Published: 12 February 2016
Commission on Audit (COA) Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo led the groundbreaking ceremony for the Professional Development Center (PDC) Extension Building on February 11, 2016. The PDC Extension Building will have six more classrooms dedicated to holding trainings and seminars.
In his message, Chairperson Aguinaldo said one of the many things he is proud of in COA is the institution’s dedication to continuous training. “The annex building is part of COA’s continuing commitment to provide more training and education for its personnel,” he said.
Commissioner Jose A. Fabia, for his part, said the PDC requires not only good courseware and good trainers but also the facilities to effectively train COA personnel. “Training is very important because it is a vital component for the COA to be able to perform its functions well. The construction of the annex building is a testament to COA’s aspiration for quality audit,” he observed.
Assistant Commissioner Luz Loreto-Tolentino of COA’s Professional and Institutional Development Sector thanked the COA leadership for their support. “The ritual we are about to do is but symbolic but from the depths of this earth that we are marking in a while, a new vision for learning, development and service to our people shall stand,” she remarked.
The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by Assistant Commissioners Divinia M. Alagon, Lourdes M. Castillo, Arcadio B. Cuenco, Jr., Alexander B. Juliano, Carmela S. Perez, and Manolo C. Sy and COA Directors.
Meanwhile, COA held the blessing of the renovated offices of COA Region IV-B on February 4, 2016.
Rev. Fr. Mario Bije led the celebration of the Holy Mass and presided over the blessing of the renovated offices. Chairperson Aguinaldo and Commissioner Fabia joined Assistant Commissioner Alagon, and Directors Sheila U. Villa of COA Region IV-B and Janet D. Nacion of COA Region IV-A in unveiling the COA Region IV-B marker. #