Published: 15 February 2019
Commission on Audit (COA) Commissioner Roland C. Pondoc administered the Integrity Pledge to officials and employees of COA Regional Office No. VI on 8 February 2019 as part of the Commission’s Integrity Management Program to strengthen the moral uprightness of COA employees.
Commissioner Pondoc stressed the importance of integrity, quoting Amy Anderson’s article in Forbes that noted integrity will last longer when success have come and gone.
While Regional Director Atty. Chona P. Labrague pointed out that the Integrity Pledge is the time when employees renew their promise to faithfully perform their duties and responsibilities as servants of the public.
Atty. Gileo S. Alojado, Chief of the Legal Services of COA Region VI, lectured on RA 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees, RA 3019 or the Anti-graft and Corrupt Practices Act and the Revised Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for COA Officials and Employees. A role play showcasing audit experiences and positive work behavior was likewise held.
COA Regional employees solemnly swore to and abide by the responsibilities and obligations of public service and thereafter individually signed and submitted their respective Integrity Pledge documents.
Meanwhile, Commissioner Pondoc participated in a forum with the faculty and students of Accountancy of the Central Philippine University in the morning of the same day to impart understanding on how the COA conducts audit as the guardian of the coffers of the government and to orient the students with its mandate and functions.#