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COA flags delayed, unimplemented DPWH projects worth P118.4B

Sep 02, 2019 - 11:11 PM

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

De Lima wants Senate probe into P178-million loss of PH aerospace agency

Aug 03, 2019 - 2:30 PM

The Commission on Audit has also urged a review of whether the Philippine Aerospace Development Corporation should continue to exist at all

OPPOSITION SENATOR. Senator Leila de Lima is escorted by cops as she leaves a Muntinlupa court on March 20, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

COA wants Napolcom to stop paying personnel dietary benefits

Jun 12, 2019 - 2:07 PM

It turns out that there are 6 other types of allowances worth P51.22 million that COA had recommended be stopped in recent years, but Napolcom did not comply

COA flags unbuilt temporary shelters in Ormoc after July 2017 earthquake

Jun 02, 2019 - 7:05 PM

The process of constructing the temporary shelters is so slow that the permanent housing units are expected to be completed first

CATASTROPHE. A resident is shocked after the magnitude-6.5 earthquake damaged his house in Cabaonan, Ormoc City on July 6, 2017. File photo by Gelo Litonjua

OVP gets highest COA rating in 2018 audit

May 25, 2019 - 11:51 PM

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

VP ROBREDO. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers a speech during a youth forum in January 2017. File photo by OVP

COA: Ilocos Norte gov't illegally hired private lawyers as consultants

May 05, 2019 - 8:30 PM

The Ilocos Norte government says it hired private lawyers to assist the provincial legal officer, but the Commission on Audit says it could not find a valid reason for this move

AUDIT REPORT. The 2017 audit report of the Ilocos Norte Provincial Government is peppered with irregularities.

COA to La Union state university: Explain 'diverted' funds

Apr 28, 2019 - 9:45 PM

The Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University reallocated nearly P32 million to incentives for officials and employees in 2018, says the Commission on Audit

Image from DMMMSU-NLUC website

COA questions DSWD's P1.85-B disaster response spending in 2017

Jan 20, 2019 - 10:05 PM

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

Gov’t lost P2.6B in Caraga mining royalties from 2012-2016

Aug 22, 2018 - 1:42 PM

The Commission on Audit recommends crafting a law that would impose royalties on mining companies that operate outside of Mineral Reservation Areas or MRAs

MINING ROYALTIES. The Commission on Audit says the government should have charged royalties from mining companies that operated outside of Mineral Reservation Areas.

Not enough facilities for recyclable waste built in 2017 – COA

Aug 19, 2018 - 6:20 PM

The Commission on Audit says the Environmental Management Bureau only constructed 68 out of 225 materials recovery facilities

COA says children's council paid P1 million to dzMM reporter

Jul 21, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Radio dzMM vows to investigate the issue, saying it 'takes allegations of unethical practices by any member of our news organization seriously'

FLAGGED PAYMENT. The Commission on Audit flags the irregularity of the Council for the Welfare of Children or CWC's P1.05 payment to a radio reporter for the coverage of the national children's month.

Duterte expenses up by 500%: Choppers, consultants, intel

Jul 06, 2018 - 4:21 PM

(UPDATED) Here's what the Office of the President spent on in 2017

HUGE INCREASE. Cost of the ASEAN Summit, financial assistance to soldiers, maintenance of presidential choppers and billions of intelligence funds make up the P500% increase in the Office of the President's expenses for 2017.

Duterte’s office has P5.8M unliquidated cash advances – COA

Jul 06, 2018 - 2:12 PM

Of the amount, P345,000 is considered disallowed but has yet to be refunded

The Int’l Media Center for the ASEAN 2017 at the World Trade Center in Pasay. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Calida is first SolGen in years to be among 5 highest paid in government

Jun 27, 2018 - 5:40 PM

The Solicitor General places 4th on the list with P10.9 million worth of salaries and allowances, bulk of which have been flagged as excessive by state auditors

HIGHEST PAID. Solicitor General Jose Calida is the 4th highest paid national government agency official for 2017.

