A 1979 oil painting depicting the vast history of the Commission by Master Painter Carlos P. Valino, Jr.
Chairperson Aguinaldo and Commissioner Mendoza inspect facilities at the PNRI.- photo courtesy of the PNRI.
Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo and Commissioner Heidi L. Mendoza with Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Mario G. Montejo, Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) Director Alumanda M. Dela Rosa, officials of the COA’s International Audit and Relations Office, other DOST/PNRI officials and COA DOST-PNRI audit team after the presentation and Q&A on PNRI and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) projects in the Philippines. The COA team visited the PNRI in preparation for its candidature as External Auditor of IAEA for 2016-17. – photo courtesy of the PNRI.
COA Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo before answering questions posed by members of the Commission on Appointments during the Committee Hearing on June 9, 2015.
Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo with Commissioners Heidi L. Mendoza and Jose A. Fabia, Philippines-Australia Public Financial Management Program Team Leader and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Counsellor Daniel Featherston and Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in East Asia and the Pacific Executive Director Redempto Parafina lead the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of the Citizen Participatory Audit photo exhibit.
Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo with Commissioners Heidi L. Mendoza and Jose A. Fabia join Team Mindanao at the opening of COA Week.
Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo performs the ceremonial toss at the start of the basketball competitions.
Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo and Commissioners Heidi L. Mendoza and Jose A. Fabia at the COA Salutes the Best program honoring the most outstanding audit performance and exemplary COA employees.
Atty. Haide T. Espuelas lead athletes in taking the oath of sportsmanship during the program that opened COA Week.
Assistant Commissioners Carmela S. Perez of the Planning, Finance and Management Sector and Divinia M. Alagon of the Local Government Sector with Systems and Technical Services Sector Officer-in-Charge Manolo C. Sy (center) lead the yellow team in the theatrical presentation during the COA Week opening ceremony
The Philippine Government Audit Service Employees Association (PhilGASEA), the Commission on Audit’s employees association, held its national election last August 12, 2015. The COA Alliance for Reform and Empowerment (CARE) party won almost all the National Executive Council positions and eight seats in the Board of Directors (BOD).
CARE standard bearer Atty. Haide T. Espuelas of the Fraud Audit Office (FAO) won over Mario L. Ortega and Alejandro P. Gementera, both from the Administration Sector. Meanwhile, Technical Services Office’s (TSO) Engineer Laurence T. Tato topped the BOD.
Here is the complete list of winners: President – Haide T. Espuelas, FAO; Vice President – Edgardo Lamberto L. Ramos, Jr., Office of the Chairperson; Secretary – Maria Careen R. Recio, Public Information Office; Treasurer – Jocelyn S. Nokom, FAO; Auditor – George S. Tamayo, Jr., FAO; PRO – Sharon C. Contarciego, Professional and Institutional Development Sector.
The new BOD is composed of Engr. Laurence T. Tato, TSO; Ms. Mary Grace G. Serenio, Local Government Sector; Ms. Jazmin C. Macabangon, Human Resource Management Office; Atty. Richard M. Fulleros, Legal Services Sector (LSS); Atty. Reynaldo C. Darang, Corporate Government Sector (CGS); Atty. Fabian K. Delos Santos, CGS; Atty. Jeremy H. Gariando, LSS; Dr. Karlo A. Cayetano, Medical and Dental Services Office; Atty. Rochelle C. Lancanan, FAO; Ms. Rachel M. Abendanio, General Services Office.
The new officers and board of directors of the Philippine Government Audit Service Employees Association (PhilGASEA) with members of the Committee on Elections shortly after the official results have been released.
Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo with COA Regional Office No. XIII officials and employees during his first visit to the regional office on July 8, 2015.
Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo visited COA Regional Office No. XIII, Butuan City on July 8, 2015 to grace two significant events: the signing of the deed of donation for the 2,000 square meter lot donated by Surigao City Mayor Ernesto T. Matugas and family for the construction of the Provincial Satellite Auditing Office (PSAO) in Surigao del Norte and the inauguration of the newly constructed PSAO building in Agusan del Sur.
COA CARAGA is the first regional office visited by the Honorable Chairperson after he got the nod from the Commission on Appointments. In her welcome remarks, OIC Regional Director Vivien G. Jumao-as said that “COA is blessed” for having received the “grace” in the person of former COA Chairperson Ma. Gracia M. Pulido Tan and now has the “gift” referring to present COA Chairperson Aguinaldo.
Chairperson Aguinaldo’s visit to COA-CARAGA was indeed a “gift” considering that it is a rare opportunity to be visited by the highest official of the Commission. COA CARAGA personnel returned the compliment by giving the Chairperson such a warm welcome. “Thank you for your support and prayers in my recent confirmation,” Chairperson Aguinaldo heartily said.
Chairperson Aguinaldo and Surigao City Mayor Ernesto T. Matugas formally signed the deed of donation which was witnessed by COA regional officials and employees. The lot is located in Barangay Trinidad (formerly Luna), Surigao City. Afterwards, Chairperson Aguinaldo with COA RO XIII officials and some employees proceeded to the Government Center in Patin-ay, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur to inaugurate and witness the blessing of the newly constructed PSAO.