COA GFPS holds webinar on Safe Spaces Act (Bawal Bastos Law)

 

The Commission on Audit (COA) Committee on Protection of Women and Men Opposed to Violence Everywhere (MOVE) COA Central Office Chapter, both of the Gender and Development Focal Point System (GFPS), conducted a webinar via Cisco Webex on Republic Act (RA) No. 11313 or the Safe Spaces Act (Bawal Bastos Law) on 09 December 2022 as part of the 18-day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW). There were 273 participants from the COA Central and Regional Offices.

Atty. Princess L. Ramirez, Acting Division Chief of the Prosecution and Litigation Division, Prosecution and Litigation Office, Legal Services Sector, served as the resource speaker for the webinar. She was introduced by Director Fidela M. Tan of the IAO.

Atty. Ramirez gave an overview of laws pertaining to women’s rights and discussed the salient features of RA No. 11313, with particular focus on the prohibited acts and corresponding penalties, responsibilities of the employer and employees, and remedies of offended parties. She also shared decisions of the Supreme Court illustrating the crime of sexual harassment.

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Commissioner Pondoc receives PICPA’s Special Achievement Award in Community Service

COA Commissioner Roland C. Pondoc was conferred with the 2022 PICPA Special Achievement Award in Community Service during PICPA’s National Awards Night held in Cebu City.

The Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) conferred the prestigious 2022 PICPA Special Achievement in Community Service Award to Commission on Audit (COA) Commissioner Roland C. Pondoc during the Awards Night on 24 November 2022 at the IEC Convention Center in Cebu City. The event was part of PICPA’s 77th Annual National Convention held from 23-26 November 2022 with the theme, “Play it Forward: Securing a Sustainable Future.”

PICPA recognized Commissoiner Pondoc’s exemplary performance and significant contributions in the pursuit of projects and objectives of organizations in other fields. The annual awards are hallmarks of the organization member’s achievements, integrity, and contribution to PICPA and the Accountancy profession in general.

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COA inaugurates new PSAO Annex building in Palawan

Commission on Audit (COA) Commissioner Roland C. Pondoc and Assistant Commissioner Maribeth F. De Jesus led the ceremonial ribbon-cutting and unveiling of the plaque to mark the inauguration of the newly constructed Provincial Satellite Auditing Office (PSAO) Annex Building in Sta. Monica, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan on 03 November 2022.

COA Regional Office No. IV-B Director Lynflor M. Adolfo, Director Amelia P. Valdez of the General Services Office, Supervising Auditor Norma S. Racelis, Provincial Governor Victorino Dennis M. Socrates, Atty. Norman Yap as representative of City Mayor Lucilo R. Bayron, COA Region IV-B officials, auditors and personnel attended the ceremony.

COA Commissioner Roland C. Pondoc with Assistant Commissioner Maribeth F. De Jesus, COA Regional Office No. IV-B Director Lynflor M. Adolfo, General Services Office Director Amelia P. Valdez and Supervising Auditor Norma S. Racelis lead the ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the inauguration of the new Provincial Satellite Auditing Office – Annex Building in Sta. Monica, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. Joining them are Provincial Governor Victorino Dennis M. Socrates and Atty. Norman Yap as representative of City Mayor Lucilo R. Bayron.

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