Sacked OGCC chief Jurado compares self to Calida: I refused allowances

Jun 02, 2018 - 4:50 PM

Both the Office of the Government Corporate Counsel and the Office of the Solicitor General have been flagged by state auditors for their officials who received excess allowances in 2017

Former government corporate counsel Rudolf Jurado (left) and Solicitor General Jose Calida (right)

COA flags DOJ for undocumented payroll, unauthorized accounts

May 25, 2018 - 11:47 AM

(UPDATED) Resigned justice secretary Vitaliano Aguirre says he 'has no participation whatsoever' in the transactions flagged, including P27-million worth of payroll without supporting documents, and P65-million worth of accounts maintained without authority

COA nudges Davao City over questionable workers

May 24, 2018 - 3:35 PM

'General services' still make up the biggest chunk of contracted services of the Davao City government which, in 2017, cost them P1.1 billion

File photo of the Davao City Hall by Rappler

Sara Duterte: COA questions on Davao City spending 'resolved'

May 23, 2018 - 12:14 PM

'All these matters were duly rectified and resolved,' says Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio

DAVAO CITY MAYOR. Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio says the Davao City government has addressed the concerns of the Commission on Audit on the former's expenses in 2017. Photo from the City Government of Davao Facebook page

P570M worth of Davao City spending, accounts in 2017 lacked documents – COA

May 22, 2018 - 4:32 PM

(UPDATED) State auditors make strongly-worded observations regarding procurement of medicines, school equipment, infrastructure projects, and inventory of supplies. Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio says COA's questions have been addressed.

AUDIT. The Commission on Audit (COA) flags P570 million in accounts and spending by the Davao City government in its 2017 audit report. File photo from Wikipedia

COA questions Bulacan's P20-M payment to government 'consultants'

May 20, 2018 - 2:56 PM

Up to 81 consultants received P10,000 to P40,000 monthly without a proven expertise, says the Commission on Audit

COA questions Dengvaxia procurement process

May 08, 2018 - 12:46 PM

The Commission on Audit also notes a discrepancy on the shelf life of the vaccine in the procurement documents

DENGUE VACCINE. A health worker shows off vials of Dengvaxia vaccine administered to students during the school-based immunization in Manila on December 4, 2017. File Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Aside from tourism ads, auditors flag PTV's P157-M spending

May 03, 2018 - 2:22 PM

COA flags P67.179 million in damages not charged to suppliers, P10.456 million in incentives without approval, and a P1.3-million non-existent parking lot project

AUDIT REPORT. State-run television network PTV-4 is flagged by the Commission on Audit for millions worth of spending.

PAO paid P4.8M for building plan and design without complete docs – COA

May 03, 2018 - 11:09 AM

Despite the two agencies submitting only 2 out of 16 required documents PAO pays the NHA and DPWH for a design and planning contract

COA questions P60-M DOT ads payment to Ben Tulfo's media outfit

Apr 28, 2018 - 5:48 PM

State auditors direct the People's Television Network, Incorporated to produce documents to support the Department of Tourism's payments to PTV 4 blocktimer Bitag Media Unlimited, Incorporated

Nat'l Youth Commission's SK spending: Consultants lacked docs, deliverables delayed

Apr 23, 2018 - 3:30 PM

The Commission on Audit also hits non-implementation of Sangguniang Kabataan activities, and over P268,000 worth of snacks for unofficial meetings

SK SPENDING. The National Youth Commission's spending for the Sangguniang Kabataan in 2017 is flagged several times in the 2017 audit report of the Commission on Audit (COA).

AMLC’s purchase of iPhone 7s flagged by COA

Apr 18, 2018 - 4:06 PM

AMLC drafts a budget for 24 Android phones for its investigators, but ends up buying only 16 units of the more expensive iPhone 7

FLAGGED. AMLC's purchase of 16 iPhone 7s for its investigators is flagged by the Commission on Audit.

