Published: 29 November 2021
Commission on Audit (COA) Commissioner Roland C. Pondoc received the 2021 Special Achievement in International Professional Involvement Award from the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) on 25 November 2021. The awarding ceremony is one of the highlights of PICPA’s 76th Annual National Convention held on 24-27 November 2021 with the theme “Transform: Embracing Possibilities. Realizing Potentials.”
PICPA recognized the Commissioner’s involvement in the area of auditing, financial advisory and consultancy, economics, public debt, credit union development, anti-terrorism, transparency and accountability, corruption mitigation and gender mainstreaming. He has participated in various international conferences, summits, meetings, seminars, and workshops spearheaded by organizations of the United Nations (UN) such as the World Health Organization (WHO), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Labor Organization (ILO) and UN Office on Drugs and Crime as well as the international public audit community and the Association of Asian Confederation of Credit Unions in Asia, Europe and North America. COA has been the External Auditor of the WHO, FAO and ILO and was recently elected to the Governing Board of the Asian Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions. PICPA acknowledged Commissioner Pondoc’s contribution in enhancing the image of the Philippine Accountancy Profession in particular, and the country in general.
“God is so good! Being the custodian of the fiscal welfare of our nation, the Commission on Audit will always be ready to adapt to the changing landscape and withstand the crippling effect of this pandemic. It is the spirit of unity that gives us hope and strength to continue our mandate to provide sincere, transparent, and honest service to the Filipinos. This award is an acknowledgment of the international audit community’s highest regard for the competence and integrity of the entire Commission,” Commissioner Pondoc said as he appreciates the prestigious recognition for all his hard and honest work.
The special award is the seventh award of Commissioner Pondoc from PICPA. Just this year, he also received the 2021 Outstanding Regional Director (SMR) with Outstanding Region Award and Outstanding Chairperson in Geographic Area Offices of Mindanao (GAO-Mindanao) with Outstanding GAO Award. He received the Most Outstanding CPA in Government in 2018, the Most Outstanding Chapter President for Davao in 2015, the Most Outstanding PICPA Member in 2009, and the Most Outstanding CPA in Education in 2008.
Commissioner Pondoc was also one of the main speakers in the “Regulators’ Forum: Plans of BIR, PR-BOA, COA and SEC” which was conducted via Zoom platform on 27 November 2021 as part of PICPA’s Annual National Convention.
Congratulations to Commissioner Roland C. Pondoc from your COA family! #