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.
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.
To further raise the level of awareness and maximum participation of all officials and employees of the Commission in the implementation of its projects, programs and activities, the COA Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Point (GFP) System launched the “GAD Logo and Slogan Contest.”
The contests mechanics was released through COA Memorandum No. 2016-022 dated 7 November 2016. A total of 13 entries were received with two entries standing out over the rest. The slogan “Gender Equality Mainstreaming Towards Nation Building” crafted by Ms. Aemee Marie Concepcion G. Sandig of the Corporate Government Sector and the logo designed by Engr. Rolando Milan from the Technical Services of COA Region XIII.
Explaining the meaning behind the slogan, Ms. Sandig said that gender inequality and stereotyping are among the most prevailing issues in society, with heightened awareness, these issues are gradually being addressed and traditional gender roles are redefined. Thus, both men and women are empowered to grow and achieve their unified goals to build a stronger foundation for our nation’s progress.
Meanwhile, the winning logo shows two faces in back-to-back, the female side depicted by a pinkish icon with a plus sign and the male side depicted by a bluish icon with an arrow sign. Their ears are merged and depicted by a target which shows a focal point. Engr. Milan explained that although the male and female have opposite viewpoints and varied outlooks in life, their minds are interconnected with each other for a common goal to achieve peace and harmony.
Auditor Sandig and Engr. Milan both received P5,000.00 and certificates of recognition which were awarded last 8 May 2017 during the culmination activity of the COA Week Celebration. The winning entries shall be used in the official letterhead of the COA GFP System and will be present in other official communications and publication materials together with the COA logo as prescribed by COA Memorandum No. 2017-11 dated 24 May 2017.