Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo and Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang join the participants to the Training on Effective Investigation and Prosecution for the Commission on Audit and Office of the Ombudsman Joint Investigation Team held in Pampanga from 30 May to 2 June 2017. The training was sponsored by the USAID.
Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo and Taytay Rizal Mayor George Ricardo R. Gacula II sign the Memorandum of Agreement for the construction of the PSAO building on 20 June 2017. Joining them are Assistant Commissioner Rizalina Q. Mutia, Director Mario Lipana, and Atty. Stanlee Calma.
Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo receives former COA Commissioner Sofronio B. Ursal’s donation of seven volumes of good governance reference collection on 9 May 2017. The collection includes books on government auditing, local government taxation, barangay financial administration and revenue collection. Also in picture are Assistant Commissioners Alexander B. Juliano, Winnie Rose H. Encallado and Rizalina Q. Mutia, Director Carmelita O. Antasuda and Auditor Rosa Dela Cruz.
Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo and officialsof the Commission welcome delegates from the Supreme Audit Institution ofVietnam and World Bank Hanoi on a study visit to the Philippines on 3 March2017. The participants discussed issueson environment audit.
COA officials conduct teleconferencing on Supreme Audit Institutions (SAI) Performance Management Framework (PMF) with representatives of the INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI) on 9 March 2017.
Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo was the keynote speaker and inducting officer at the Institute of Internal Auditors of the Philippines General Assembly on 15 February 2017. Chairperson Aguinaldo talked about the role of internal auditors in strengthening integrity and governance.
The Commission on Audit showcased the gains of the Citizen Participatory Audit of Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management at a public presentation held at the Professional Development Center Auditorium on 7 February 2017.
Commissioner Isabel D. Agito leads COA officials in welcoming representatives of the Audit Board of Indonesia on a study visit to the country to discuss the audit of health insurance systems on 2 February 2017.
Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo and Commissioner Jose A. Fabia join the participants of the training on security administration held at the Professional Development Center on 27 January 2017.
As a result of the declining purchasing power of the Philippine peso and due to the rising cost of consumer products and services, the Commission on Audit (COA) recently released COA Circular No. 2017-001 stating that official receipts are no longer needed as supporting documents for expenses amounting to P300 or less that are incurred by government officials and employees while in the performance of their official functions.
The new Circular aims to simplify the reimbursement of expenses that do not require official receipts. However, government officials and employees are still required to submit a certification for expenses P300 or less as supporting document in order for the reimbursement to be processed.
On the other hand, for payment of fares in public utility vehicles (PUVs) issuing receipts such as bus, train, vessel/ship; and purchases in business establishments issuing receipts, official receipts are still needed to facilitate the reimbursement of expenses even if the amount is P300 or less.
The new Circular was signed by the Commission Proper on 19 June 2017 and will take effect fifteen days from the date of publication in a newspaper of general circulation. The Circular was published in the Philippine Star and BusinessWorld on 28 June 2017. - By Dennis Cariño
To view COA Circular No. 2017-001 dated June 19, 2017, click here
Thanks to the glory of world-wide-web, you can get the latest job opportunities pretty much anywhere. This milestone comes into effect after HRMO recommended a partnership project with Jobstreet Philippines Inc. which was approved by COA Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo.
The agreement entered by the Commission on Audit (COA) thru the Human Resource Management Office (HRMO) was signed by Director Noel B. Clemente for and in behalf of the COA and Ms. Christine Sevilla, Sales Manager of Jobstreet Philippines Inc. The COA-Jobstreet partnership has placed the blanket of its job advertisement to another level. Employees and public servant aspirants can now see the latest COA job vacancies by simply browsing the Jobstreet website. They can do the same convenient browsing using Jobstreet’s mobile application.
This effort is in line with the COA’s Strategic Plan, with HRMO as the champion/lead office, to intensify the recruitment campaign and fast-track the recruitment of auditors, lawyers, and other professionals in various fields of discipline. To complement COA’s active participation in various career fairs and other campus recruitment activities, this time, the Commission is exploring the internet to further increase chances of drawing attention from millions of professionals active online.
On June 7, 2017, Mr. Melvin P. Lacsie of HRMO, the designated Coordinator and Account Administrator, gave an overview of the COA Jobstreet account to kick-off the use and management of the said account. Present in the said meeting were Dir. Noel B. Clemente; Asst. Dir. Marie Macel O. Tejada; Ms. Imelda V. Clave, OIC - Service Chief, Human Resource Policy Studies and Standard Services; Ms. Simonette C. Pentinio, OIC - Service Chief, Recruitment and Promotion Services; Mr. Rodulfo A. Duzon Jr., Administrative Officer V, and Ms. Jennefer F. Estabillo, Administrative Officer II, all of HRMO.