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The Commission on Audit maintains that P2.95 million should not have been given to fund barangay captains' insurance premiums in 2008, since there are already existing benefits similar to that
Emerson Carlos, former Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chair, along with two other MMDA officials, faces an investigation with regards to a payment for steel pedestrian bridges
State auditors exempt from liabilities other SEC executives and employees, who were passive recipients of the salary increase
The Commission on Audit says former Philippine National Police chief Avelino Razon Jr's participation in the transactions in 2007 was 'not ministerial'
The Commission on Audit affirms a notice of disallowance of P6.22 million in benefits to officials and employees of Southern Leyte State University as the source of funding violates some laws and regulations for such cash releases
'The focus has really been more on accountability. But has this greater focus on accountability achieved its purpose?' says audit chairman Michael Aguinaldo
Speaker and SEA Games organizing committee chair Alan Peter Cayetano maintains there's no conflict of interest in his dual roles
The Commission on Audit recommends that the Ombudsman investigate school officials for not complying with the law when they purchased office supplies worth P2.144 million
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
The Commission on Audit orders the Department of Education to pay retired public school teacher Nelita Gador her full 2016 salary amounting to P288,511, plus cash benefits she was supposed to get that year
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
State auditors find out that the 35,821 square meter reclaimed land was sold for only P1.8 million or about P50 per square meter
Senator Imee Marcos says the 32% budget cut in the proposed 2020 budget of the Office of the Ombudsman is 'alarming'
(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
Senate Minority Franklin Drilon also says the Commission on Audit will conduct an 'accurate review' of the actuarial life of Philhealth
Two other bidders were included 'merely to comply' with the requirement that there be at least 3 bidders, says an audit observation memorandum
The 13 mining companies hurdle the Commission on Audit but the Bureau of Internal Revenue is not precluded from making its own tax assessment
The Commission on Audit recommends that the Department of Education use existing facilities for its activities, instead of 'lavish resorts and tourist spot locations'
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
The Commission on Audit has also urged a review of whether the Philippine Aerospace Development Corporation should continue to exist at all
COA's findings in its 2018 annual audit report that PCSO has not remitted P8.4 billion is a 'reiteration' of its previous reports
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
The Commission on Audit denies the petitions for review filed by Philhealth regional offices in Metro Manila and Soccsksargen
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.
Makati's city treasurer prepares the public auction to compel the collection of P5.51 billion in unpaid taxes
'The Board of Directors of the PCSO has no authority to condone or waive valid claims by the PCSO,' says the Commission on Audit
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
The order comes days after Belmonte delivered her inaugural speech, where she clarified former mayor Herbert Bautista's claim that he left behind P26 billion
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
The Armed Forces denies irregularities in its handling of aid money, after state auditors flagged the disparity in amounts given to wounded soldiers
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