COA to host international audit meeting


MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Audit will host the 46th Governing Board Meeting of the Asian Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI) that will bring together Asian leaders in the field of government audit on February 17-21.

President Benigno Aquino III will be the guest of honor at the welcome lunch to be held at the Malacañang Palace on Feb. 18.

COA Chairperson Maria Gracia Pulido Tan said scheduled to attend are her counterparts from India, South Korea, Japan, Bangladesh, China, Malaysia, Pakistan, Russia,  Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Turkey to discuss international audit standards, transparency and other pressing issues in international audit.

“We are truly honored to be hosting this prestigious event,” said Tan. “Preparations are underway and it is our greatest desire to ensure that the Governing Board Meeting will be seamless and successful.”

ASOSAI is an international organization composed of the Supreme Audit Institutions of 46 member countries in Asia. It was established to promote professionalism, mutual support and understanding through capacity building, knowledge sharing and regional working groups.

Also expected to attend are the head of the Supreme Audit Institution of Norway as representative of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI), as well as delegates from Brunei and the International Development Initiative.

The Philippines had already hosted three ASOSAI board meetings. Tan was elected to the Governing Board at the 12th ASOSAI Assembly held in Jaipur, India on March 3, 2012.

The Philippines is vying for one of two spots on the INTOSAI board that will be decided at the Manila meeting.

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  • Rovingmoron

    Hopefully, this isn’t going to boomerang onto our faces. Knowing the extent of corruption in the Philippines, it is only timely that the COA has to lead in observing proper and effective auditing rules that any man could ever imagine. Values formation must be instilled to all the COA auditors that connivance with any the public officials is not acceptable.

  • oh_noh

    COA-kot din!!!

  • galit_sa_oligarko

    mahiya naman kayo , ni hindi nyo magawa trabaho nyo ng maayos , may gana pa kayo humarap sa ibang bansa

    • Harry

      Now we can really learn from the Japan and Korea how they audit their Prime Minister and President and sent them to jails.
      Our COA did not audit Erap ‘s assets even after he was convicted.

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