April 18, 2013 – Thanksgiving Mass officiated by Rev. Fr. Jerry Orbos, SVD with Commission on Audit Chairperson Maria Gracia M. Pulido Tan, Commissioner Heidi L. Mendoza, Commissioner Rowena V. Guanzon and guests Atty. Bayani Tan, CP Boardroom Architect Edwin M. Gumila and family. The mass was held at the COA Fountain Area.
ROME, ITALY – The Philippine’s Commission on Audit (COA) was appointed as External Auditor of the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for another six-year term during the 148th session of the FAO Finance Committee last March 19, 2013. It was selected over other shortlisted candidates, Germany and United Kingdom.
This is the second time that the Commission will serve as FAO External Auditor. It was first elected last June 2007 at the FAO Council’s 132nd session with a four-year term from 2008. In April 2011, its term was extended for the period 2012-2013 during the 141st session of the FAO Council.
March 18, 2013 – As the nation celebrates Women’s Month, the third woman to complete an all-women Commission on Audit (COA) aptly promised to give priority to gender and development.
Newly appointed COA Commissioner Maria Rowena Amelia V. Guanzon, known as a litigation lawyer in the pioneer field of gender discrimination and violence against women, took her oath of office before Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P. A. Sereno today.