner Roland C. Pondoc and TESDA Director General/Secretary Guiling “Gene” A. Mamondiong signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on 6 September 2018 held at the Tandang Sora Hall of the TESDA Women’s Center in Taguig City.
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.