Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo and officialsof the Commission welcome delegates from the Supreme Audit Institution ofVietnam and World Bank Hanoi on a study visit to the Philippines on 3 March2017. The participants discussed issueson environment audit.
COA officials conduct teleconferencing on Supreme Audit Institutions (SAI) Performance Management Framework (PMF) with representatives of the INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI) on 9 March 2017.
Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo was the keynote speaker and inducting officer at the Institute of Internal Auditors of the Philippines General Assembly on 15 February 2017. Chairperson Aguinaldo talked about the role of internal auditors in strengthening integrity and governance.
The Commission on Audit showcased the gains of the Citizen Participatory Audit of Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management at a public presentation held at the Professional Development Center Auditorium on 7 February 2017.
Commissioner Isabel D. Agito leads COA officials in welcoming representatives of the Audit Board of Indonesia on a study visit to the country to discuss the audit of health insurance systems on 2 February 2017.
Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo and Commissioner Jose A. Fabia join the participants of the training on security administration held at the Professional Development Center on 27 January 2017.
Commission on Audit (COA) Assistant Commissioner Lourdes M. Castillo, Chairperson of COA’s Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Point System Technical Working Group, and Director Fortunata M. Rubico, Chairperson of COA GAD Secretariat, joined the Philippine delegation to the 61st Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) from 13 to 17 March 2017.
The 61st Session of the UNCSW held at the UN headquarters in New York on 13 to 24 March 2017 centered on “Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work” as its priority theme. The conference also discussed challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls as well as the emerging issue of empowerment of indigenous women.
The UNCSW is a global policy-making body dedicated exclusively to promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women. Its annual sessions include ministerial segments with round tables and other high-level interactive dialogues, general discussions, and interactive and expert panel discussions. Stakeholders organize side events to draw attention to critical aspects of the work on gender equality.
One hundred sixty two Member States, including the Philippines, and over 3,900 representatives from 580 civil society organizations participated in the two-week conference.
Representatives from government agencies such as National Commission on Indigenous Peoples, Departments of Agrarian Reform, Trade and Industry, Labor and Employment, Budget and Management, Foreign Affairs and Science and Technology as well as non-government organizations (NGOs) such as Industrial Federation for Business and Professionals, P4MP Toboso, ARMM-RLA, NCRO and Coca-Cola from the business sector complete the Philippine delegation headed by Chairperson Rhodora M. Bucoy of the Philippine Commission on Women.
Assistant Commissioner Castillo and Director Rubico attended the Opening Session Ministerial Round Table B on "Technology Changing the World of Work", General Discussions, and Interactive Dialogue on "Challenges and Achievements in the Implementation of the MDGs for Women and Girls".
The COA representatives also supported side events sponsored by the Philippines: The Road to Indigenous People Empowerment on 16 March and Women in Emergencies: Promoting and Protecting their Rights on 17 March. The Philippines also sponsored #Here4Her: Making Reintegration Work for Filipino Women Migrant Workers on 20 March.
The Commission on Audit (COA) thru the Human Resource Management Office (HRMO) has launched programs for Campus Recruitment I Career Fair as part of the initiatives under "Strengthen Capacity and Capability" of the COA Strategic Plan for 2016- 2022 which aims to intensify the recruitment process for potential recruits in the fields of Accounting/auditing, legal, information technology and other fields of discipline.
The HRMO, under the -leadership of Director Noel B. Clemente, received an overwhelming response from the country's leading universities and organizations after having a persistent communication with them on possible partnership. Beginning mid of 2016, the team led by Ms. Imelda V. Clave, Officer-In-Charge, Human Resource Policy Studies and Standard Services, already toured several prominent universities. It kicked off at the San Beda College, Manila on October 2016 with over a hundred attendees and University of Sto. Tomas with about nine hundred (900) attendees. Both schools have participants from other universities and colleges within the Metro Manila. It was followed by a 3-day job fair activity at the Ateneo De Manila University - School of Law on January 2017 where Director Carmelita T. Sanchez, Legal Services Sector, shared her knowledge about the legal profession and benefits from working in the Commission.
Aside from collaborating with learning institutions, the HRMO also participated in two Career Fairs conducted by the Professional Regulation Commission which coincided with the Oath Taking Ceremonies of nearly 5,000 new CPA board passers.
Among the entities from private and public sectors present in said activities are Bureau of Treasury, Land Bank, Development Bank of the Philippines, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Office of the President, Robinsons Land, JGS Petrochemicals, Malayan Insurance, SM Prime Holdings, Accenture, Grant Thornton International Ltd., Primer Group of Companies, Empire East Holdings, well-known law offices and more than 18 other institutions.
Additionally, the HRMO team also visited Review Centers to invite high potential CPAs/Lawyers to consider joining the COA workforce.
These Campus Recruitment activities are a step up of the campaign to introduce COA to the new talents and drum up interest to make it one of the top prospective employers among the applicants.