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MMDA GETS 1ST HIGHEST AUDIT RATING – LIM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) received its highest audit rating from the Commission on Audit (COA) for 2019, a first for the agency in 45 years. The COA gave the MMDA an “unqualified opinion” on the fairness of presentation of the agency’s financial statements for the fiscal year 2019. MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim expressed […]

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INSTITUTIONAL COS WORKERS IN GOVT SHOULD BE PAID DURING LUZON QUARANTINE – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva has sought to clarify a portion of the guidelines covering the salary continuance for contractual workers in government which was contained in a recent circular issued by the Commission on Audit (COA) and Department of Budget and Management (DBM). Villanueva said he wrote Budget Secretary Wendel Avisado recently to request for either […]

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DIGITIZE DOCUMENTS IN GOV’T AGENCIES TO SAVE SPACE – ANGARA

For a lot of agencies and institutions of government, the requirement to keep certain documents for long periods of time has turned into a storage nightmare. Most of these offices are already cramped as it is and the clutter of documents is only taking up precious space. For Senator Sonny Angara, the digitization of documents […]

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MMDA ‘MAKES HEADWAY’ IN METRO MANILA FLOOD CONTROL EFFORTS –PIALAGO

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said it has exceeded its 2017 and 2018 targets to slash the number of flood affected areas in Metro Manila. MMDA spokesperson, Celine Pialago said the agency has made a “huge headway” in its flood control efforts, which led to a decrease in flooded areas to 319 hectares, surpassing […]

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DOT TO REVIEW COA FINDINGS ON FLAGGED AUDIT REPORT – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) has vowed to review results of the latest agency audit after the Commission on Audit (COA) flagged its P507.304 million spending for lack of supporting documents. In a statement, the DOT clarified that the COA findings covered the period from 2016 to December 2018. “The Department of Tourism (DOT) will […]

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MINORITY TO BACK DEPED INQUIRY — ABANTE

House Minority Leader and Manila 6th District Rep. Benny Abante Jr. on Wednesday said members of the Minority would be backing calls for a formal inquiry into possible anomalies at the Department of Education (DepEd) after a 2018 Commission on Audit (COA) report revealed that more than 3 million books amounting to P113 million were […]

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PROBE DELAY IN DEPED’S PROCUREMENT, DISTRIBUTION OF FACILITIES – ANGARA

How do we expect our youth to be prepared for college and to find decent jobs later on in life when they’re not getting the best education that they deserve in grade school and high school? Senator Sonny Angara was incensed by the disappointing accomplishment report of the Department of Education (DepEd) for 2018, which […]

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NEA GETS HIGHEST AUDIT RATING – COA

The Commission on Audit (COA) has declared the National Electrification Administration (NEA) as compliant with government transparency standards in its operations and financial management. According to the latest COA Independent Auditor’s Report (IAR), the NEA received an unmodifed opinion on the fairness of presentation of its financial statements as of December 31, 2018.  This means […]

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NEA COMPLIANT WITH GOVT TRANSPARENCY STANDARDS IN OPERATION, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT — COA

The Commission on Audit (COA) has declared the National Electrification Administration (NEA) as compliant with government transparency standards in its operations and financial management. According to the latest COA Independent Auditor’s Report (IAR), NEA received an unmodifed opinion on the fairness of presentation of its financial statements as of December 31, 2018.  This means that […]

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ROAD BOARD ABOLITION SHOWS HOW SERIOUS PRESIDENT DUTERTE IS IN FIGHT VS CORRUPTION – PIMENTEL

Senator Koko Pimentel III on Wednesday expressed satisfaction that President Rodrigo Duterte “did the proper thing and further heightened the fight against corruption” by signing Republic Act 11239, the measure abolishing the Road Board, a graft-ridden agency tasked with supervising the road user’s tax, officially known as the motor vehicle user’s charge (MVUC). Abolishing the […]