Since March 26, 2020, Commissioner Roland C. Pondoc and Regional Director Atty. Roy L. Ursal approved the request of Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) officials for accommodation of their health workers, mostly nurses, to stay at the COA XI Dormitory. Being treated very unfairly by the community which discriminates and avoids them ironically despite their efforts in the hospital caring for those affected by Covid-19 illness, these medical front liners are in dire need of accommodation where they will be received and accepted if only to give them comfort and encouragement.

In order to meet the evolving development in public governance and fund management where the success of any government plan, program or activity needs an effective auditing that ensures that fiscal responsibility is properly discharged by heads of government agencies, COA must issue timely, relevant and well-prepared reports consistent with the International Standards of Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAIs) if it is to sustain its effectiveness as an enabling partner to the nation’s progress and growth.

I. COVID-19 Fund Sourcing
See link: Audit Program on Fund Sourcing for COVID-19 Plans, Programs and Activities

Since March 2020, COA Regional Office No. XI (COA-ROXI) accepted the challenge to continue moving forward despite the ongoing health crisis affecting every people across the globe. Many industries, businesses and offices have stopped. But COA-ROXI led by Atty. Roy L. Ursal, Regional Director, has initiated steps and leaps toward achieving COA strategic goals and objectives.

In order to better organize and manage the posting or publication of data, materials and articles as well as the over-all operation of the COA XI website, Atty. Roy L. Ursal, Regional Director, created the COA XI Editorial Board thru Regional Office Order No. 2020-207 dated June 22, 2020.

Supreme Audit Institution – Performance Measurement Framework (SAI-PMF) requires the conduct of the entrance or initial audit conference to commence audit in a given year as a forum to discuss the scope, type and thrust of audit for the year, the audit timelines and administrative matters to facilitate the audit execution. However, the quarantine restrictions rendered the conduct of such conference in a face to face gathering extremely difficult if not impossible.