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The Commission on Audit dismisses Nueva Ecija farmers' petition against the Department of Public Works and Highways due to lack of jurisdiction
Post clearance audits help ensure proper duties and taxes are collected on shipments in compliance with Bureau of Customs regulations, even after the release of shipments
The Commission on Audit notes delays in the implementation of education projects in Tarlac
The Commission on Audit tells the Pangasinan provincial government that the improper handling of waste from hospitals can lead to potential hazards
Among the customers that failed to pay are the city government, the city engineer's office, the city's hall of justice, and at least 23 public primary and secondary schools
A Commission on Audit report shows that the contractor of a P12.26-million public market building requested for an extension 5 times
Thousands of garbage bins have been stockpiled in the City Environment and Natural Resources Office motor pool compound since they were purchased in 2016, says a Commission on Audit report
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 the suspension seeks to 'alleviate the burden of concerned officials and employees'
The Commission on Audit says it aims to help the government in its efforts to provide basic necessities to Filipinos
Officials who plaster their names and pictures on government-funded relief goods and materials will be obliged by COA to pay back
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'
The Commission on Audit says the land acquisition deal was grossly overpriced
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
Dr. Ma. Theresa G. Vera finally gets her due after a petition process to receive her performance bonus
The Commission on Audit lifts the notices of disallowance against Valenzuela City over intel funds spent in 2007 and 2008, and against Pasay City over intel funds spent in 2012
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
The Commission on Audit tells the Makati City government to pay the P53.2 million balance for Hilmarc's work on the air conditioning system of the second building of the city hall
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
The Commission on Audit says based on the validation of the loan program, the beneficiaries are either dead, have no capacity to pay, or can no longer be located
Still, state auditors recommend that the program be continued to help meet the demand for locally-produced milk in the implementation of the National Feeding Program
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'