Winners of the Search for Government Offices with Innovations and/or Best Practices in Internal Auditing announcedNovember 10, 2017
The 58th national convention held in CAP-John Hay Trade and Cultural Center, Baguio City, served as the venue for the awarding of the winners of this year’s search . A total of twelve entries were received by the AGIA coming from the NGA, GOCC, LGU and SUC sectors, and were judged based on the overall contribution to Agency operations (45%), relevance/significance in internal auditing (30%), and sustainability (25%) of the innovation and/or best practice.
The winners, who each received a Plaque of Recognition and a cash award of PhP10,000.00, are the Civil Service Commission (NGA), the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (GOCC/GFI), and the LGU of General Santos City (LGU). All other participants to the search were given Certificates of Participation, among them are the AFP- Office of the Internal Auditor, Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources, Philippine Fisheries Development Authority, LGU- General Santos City, LGU-Tuguegarao City, Land Bank of the Philippines, Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center, Tarlac State University, LGU-Muntinlupa City and LGU-Davao del Norte.
The Search is a continuing AGIA intervention of recognizing Agencies’ efforts of introducing innovations and best practices in internal auditing, geared towards improving how work is done and contributing to the achievement of objectives.
AGIA successfully conducted its 2017 Annual Convention in the City of PinesNovember 10, 2017
“Auditors play a significant role in keeping government agencies and employees in check, so that we may all serve our constituents better. We appreciate all the hard work and effort you have put into bringing together exceptional people drawn together by the same passion to help bring good governance and sustainable development to internal auditors in our country.”
This was articulated by this year’s convention Keynote Speaker, Vice-President Maria Leonor `Leni’ Gerona Robredo, in a video message presented in CAP-John Hay Trade and Cultural Center, Baguio City. Themed “Strengthening the Role of AGIA in the Government’s Thrust on Good Governance”, this year’s convention, held from October 4-6, 2017, gathered an unprecedented number of participants from various national government agencies, GOCCs, LGUs and SUCs performing internal audit and other audit-related functions. LTGen Donato B. San Juan II AFP, Superintendent of the Philippine Military Academy, Guest Speaker, was ably represented by ___________ put name:
A variety of topics were presented by experts in the field, which included Work-Life Balance by DOH Asst. Secretary Enrique A Tayag; Internal Audit for LGUs and Other Government Agencies by DBM Directors Ms. Liza B. Fangsilat and Mr. Gerald R. Janda, respectively; The Role of Internal Auditors in Internal Control and Implementing the COSO Framework Principles in Internal Audit, by Mr. Arnold A. Aguilas and Ms. Kristine Lea A. Mercado, respectively, both from the Asian Development Bank (ADB); Financial Literacy by Ms. Rochelle D. Tomas of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas; and Integrity Management Program by Atty. Froilan D. Montalban, Jr. of the Office of the Deputy Executive Secretary for Legal Affairs, Office of the President.
Officials of the host city, Baguio City Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan, Benguet Governor Crescencio C. Pacalso and Congressman Mark C. Go, made their presence felt thru their respective representatives who welcomed the participants in the form of cultural dance numbers depicting their rich cultural heritage.
Highlights of the 3-day convention were the awarding of winners of the Search for Government Offices with Innovations and/or Best Practices in Internal Auditing for CY 2017, and the election of a new set of Board of Directors who will sit in the AGIA Board from 2018-2021.
New set of AGIA Board of Directors electedNovember 10, 2017
CY 2017 is an election year for the AGIA. With half of the current Members of the AGIA Board’s term expiring by the end of 2017, this year’s convention ushered the election of nine new members of the Board, to serve for four years starting January 2018.
Elected during the convention are regular members Rizza Carla Roxas (PCSO), Lilybeth Gobole (DOJ), Ma. Teresa Alvarez (TIEZA), Erna Cabebe (LGU-Davao del Norte), Ricardo Rigo (BSP), Marie Hideliz Laranan (DTI), Ma. Edelwina Carreon (LBP), and associate members Anthony A. Lewis (COA) and Ma. Cecilia Legasto (LGU-Laguna).
The newly elected Directors will sit alongside the other incumbent Directors who will serve the remaining 2 years of their term: Directors Josie Jane C. Ablir (PDIC), Irene D.T. Alogoc (SSS), Melba S. Asuncion (EARIST), Crisostomo Paras Jr. (LGU-Occ. Mindoro), Dinah E. Pichay (NTA) and Vene Tacuboy (AFP), and Michael Gapuz (DAP) current AGIA President who will sit as an ex-officio Director starting 2018.
The outgoing Directors who were awarded for their dedicated service to the AGIA are Directors Mario D. Lasam (LGU-Cainta), Menelia C. Mortel (LTO), Marissa N. Fabricante (DSWD), Cynthia R. Balascopo (DENR), Editha D. Morales (NIA), Anthony A. Nuyda (DILG), Lauro A. Patiag (PCSO), and Anthonette Fernandez (SSS), Past-President and ex-officio Director.
AGIA goes to Camp John Hay for the 2017 Annual ConventionNovember 10, 2017
“SUSTAINING THE ROLE OF AGIA IN THE GOVERNMENT’S THRUST ON GOOD GOVERNANCE”
October 4 – 6, 2017
Venue: CAP - John Hay Trade and Cultural Center
Camp John Hay, Loakan Road, Baguio City
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