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A Commission on Audit report shows that the contractor of a P12.26-million public market building requested for an extension 5 times
The Commission on Audit says there were no documents showing that the recipients of cash donations from the Davao Oriental provincial government were eligible
The Commission on Audit says the Carigara municipal government in Leyte spent P8.79 million 'more than the amount appropriated for wages' of contractual and job order personnel
The Commission on Audit says it aims to help the government in its efforts to provide basic necessities to Filipinos
The Commission on Audit affirms its decision ordering Makati City to pay P24.9 million to Triforce Services Incorporated
The Commission on Audit says the local government of Hilongos hired job order employees 'without determining its manpower needs'
The Commission on Audit says the municipal government of Julita, Leyte, 'must be circumspect in the hiring of job order personnel'
COA says Monetary Board member Peter Favila and former MB member Armando Suratos are not entitled to the allowances and benefits they got from 2005 to 2010 as ex-officio members of the Trade and Investment Development Corporation of the Philippines
COA adjusts the payout figure to Landbank to a lower amount compared to the original claim of P87.05 million and the amended claim of P92.27 million
State auditors say Villar-owned PrimeWater Infrastructure Corporation failed to show proper documentation proving that the Jaen Water District owes millions of pesos
Undersecretary Eliseo Rio resigns over the issue of confidential and intelligence funds
State auditors exempt from liabilities other SEC executives and employees, who were passive recipients of the salary increase
'The focus has really been more on accountability. But has this greater focus on accountability achieved its purpose?' says audit chairman Michael Aguinaldo
The Commission on Audit says the Department of Environment and Natural Resources' sale of property at Eastwood 'favored the buyer' and caused a P31-million loss to the government
Makati City reports total assets of P230.833 billion in 2018 – an increase of P34.26 billion from 2017 largely due to the value of road networks in 6 barangays
The Commission on Audit says the goals of the 2009 Dairy Goat Development Project 'were not fully realized' due to anomalies
(UPDATED) The Commission on Audit finds that money given to informal settlers was 'excessive.' Clark International Airport Corporation says it has since stopped giving compensation to informal settlers.
The Office of the President gets a 75-year-old debt note seeking payment for a thousand Habano cigars, horses, chickens, and other items
The Commission on Audit report also highlights several projects in line with mitigating risks in the face of disasters in the Philippines
The Commission on Audit says that of the 4,315 DPWH projects included in the audit, 3,784 projects worth P107.23 billion were not finished within the expected completion date
The Commission on Audit says the Philippine Reclamation Authority had no authority to enter into a compromise deal with Central Bay Reclamation and Development Corporation
The transactions involve foreign travels, expenses for ASEAN and APEC summits, and salaries of Central Office personnel
The Commission on Audit finds that the Laguna Medical Center violated the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 and the Health Care Waste Management Manual
The Commission on Audit recommends that the Department of Education use existing facilities for its activities, instead of 'lavish resorts and tourist spot locations'
Senator Ralph Recto also cites a Commission on Audit report that said DepEd spent P254 million for contracts to produce textbooks which were found to be erroneous
The Commission on Audit (COA) also notes that P113 million worth of buffer stock textbooks remain undistributed
A 2018 Commission on Audit report finds that over P367 million in medicines were about to expire but were still sitting in warehouses of the Department of Health
State auditors recommends that the Commission on Higher Education imposes sanctions on defaulting state universities and colleges
State auditors say the P398-million fund transfer to the DICT 'had no recorded liquidation reports and information as to the implementation of the project for almost two years'
A 2018 PCSO audit report says 57 STL agents and 45 authorized agent corporations did not remit revenues to the agency for 2017 and 2018, resulting in shortfalls
By 2018, the PCSO has failed to remit to the national government dividends worth P8.4 billion
The Commission on Audit calls on the Department of Social Welfare and Development to ensure that only qualified beneficiaries are under its Social Pension Program for Indigent Senior Citizens
The Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) has not been able to get back P461 million worth of refunds from businesses for over 10 years now
'The non-submission of the necessary documentation cast doubt on the propriety and validity of the transactions,' says the Commission on Audit
The Commission on Audit also flags the agency for excessive and unliquidated cash advances in 2018
Rappler conducts an analysis of 323 audit reports of government agencies to find irregularities and flagged spendings. Part 2 tackles excesses in spending, travels and ghosts of the pork scam.
The Pasig City government is 'now conducting a physical count of supplies and materials,' says Mayor Vico Sotto
Rappler conducts an analysis of 323 audit reports of government agencies to find irregularities and flagged spendings. Part 1 is all about the fake and the doubtful.
The Commission on Audit says the city treasurer's office under-collects from 8 big corporate taxpayers
'The excessive procurement of supplies and materials resulted in the slow/non-moving inventory items that may eventually go to waste,' says the Commission on Audit
State auditors also say the Manila city government under former mayor Joseph Estrada didn't have enough cash because it borrowed funds from unimplemented projects and development fund savings
Over 1,400 high-ranking uniformed personnel take two housing units each. NHA tells COA this was upon the orders of the President.
State auditors flag the Presidential Communications Operations Office for unliquidated funds, and the legislative liaison office for overspending on hiring of consultants
(UPDATED) The Bureau of Customs lists properties and equipment worth P9.887 billion, but the physical count turns up only P208.06 million worth – a discrepancy of P9.63 billion
At the Port of Manila, 105 containers worth P69.68 million 'were illegally released without proper authorization,' depriving the government of additional revenues, COA says in its 2018 audit report on the Bureau of Customs
The Commission on Audit says there were 'no clear guidelines' that served as basis for the distribution of cash assistance to wounded soldiers
The Commission on Audit attributes the higher spending on salaries and perks to the implementation of the 4th tranche of the Salary Standardization Law
(UPDATED) The Cavite provincial government has replied to auditors, who want justification that consultants' scope of work are beyond the in-house capability of the province
'There were 23 types of meetings/fora/dialogues wherein two to 5 participants were sent by DOJ to attend, resulting in huge amounts of traveling expenses being spent by DOJ totaling ₱5,550,149.44,' the Commission on Audit says
Auditors want a refund of the excess salaries