COA Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo was guest speaker during the induction ceremony for the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers 2020 National Officers and Directors held on 18 January 2020 at Seda Vertis North Hotel in Quezon City.
Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo and AMA University Chairman Dr. Amable R. Aguiluz V sign a Memorandum of Agreement for the provision of scholarship programs to employees of the Commission on 20 January 2020.
Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo and Commissioner Roland C. Pondoc with COA Officials during the Strategic Planning held at the Professional Development Center on 11 February 2020.
Former Assistant Commissioner Lourdes M. Castillo, Director Fortunata M. Rubico and Director Jonathan B. Beltran join resource persons from the Climate Change Commission during the Gender and Climate Change Orientation for the Commission on Audit on 3 to 4 March 2020.
Dr. Reynaldo O. Samson, from the Philippine National Police, discusses National Security, Local Security and Company Physical Security during the Symposium on Public Safety and Personal Security on 2 March 2020 at PIDS Auditorium.
Participants of the Advance Performance Audit Course held at the Professional Development Center on 10 February 2020.
COA Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo and COA Commissioner Roland C. Pondoc with Calamba Representative Joaquin M. Chipeco, Jr., Calamba City Mayor Justin Marc SB. Chipeco and COA Regional Office IV-A Director Mario G. Lipana lead the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the Provincial Satellite Auditing Office in Calamba, Laguna on 11 February 2020.
The Commission on Audit (COA), the Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) of the Philippines, recently assumed the Vice Chairmanship of the ASEAN Supreme Audit Institutions (ASEANSAI) for the term 2021-2023 during the 6th ASEANSAI Summit held virtually on 2 November 2021, hosted by the Office of the Auditor General of the Union of Myanmar. SAI Philippines also retains its Chairmanship of the ASEANSAI Training Committee (TC) for biennium 2022-2023, with the SAIs of Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand as members.
Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo, together with Commissioner Roland C. Pondoc, led the Philippine delegation that also included Assistant Commissioner Cora Lea A. Dela Cruz of the Professional and Institutional Development Sector. The nine Auditors-General of the ASEANSAI, the Head of ASEANSAI Secretariat from SAI Indonesia, representatives from development partners and technical support staff from respective SAIs were also present during the Summit.
In his acceptance speech as the Vice Chairperson of the ASEANSAI, Chairperson Aguinaldo said that “the new ASEANSAI Strategic Goals of Fostering capacity development, Intensifying knowledge sharing, Strengthening cooperation and Improving internal governance exist because we believe that these are going to bring our organization to a new frontier, but I must also underline that as we progress, we must ensure that no one is left behind. For me, this is the spirit of cooperation and international understanding that further potentiates our mission.”
In COA’s capacity as the incoming Vice Chair, Chairperson Aguinaldo also presented the Consolidated ASEANSAI Committees’ Work Plans for 2022-2023, the activities and main deliverables of which are tied up with a specific strategic goal in the organization’s Strategic Plan for 2022 – 2025.
The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Commission on Audit (COA) Provincial Satellite Auditing Office (PSAO) in Baybay City, Leyte was held on 15 October 2021. PSAO-Baybay is the fifth PSAO building in Eastern Visayas.
COA Regional Director Lita A. Estil-Diez and Wemia P. Seno, OIC-Supervising Auditor of Local Government Sector C- Leyte II with Mayor Jose Carlos L. Cari and Vice Mayor Ernesto C. Butawan, led the ceremony. The event was also attended by the members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Baybay, COA Region VIII officials, personnel and local auditors.
COA Regional Director Lita A. Estil-Diez with Mayor Jose Carlos L. Cari, Vice Mayor Ernesto M. Butawan and OIC-Supervising Auditor Wemia P. Seno lead the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the Provincial Satellite Auditing Office in Baybay City, Leyte.
COA Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo and Commissioner Roland C. Pondoc conveyed their sincerest gratitude to the City Government of Baybay through Director Diez who also expressed her appreciation to the incumbent officials in helping COA construct the PSAO building. She said she is delighted that finally COA has a home in this part of Eastern Visayas.
On the other hand, Mayor Cari emphasized the necessity of audit and congratulated COA for this historic event. He added that it is only proper for COA to have its own building as it puts essence to COA’s constitutional independence. – Contributed by Regina D. Ayaso & Aira V. Baguilod; edited by the Public Information Office