Director Lorna D. Cabochan of the Commission’s Information and Technology Office joined a Philippine delegation to Kenya to study the country’s successful experience in shifting government financial transactions from cash to electronic payments. The other members of the delegation were Budget Undersecretary Richard Moya, Internal Revenue Deputy Commissioner Lilia Guillermo, Science and Technology Director Dennis Villorente, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Director Dan Miller and USAID Project Management Specialist Ma. Theresa Espenilla.
The Commission on Audit (COA) hosted the 4th Strategic Planning Committee (SPC) and 2nd Senior Officials’ (SOM) Meetings of the Association of South East Asian Nations Supreme Audit Institutions (ASEANSAI) from August 26 to 31, 2013.
ASEANSAI Chairman Mr. Hadi Poernomo, Chairman of the Audit Board of Indonesia, underscored the significance of the Manila meetings since the participants finalized the draft Strategic Plan 2014-2017 which will be the ASEANSAI’s guide in carrying out its mandate for the next four years. The meetings also discussed important issues on rules and procedures that will affect the way ASEANSAI conducts its business.
Director Alexander B. Juliano of the Commission’s Fraud Audit Office (FAO) represented the Commission in the 3rd Meeting of the 10th Asian Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI) Research Project on the “Audit to Detect Fraud and Corruption: Evaluation of the Fight against Corruption and Money Laundering” held in Bangkok, Thailand from August 28-30, 2013. The topic for the research was the majority choice during the 45th ASOSAI General Assembly by member Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) considering that many Asian countries still rank low on corruption perception index. The ASOSAI hopes to raise greater awareness on fraud and corruption through-out the three-year in-depth research.
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