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DoF freezes textile firm’s tax incentive application after CoA finds irregularities

THE Department of Finance (DoF) has suspended the issuance of P262 million in tax credits and P57 million in refunds to a Bulacan textile firm after the Commission on Audit (CoA) cited “irregularities” in its tax credit certificates (TCCs).

CoA rejects P377M worth of tax credits granted to four textile...

THE Commission on Audit (CoA) rejected P377.29 million worth of tax credits granted to four textile firms by the One-Stop Shop Inter-Agency Tax Credit and Duty Drawback Center (OSS) between 2008 and 2012, according to the Department of Finance (DoF).

Not enough dairy animals to reach milk self sufficiency

DESPITE the reported increase in the number of dairy animals, this is not enough to reach the desired local milk sufficiency level, the Commission on Audit (COA) said.

CoA probing P20M insurance claims from dead

STATE auditors are investigating about 2,000 claims worth more than P20 million made by supposedly dead members of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) this year.

COA nixes Aviation Authority’s insurance investment

THE Commission on Audit (CoA) flagged a Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) insurance investment saying it was done without approval of the Board members and without adequate criteria for the selection 10 insured officers.

COA upholds previous decision vs GSIS for ‘unnecessary’ antibiotics purchase

THE Commission on Audit (COA) has rebuked Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) officials for procuring “unnecessary and irregular” Oseltamivir capsules worth P25.13 million in 2006, saying that procurement of medicine is not in the GSIS’ purview.

CoA notes irregularities in PAGCOR school building project

THE Commission on Audit (CoA) has flagged the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) for the poor implementation of a P12-billion school building project dubbed as “Matuwid Na Daan Sa Silid Aralan.”

CoA flags past Pasig City administration for over P755M in unused...

THE COMMISSION on Audit (CoA) has flagged the past administration of Pasig City under former mayor Robert C. Eusebio for buying P951.787 million worth of supplies, but only used P196.137 million.

CoA classifies Quezon City’s ‘Green Fund’ as public money

THE COMMISSION on Audit (CoA) asked retailers in Quezon City to remit the P316.598 million collected from the plastic bag tax or the “Green Fund” as of December last year, ruling that it is considered as public fund.

PCOO blames COA regulations for slow uptake of federalism funds

REPLYING to the demand letter sent by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) regarding the failure of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) to submit progress reports on the P10-million information campaign drive on federalism, PCOO Assistant Secretary Marie Banaag turned the tables on the Commission on Audit (COA), saying it was the COA’s own guidelines that slowed the transfer of funds.

CoA cites NHA’s poor completion of Yolanda housing projects

THE COMMISSION on Audit (CoA) flagged the National Housing Authority (NHA) for completing only 117,167 of the 203,471 housing units intended for the victims of supertyphoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan), which struck in November 2013.

PDEA denies some travel expenses lacked documentation

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) denied reports that some P74 million in domestic travel expenses were insufficiently documented after the Commission on Audit (CoA) flagged the agency.

CoA warns OVP, LGUs over funds for local projects

THE COMMISSION on Audit (CoA) has called out the Office of the Vice-President (OVP) to be stricter in monitoring funds disbursed to local government units (LGUs) from its budget.

CoA flags NPC for delayed ICT Data Center preparation

THE COMMISSION on Audit (CoA) flagged the National Privacy Commission (NPC) for failing to prepare the site for its ICT Data Center, resulting to the significant delay in the complete delivery and installation of procured equipment.

CHR flagged for repairs of depreciated vehicles

THE Commission on Audit (CoA) called out the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) for the use and repair costs of its depreciated vehicles.

Audit commission flags absence of NEDA SDG plans

THE Commission on Audit (CoA) has reminded the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) to fulfill its commitment to develop an overall framework and financing plan to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

CoA suspends audit based on complaints vs poll candidates

THE Commission on Audit (CoA) has suspended special or fraud audits against 2019 poll candidates in its bid to keep its political neutrality during the election period.

CoA questions P55.3M spent on food by Bohol provincial gov’t

THE COMMISSION on Audit (CoA) has ordered the Bohol provincial government to submit justification on the P55.3 million it spent in 2017 for various catering services.

State auditors unearth P11-B tax credit anomaly

THE COMMISSION on Audit (CoA) has found that the One-Stop Shop Inter-Agency and Duty Drawback Center (OSS) granted tax credit certificates (TCCs) worth P11.18 billion to 33 ineligible or even non-existent textile companies from 2008 to 2014, Department of Finance (DoF) officials announced in a press conference on Friday, saying they received the July 6 audit report on July 10.

CoA flags P38.8 million in ‘deficient’ disbursements by PCOO

THE Commission on Audit (CoA) flagged the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) over irregularities in the disbursement of funds for the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Summit in 2017.

CoA report: Calida, other OSG lawyers received P10.8 million in excessive...

THE Commission on Audit (CoA) has flagged P10.8 million in excessive allowances received by Solicitor-General Jose C. Calida and 14 other lawyers of the Office of the Solicitor-General (OSG) in a 2017 report.

COA flags DOJ fund transfers worth P621 million

by Dane Angelo Enerio The Commission on Audit (COA) has flagged as anomalous several undocumented fund transfers, payrolls, and unauthorized bank accounts in its 2017...