10 September 2018 marked another meaningful event for officials and personnel of Commission on Audit (COA) Regional Office No. III as they took their Integrity Pledge at the Heroes’ Hall, City of San Fernando, Pampanga.
COA Commissioners Jose A. Fabia and Roland C. Pondoc administered the oath taking. All officials and employees of COA Region III signed the Integrity Pledge which will be placed in their 201 files.
Commissioner Fabia imparted words of wisdom and inspiration to auditors assigned in the operations on how to practice integrity and display values in dealing with the auditees while Commissioner Pondoc introduced the Integrity Pledge to COAns and defined integrity and its advantages.
COA Region III Director Lynn S.F. Sicangco and Assistant Director Elenita DV. Lumongsod lead regional personnel in taking the Integrity Pledge administered by COA Commissioners Jose A. Fabia and Roland C. Pondoc on 10 September 2018.
As an opening salvo, Training Specialist Carmen P. Siron defined integrity as one of the fundamental values that employers seek and is the hallmark of a person who demonstrates sound moral and ethical principles at work.
The audit and support groups revisited the Rules and Regulations on Personnel Conduct with Atty. Antonio F. Marzan. Atty. Daryl G. Liangco, who tackled the Revised Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Government Auditors, reminded the participants of the acronym A.S.A.L. which stands for Accountable to the people; Serve them with utmost responsibility, integrity, loyalty and efficiency; Act with patriotism and justice; and Lead modest lives. Various role playing scenarios were conducted to show how government personnel can act with integrity and deliver the best public service.
COA Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo and Commissioner Roland C. Pondoc lead the ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the inauguration of the new Provincial Satellite Auditing Office in Pagadian, Zamboanga del Sur. Joining them are Zamboanga del Sur Vice Governor Ace William E. Cerilles, COA Director Visitacion Q. Mendoza and Pagadian City Mayor Romeo P. Pulmones.
Sitting atop the rolling terrain of Barangay Balintawak in the City of Pagadian and in the midst of modern buildings housing various government offices in this national government-declared regional center for the Zamboanga Peninsula, the Commission on Audit’s (COA) new Provincial Satellite Auditing Office (PSAO) will house the audit teams in the Province of Zamboanga del Sur, serving as home away from home for the auditors.
COA Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo and Commissioner Roland C. Pondoc with key officials from the COA Central Office led regional officials and personnel in marking the inauguration of the PSAO building on 30 August 2018. The occasion was made more special as COA Regional Office No. IX marks the completion of the last of the PSAOs for its provinces, having duly realized its dream of providing a PSAO building for all its provinces.
Commission on Audit (COA) Commissioner Roland C. Pondoc and TESDA Director General/Secretary Guiling “Gene” A. Mamondiong sign the Memorandum of Agreement on the exchange training programs related to capacity building, knowledge-sharing and skills training for gender and development.
The Commission on Audit (COA) has formed a partnership with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) on the exchange training programs related to capacity building, knowledge-sharing and skills training for gender and development (GAD).
To document this partnership, COA Commissioner Roland C. Pondoc and TESDA Director General/Secretary Guiling “Gene” A. Mamondiong signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on 6 September 2018 held at the Tandang Sora Hall of the TESDA Women’s Center in Taguig City.
With the aim of strengthening and emphasizing commitment and dedication to public service, Commission on Audit (COA) Commissioners Jose A. Fabia and Roland C. Pondoc administered the COA Integrity Pledge to 383 COA officers and employees of Regional Office No. I recently.
The COA Integrity Pledge serves as a reminder to officials and employees on how they should conduct themselves as public servants and as a way to enrich the awareness and commitment of COA employees to serve the public with the highest degree of honesty, utmost integrity and faithfulness. It will be renewed every celebration of the COA anniversary in the region.
This is one of the activities under the Integrity Management Program (IMP) which is a continuation and expansion of the Self-Assessment on Integrity initiative. COA recently created an Integrity Management Committee to oversee and ensure the effective implementation of all integrity management initiatives and measures within the institution that are reflective of the values, principles and standards of the IMP.
Commissioner Fabia stressed that the COA is an enabling partner in the development of our country while Commissioner Pondoc emphasized the purpose of the pledge and reminded the auditors of their duties and responsibilities to the country.
COA Commissioners Jose A. Fabia and Roland C. Pondoc with Regional Director Michael R. Bacani administer the Integrity Pledge to around 300 COA employees in Region I.
Commission on Audit (COA) Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo with COA Regional Office No. VII Director Eden T. Rafanan led the inauguration of Cebu’s first Provincial Satellite Auditing Office (PSAO) on 24 August 2018. Cebu Provincial Governor Hilario P. Davide III and Cebu City Mayor Tomas R. Osmeña participated in the event.
(left) Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo with Regional Director Eden T. Rafanan, Cebu Provincial Governor HIlario P. Davide III and Cebu City Mayor Tomas R. Osmeña leads the ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the inauguration of the first Provincial Satellite Auditing Office in Cebu.
Chairperson Aguinaldo joins Assistant Director Marilou M. Rizarri and the Supervising Auditors of COA Region VII