The Commission on Audit ensures that hard-earned taxpayers' money is spent properly. Meticulous auditing has led to exposure of corruption in government.
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President Rodrigo Duterte tells former COA commissioner Heidi Mendoza that he is 'ahead of her by a mile' in understanding the 'nitty-gritty' of auditing
On top of the millions in penalties, auditors doubt that the 17 projects will be completed within the loan period
President Duterte has vowed to crack down on corruption and unnecessary delays in government projects. The Commission on Audit has released reports on those very issues he wants to fix.
The Commission on Audit says the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources squandered patrol boats acquired from a US grant and loans from Spain
'Not one of the past honorable presidents of our land has called on another institution subject under our authority to defy our rules,' says former COA commissioner Heidi Mendoza
The Commission on Audit hits the National Housing Authority for failing to properly evaluate contractors, which led to the awarding of contracts to companies with limited capacity
State auditors question the lack of manpower, splitting of contracts, and extension of contacts which lead to the delayed completion of projects under the Yolanda Permanent Housing Program
Binay and 3 other former city officials are held liable by the auditors
The Commission on Audit says the Senate has removed excess items in its inventory, including rolls of toilet paper
The Commission on Audit flags the purchase in 2017 of the 10 SUVs after finding 10 cars in the court’s inventory listed as 'idle or defective'
The Commission on Audit recommends crafting a law that would impose royalties on mining companies that operate outside of Mineral Reservation Areas or MRAs
(UPDATED) State auditors say the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority failed to verify the identities of 580 scholars supposedly enrolled at the AMA Computer College’s Manila campus and the Technivoc Institute Corporation
The COA report says the students come from the Philippine Science High School campuses in Western Visayas and Cordillera Administrative Region
The Commission on Audit says the Environmental Management Bureau only constructed 68 out of 225 materials recovery facilities
COA says only the Department of Budget and Management 'has the mandate to classify positions, determine the appropriate salaries for specific positions, and review the compensation benefits or programs of agencies'
The Department of Education says it will look into possible legal action regarding the 820,682 grade school learning materials found damaged inside the warehouse of private contractor Lexicon Press, Inc.
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The Commission on Audit finds grade school books damaged by water and other textbooks left undistributed
State auditors cast doubt on the validity of the DOH's P8.1 billion project as it failed it comply with government procurement laws
For state auditors, the NFA could actually do away with imports if it just uses the funds to boost and buy local rice
State auditors blame 'inadequate planning' and 'inefficient' performance for the non-completion of 436 irrigation projects in 2017
Montano approves the contracts for Intramuros and a music festival without a go-signal from the board, and in one instance, he disregards approval of the winning bidder and negotiates directly with the losing bidder instead
Auditors say it was costly and unnecessary for Montano to bring along his two assistants in most of his trips. Non-related personnel also got to travel to tourism events.
In its 2017 audit report, the Commission on Audit documents at least 268 Landbank automated teller machines 'continuously out of cash'
Radio dzMM vows to investigate the issue, saying it 'takes allegations of unethical practices by any member of our news organization seriously'
The Commission on Audit (COA) recommends that the Department of Finance come up with a 'more realistic budget proposal'
The PCOO spends P1.3 billion in operating expenses in 2017, compared to P157 million the year before. The increases are mainly in rental and leasing, and travels of PCOO officials for ASEAN events and presidential activities.
The PCOO awards ASEAN contracts to suppliers that went beyond the allocated budget and wastes P2.5 million by not awarding contracts to the lowest bidders, says the COA in its audit report
PAGCOR’s tolerance of offshore gaming operators who do not pay on time contrasts with how strict it is in limiting the amount it remits for the country’s sports programs and other national projects
Among the findings of the Commission on Audit in its 2017 report on the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation is that top PAGCOR officials received transportation allowances on top of car plans
The liquidated damages, however, exceed the 10% limit of the P3.76-billion contract under the law. The Commission on Audit says the DOTr should consider revoking its contract with Dalian.
The 2017 audit report of the Department of Tourism (DOT) is rife with delayed projects, deficient planning and multi-million projects that went unmonitored and cannot be measured for their worth
Ben Tulfo’s Bitag Media gets 75% of the cut or P89.878 million in airing cost for tourism segments, while documents show Bitag is also entitled to production cost
(UPDATED) The department spent P19.2 million on travel allowances alone in 2017, including P863,961 for resigned secretary Wanda Teo
The Commission on Audit demands the documents from the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA), which passes the buck to the Department of Transportation (DOTr)
The P397-million housing project for informal settlers who will be affected by the LRT-1 Cavite Extension project was awarded without first conducting a feasibility study, says the Commission on Audit
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency paid P32.5 million for motorycle rentals for surveillance operations in 2017, but the Commission on Audit wants proper documentation on how the vehicles were used
The amount is an accumulation of what the National Police Commission has failed to use for eligible scholars in the families of policemen who died or became incapacitated
The Bureau of Immigration has to answer for P869 million in lost profit for not collecting express lane fees in 2017 – a big inter-agency problem that caused resignations within the bureau last year
(UPDATED) The Commission on Human Rights spends P5.4 million in 2017 for trainings and seminars at hotels where participants were also billeted
DPWH spends only a 3rd of its budget, and ends up paying banks P27 million as a result of its failure to utilize approved loans
The Commission on Audit says the Department of the Interior and Local Government failed to submit accomplishment reports for its Masa Masid project despite using its full budget
The Commission on Audit expresses concern that the Department of the Interior and Local Government may have intended to avoid returning unspent funds to the national treasury
The Commission on Audit says some school buildings in Metro Manila, Ilocos, and Cebu cannot be used due to issues with utilities, structural defects, and non-turnover of buildings
Senator Panfilo Lacson says Congress can decrease the Office of the President's confidential and intelligence funds for 2019 if the increase is not justified
Senator Grace Poe, who called for the probe, says former interior secretary Mar Roxas will be invited to the hearing
(UPDATED) The 2017 audit report of Ilocos Norte is peppered with questionable transactions according to the Commission on Audit
The Commission on Audit, in its report on the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, says inmates 'hold on to gangs' for protection, social support, and access to 'material benefits'