The Commission on Audit Commission Proper was given a taste of a real Ilonggo Welcome as they conducted a two-day official visit to the Commission on Audit Regional Office VI on Monday, April 25 and to the new COA Provincial Satellite Auditing Office at Roxas City, Capiz on Tuesday, April 26, 2022.
The Commission Proper, headed by Chairperson Rizalina N. Justol and Commissioner Roland C. Pondoc, together with their staff, arrived on Sunday, April 24 and explored Iloilo City as they went around to experience the Ilonggo lifestyle – tasting Ilonggo dishes that made Iloilo the Philippines’ food haven and visited heritage sites around the city.
Commissioner Mario J. Lipana arrived on Monday, April 25. Together with Chairperson Justol and Commissioner Pondoc, they made an official visit and met with Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Trenas.
In the afternoon, the Commission Proper and party headed to COA Regional Office VI for a conference with the COA RO VI Employees.
Accompanied by lively drumbeats and a festive Dinagyang performance from the student dancers of the Iloilo City National Highschool, COA RO VI Employees gave a rousing welcome to the guests. The sweltering heat of the summer sun only intensified the warm welcome for the visiting party.
Commissioner Lipana mentioned that the CP visit to Regional Offices is the initiative of the new Chairperson for the Commission Proper to meet everyone and know the necessities in every region.
Commissioner Pondoc reassured everyone that the combination of experiences of the new members of the Commission Proper will be beneficial to Auditors.
Chairperson Justol advised COAns to always follow the COA Mandate and assured employees of the support of the CP and emphasized the importance of “One COA, One Family”.
COA Regional Office VI is the second Regional Office the Commission Proper had visited since Chairperson Justol assumed.
“ …I am now part of you because we are one family”.- Chairperson Rizalina N. Justol