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           Early Bird Deadline        CGBP                                   

FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2019 * 9:00AM TO 5:30PM
With the intensified campaign of the new government and the Commission on Audit (COA) towards good governance, we've designed this one-day training to provide Local Government Units, National Government Agencies, Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations, public utility companies 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

Avail ofthe Early Bird &

   Training Investment is P9,980  inclusive of Meals, Resource Kit, & Certificate of Attendance
   Contact Person: Paula Zaldivar
   Manila lines (+632) 556-8968 or 69
   Manila Telefax (+632) 842-7148 or 59
   Baguio line(+63 74) 423-2914
   Cebu lines (+63 32) 512-3106 or 07

Course Director & Lecturer: Alicia C. Manuel, CRFA, CICA - was with COA for 31 years as an auditor assigned to various branches of government including DILG, Bureau of Fire Protection and NAPOLCOM among others. While at COA, she was seconded to international organizations as an international consultant to World Bank, Asian Development Bank and AusAid to monitor large scale projects in various countries.

She is the author of the Handbook on AFP Internal Auditors, 2017. She regularly lectures on Management Audit and Baseline Assessment Report with the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine Army, Philippine Navy and Philippine Airforce. She is also a consultant at the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGeps).

Presently, she is also a member of the board and chairperson of the audit committee of Nayong Pilipino Foundation appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte on February 20, 2017.

Who Should Attend:

Head, Officers & Management of

     • National Gov’t Agencies

     • LGUs

     • GOCCs

     • Public Utility Companies

     • Private Entities doing or will do
       business with the government

Best Practices and Remedies to Avoid COA Disallowances

Manila Marriott Hotel, Pasay City, Philippines
9:00am to 5:30pm, Friday, March 22, 2019

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

TRAINING FEE PER PERSON: P 9,980 (Fee covers Meals, Resource Kit, Certificate of Attendance)


Less 5% for early registrants (on registrations made on or before February 22, 2019)
Less 5% for early payment (if made on or before March 12, 2019)
Less 5% for group registration (minimum of 3 participants)

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