Cebu is richest province in PH for eighth straight time

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu is still the wealthiest province in the Philippines, based on latest findings from the Commission on Audit (COA). In its 2021 Annual Financial Report, COA ranked Cebu as the richest province in terms of…

Capitol mulls ‘direct deal’ with 93-1 occupants instead

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/18/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu Provincial Government is considering holding direct talks with occupants of properties covered by the 93-1 land swap deal. The Capitol’s pronouncements came after the Cebu City Government recently expressed hesitation in…

SK head Resch asks COA to check, audit SK transactions

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 09/14/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Aside from issues surrounding the postponement of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) and Barangay elections, Cebu City Councilor and SK Federation-Cebu City head Jessica Resch also wants the Commission on Audit (COA) to check…

More Odette-affected families in Mandaue receive cash assistance

Mary Rose Sagarino 08/10/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Almost 100 Odette-affected families in Mandaue City received their P5,000 financial assistance from the National Housing Authority (NHA) on Wednesday, August 10, 2022. The distribution to 96 beneficiaries coming from the city’s 27…

‘Revolting’: 29,000 teachers left out after PS-DBM bought pricey, outdated laptops

Kurt Dela Peña - Content Researcher Writer / @inquirerdotnet 08/09/2022

MANILA, Philippines—“Sad and even revolting.” This was how the Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) described the purchase of “outdated and pricey” laptops, which the Department of Education (DepEd) received from the Procurement Service of the Department of Budget…

COA flags DepEd over P2.4B purchase of pricey laptops with old processors

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - Reporter / @GabrielLaluINQ 08/04/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Audit (COA) has flagged the Department of Education’s (DepEd) purchase of pricey laptops with low-end processors in 2021, transacted through the controversial Procurement Service of the Department of Budget and Management…

COA to Cebu City: Why give special risk allowance to non healthcare workers?

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Commission on Audit (COA) has directed the Cebu City Government to stop granting financial incentives to personnel who are not directly attending to COVID-19 patients. State auditors discovered that the city spent…

COA: Cebu City bought P91M sacks of rice from ‘middleman’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/24/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Commission on Audit (COA) has asked the Cebu City Government to justify its decision to purchase over 39,000 sacks of rice from a questionable supplier.  The state auditing body found out that…

COA questions Talisay City’s purchase of ‘high-end PCs, laptops’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Commission on Audit (COA) has flagged the decision of the Talisay City Government to purchase high-end laptops and personal computers (PC) used for engineering and video editing purposes.  In its 2021 Annual…

COA tells Bantayan to secure ECC, water permits for desalination plant

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/15/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Commission on Audit (COA) has flagged the P21-million desalination plant being constructed in Bantayan town, northern Cebu. The state auditing body instructed the local government of Bantayan to secure Environmental Compliance Certificate…

COA flags Moalboal’s P3.8M purchase of medical device 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/14/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Commission on Audit (COA) has called the attention of the local government of Moalboal in southwestern Cebu over the purchase of medical equipment worth close to P4 million from a questionable supplier. …

Chan said COA already cleared city on the payment of SRA and AHDP to non-health workers

Futch Anthony Inso 07/12/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan clarified that the Commission on Audit (COA) has already cleared the city for giving Special Risk Allowance (SRA) and Active Hazard Duty Pay (AHDP) to non-health workers.…

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