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State auditors urge the National Anti-Poverty Commission and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation to extend the validity of their original agreement to properly use the funding
The Commission on Audit's sterling opinion of the 2018 financial report of the Office of the Vice President is an improvement from previous years when the state auditors flagged some of its expenses
The Commission on Audit says the Office of the Solicitor General did not present attendance sheets nor complete supporting documents for the fees paid to the trainers and lecturers in 2018
Apart from flagged airplane tickets, state auditors also find violations in the purchase of office supplies
COA's annual audit report finds red flags in the purchase of trauma and first aid kits, and the construction of below-standard buildings
The Supreme Court grants a petition questioning the Commission on Audit's notice of disallowance on the Development Bank of the Philippines' retirement program
This is equivalent to 50% of its net earnings in 2017, worth around P300 million
Ex-Baguio City mayor Reinaldo Bautista and 16 others are found liable for the unauthorized release of funds classified as cost of living allowance
Book Craft Publishing says it has yet to receive payment for educational supplies delivered to divisions of the Department of Education's Western Visayas office in 2005
The Commission on Audit maintains that National Food Authority personnel in Cagayan Valley must return P2.3 million in food and grocery incentives given in 2012
Former Senate president Aquilino Pimentel III has the highest spending in 2017, including P3.9 million for foreign travels. But he says it comes with the position.
State auditors doubt the Bureau of Fire Protection can meet its targets by 2020
The Commission on Audit questions the delay in the distribution of funds to disaster victims, as well as the lack of proper monitoring of similar funds
President Rodrigo Duterte rails against the Commission on Audit anew, claiming the agency makes life hard for local officials
It involves lease agreements which reportedly caused resignations in 2016. NPO Director Francisco Vales Jr is held liable for the disallowance.
The purchase of high-end gadgets amounts to 'unnecessary expenditures' especially since the LGU already went beyond its 2012 budget by P50.85 million
Starting January 1, 2019, the salaries of contract of service and job order workers will be equivalent to what others in comparable positions in government are getting, says the DBM
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The Notice of Disallowance is on appeal, says current Tacloban City Mayor Cristina Gonzales
COA says former transport secretary Abaya need not return money related to the license plates deal but he and other officials should be investigated by the Ombudsman
Makati dislodges Quezon City as the richest local government unit in 2017, based on the Commission on Audit's Annual Financial Report on LGUs
These 3 institutions are the Office of the President, the Department of National Defense, and Congress
The Commission on Audit says each former employee must present adequate proof that he or she is qualified for the separation package
The Commission on Audit finds no irregularities in the 2012 purchase of a minibus turned into a mobile clinic by the Davao City government
The Commission on Audit says contributions of PhilHealth members 'are treated as a trust fund and, thus, should be managed and protected with utmost integrity'
Purchases are made without public bidding, bought from a supplier with a higher price, and done with incomplete documents
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