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FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2015, 9:00AM TO 5:00PM

With the intensified campaign of the Commission on Audit (COA) towards good governance, we've designed this one-day seminar to provide Local Government Units, National Government Agencies, Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations and private entities dealing with the government this comprehensive guide on how to avoid COA disallowances and best practices solutions to those encountering such problems.

This special program will feature the common findings of COA, Supreme Court Rulings, as well as remedies and defenses on cases that may be deemed as disbursements or transactions which are illegal, extravagant, unnecessary and unconscionable. We will address how you should handle notice of suspensions, notice of disallowances, and notice of charges to solve your problems as well as addressing issues on how a subordinate can escape liability for an irregular act of his superior.

We will also provide you updates on COA memoranda, circulars and resolutions that you MUST know to avoid disallowances. And if you are in the private sector and want to do business with the government, it's important to know how to structure your deals to avoid disallowances or getting implicated together with the public official or convicted of crimes involving irregular transactions.

   Limited Seats Only, Pre-Registration Required


• Best Buy Rate: P1,800 (if you are paying on or before October 30, 2014)
• Early Bird Rate: P2,400 (if you are paying on or before December 15, 2014)
• Baguio Preferential Rate: P2,980 (if you are paying on December 16, 2014 or onwards)

   Contact Person: Anna Andaya
   Manila lines (+632) 556-8968 or 69
   Manila Telefax (+632) 842-7148 or 59
   Cebu lines (+63 32) 512-3106 or 07
Course Director and Lecturer: Atty. Leonor D. Boado, CPA - She is the recently retired director of the Fraud Audit and Investigation Office, Legal Services Sector of the Commission on Audit. She has held various positions in her 34 years in COA including being Chief Legal Officer of the Legal Adjudication Office, Director of Local Government, and thereafter, National Government Audit Offices. Her accomplishments include being awarded Outstanding Woman of COA in 2000, magna cum laude, valedictorian and government scholar of the University of the East Law School, and authored 3 books on criminal law.
Who Should Attend:

Head, Officers & Management of
     • National Gov’t Agencies
     • LGUs
     • GOCCs
     • Private Entities doing or will do
       business with the government
Business World Online International Chamber of Commerce Tri-ISys Forbes College

Best Practices and Remedies to Avoid COA Disallowances

Baguio Country Club, Baguio City, Philippines
9:00am to 5:00pm, Friday, January 30, 2015

Course Outline

I. What COA is all about: Mandate and Powers

II. What are covered by COA suspensions, disallowances and charges

     What public officials and private entities transacting with the government should know
     to avoid illegal, irregular, extravagant, unnecessary and unconscionable disbursements
     and transactions

     Collections which are not properly assessed or if properly assessed, not completely collected

III. What are the procedures in the issuance and enforcement of COA:

        a. Notice of Suspensions

        b. Notice of Disallowances

        c. Notice of Charges

IV. Common findings of COA

        a. Violation of Rules and Regulations
              -  Transfer of Funds
              -  Cash Advances
              -  Splitting of Contracts
              -  Hiring of Private Lawyers
              -  Hiring of Consultants
              -  Car Plans
              -  Repairs of Motor Vehicles
              -  Rental of Motor Vehicles
              -  Retirement Pay Disallowances
              -  Granting of Life and Health Insurance from private insurance companies
              -  Christmas Party
              -  Travel Expenses (e.g. Lakbay Aral)
              -  Family Visit Allowance
              -  Catering Services
              -  Gifts to Outsiders (e.g. media, friends of the agency)
              -  Advertising and other Promotional Expenses
              -  Collective Negotiation Agreement (CNA) e.g. Signing Bonuses
              -  Others

        b. Unauthorized benefits
              -  Rice Allowance
              -  Children’s Allowance
              -  Educational Allowance
              -  Extra Christmas Bonus
              -  Birthday Bonus
              -  Others

V. Effects and Consequences to the government agency and private sector participants on COA disallowances and findings

VI. Supreme Court decisions on COA findings

VII. What should a government agency and a private participant do to avoid disallowances, and if already issued, how to remedy the situation

    When will a superior be liable and when not for a COA S and D
    How will a subordinate escape liability for an irregular act of his superior

VIII.  Updates on COA Issuances: a) COA Memorandum b) COA Circulars c) COA resolutions that you must know to avoid disallowances


• Best Buy Rate: P1,800 (if you are paying on or before October 30, 2014)
• Early Bird Rate: P2,400 (if you are paying on or before December 15, 2014)
• Baguio Preferential Rate: P2,980 (if you are paying on December 16, 2014 or onwards)


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