COA tells DSWD to continue 4Ps ban on accepting new members

Nov 05, 2017 - 9:20 PM

The Commission on Audit advises the Department of Social Welfare and Development to fix its data collection first to screen potential beneficiaries properly

PANTAWID. 4Ps aims to uplift millions of poor Filipino families from poverty. AFP file photo

COA: OP has P155.7-M unliquidated fund transfers under Aquino

Jul 13, 2017 - 3:16 PM

The amount includes P138 million in unliquidated fund transfers for former president Benigno Aquino III s foreign travels from 2011 to 2015

COA: Duterte has over P6 billion in discretionary funds

Jul 12, 2017 - 4:59 PM

The Office of the President s discretionary funds include a P1 4 billion donation of the Lopez owned Benpres Corporation to the government dating back to 1990 which remains untouched

House 'overpaid' more than P306,000 to resigned employees – COA

Jul 11, 2017 - 3:20 PM

State auditors point to weaknesses in the House of Representatives monitoring of its employees status and payroll

OVERPAID STAFF. State auditors report the House kept on paying the salaries of resigned or transferred employees. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

OWWA on ‘excessive gadget purchases': They were free

Jul 11, 2016 - 10:00 PM

COA hits the agency for issuing high end gadgets to some personnel

New Zealand cash grant for PH dairy industry not recorded – COA

Jun 06, 2016 - 11:30 AM

The P93 638 million cash grant is not reflected in the National Dairy Authority s book of accounts according to the Commission on Audit

48 lawmakers in PDAF-COA audit report win in 2016 elections

Jun 01, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Among those mentioned in the COA report only 86 decide to run And just a little more than half of them are successful in their bids

COA orders Palawan gov't to return P35M excess bonuses

Sep 13, 2015 - 7:36 PM

COA says the release of the excess amount is a violation of DBM Circular 2013 3 and Executive Order 80

Commission on Audit

COA to Batangas officials: Return P45M bonuses

Jul 19, 2015 - 5:45 PM

UPDATED The Commission on Audit says the payment of P45 352 million worth of bonuses to Batangas provincial officials and employees in 2014 was irregular

No problem in DSWD's poverty alleviation programs – Soliman

Dec 26, 2014 - 6:20 PM

The red flags in the 2013 COA annual audit report have been addressed since November DSWD Secretary Soliman says

COA to Boy Scouts: Produce records for P221M collections

Oct 22, 2014 - 7:29 PM

The COA says the Boy Scouts of the Philippines has failed to produce documents to show that registration fees collected from 2012 2013 had been accurately listed and remitted to its account

The highest paid gov’t official in 2013 is …

Jun 27, 2014 - 12:06 AM

… still GSIS President and General Manager Robert Vergara

STILL THE HIGHEST PAID. The Commission on Audit (COA) revealed that GSIS President Robert G. Vergara is still the highest paid official in government in 2013. Screen grab from Vergara's #TalkThursday interview

FACT-CHECK: Making sense of the Napoles lists

May 27, 2014 - 6:29 PM

(UPDATED) We run a fact-check and scrutinize the lists. Here are some patterns and inconsistencies we noticed, inclusive of the Napoles affidavit released May 26

COA questions Tacloban's P316.8-M property sale

Mar 23, 2014 - 6:12 PM

Pricing and procedural irregularities were cited by COA in an October 2012 transaction between Tacloban City and Robinsons Land Corporation

Unauthorized GOCC bonuses? Blame Arroyo

Jan 17, 2014 - 4:20 PM

The Governance Commission for GOCCs says it has not approved any increases in benefits or bonuses since September 2010 and most releases of GOCCs have legal basis

Rival NGOs beat Napoles in House 'pork barrel'

Oct 19, 2013 - 4:42 PM

Napoles may be the poster queen of pork barrel, but she does not have a monopoly of the PDAF of House members

Poe wants probe on NGOs' use of pork

Aug 19, 2013 - 4:27 PM

Bayan Muna also calls for a joint DOJ Ombudsman probe on the pork barrel scam

IT'S DANGEROUS. Sen Grace Poe what is dangerous about the failure of the passage of the bill is if an administration that is not transparent takes over in 2016. Photo by Rappler/Ayee Macaraig

Napoles NGOs got P2.1B in ‘pork’ – COA

Aug 16, 2013 - 2:18 PM

Of the total PDAF misused by questionable NGOs a third went to those linked to fugitive Janet Lim Napoles

STARTING IT IN THE MILITARY. Janet 'Jenny' Napoles