Categories
Politics

VILLANUEVA TO PAGCOR: NAME 15 DELINQUENT POGOS

Senator Joel Villanueva said he sees no reason why the Commission of Audit (COA) or the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) should withhold the names of the 15 Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) who owe the government some P1.365 billion in unpaid license fees. Villanueva said the government should not allow these 15 POGOs […]

Categories
Government

NEA EXPLAINS TO COA: NO UNRECORDED BANK ACCOUNTS

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) issued a clarification on an audit observation memorandum (AOM) issued by the Commission on Audit (COA) regarding the bank accounts that were not reflected in the agency’s books of accounts.  The agency’s Financial Services and Accounting Division explained that the two bank accounts with a total amount of P290 million […]

Categories
Politics

PRE-AUDIT PUBLIC FUNDS BEFORE RELEASE — ROBES

A lawmaker said a pre-audit system in the disbursement of public funds may be the answer to prevent controversies involving the findings of the Commission on Audit (COA) on various government agencies. San Jose del Monte City Representative Florida Robes said the government can implement a pre-audit system, wherein projects and contracts are reviewed even […]

Categories
Politics

VILLANUEVA TO DOH: FIX COVID-19 FUND CHOKEPOINTS

The health department should identify and address its procurement and supply chain chokepoints that seem to be the subject of the latest COA findings of “deficiencies” in the management of some P67 billion in COVID-19 funds in 2020, Senator Joel Villanueva said. “Ang COA report po ay parang MRI scan ng paggamit ng pondo. Itong […]

Categories
Government

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 […]

Categories
Politics

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 […]

Categories
Politics

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 […]

Categories
Government

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 […]

Categories
Government

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 […]

Categories
Politics

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 […]