Best practices, remedies to avoid COA disallowances

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Friday, May 9, 2014

WITH the intensified campaign of both the National Government and the Commission on Audit (COA) in their thrust towards good governance, there has been a clamor for a program to address the issue of COA disallowances and solutions for those encountering such problems.

To help solve your most pressing challenges regarding these, the Center for Global Best Practices is hosting a one-day pioneering seminar in Cebu and Manila entitled, "Best Practices and Remedies to Avoid COA Disallowances", scheduled on Friday, May 30, 2014 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cebu City and Friday, June 6, 2014 at the Edsa Shangri-La Hotel, Mandaluyong City.

For details and a complete list of best practices seminars including "Best Practices in Planning & Budgeting for LGUs"; "What You Must Know About Procurement Law"; and "Best Practices in Business & Diplomatic Protocol," we invite you to check our website or call (+63 2) 842-7148/ 59 and 556-8968/ 69, Cebu lines: (+63 32) 512-3106 or 07 or Baguio line: (+63 74) 423-5148.


This one-day special seminar will greatly benefit public officials of Local Government Units, National Government Agencies, Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations as well as those private entities dealing with the government, given that this is the only program that will provide them a comprehensive guide on what they must know to avoid those COA disallowances.

For the private sector, it will serve them well to understand this topic in order for them to know how to package a project or supply goods and services to ensure that their deals don't fall under illegal, extravagant, unnecessary and unconscionable transactions with the government.

This program will explain in full details those adverse common findings (e.g. transfers of funds, hiring of private lawyers/ consultants, travel expenses, collective negotiation agreements, unauthorized benefits and more) that result in COA's notices of suspension, notices of disallowance and notices of charges. And yes, the good news is that there are remedies and defenses to address these issues by providing you the right solutions supported by the latest Supreme Court and COA rulings to deal fairly with your possible problem areas.

We will also clearly define for you when a superior is liable for COA suspension and disallowances as well as how a subordinate can steer clear of liabilities for an irregular act committed by his/her superior.

This pioneering learning event will feature Atty. Leonor D. Boado, CPA. She is the recently retired director of the Fraud Audit and Investigation Office, Legal Services Sector of the COA.

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.

Register now to avail of the early bird discounts! Register as a group of 3 or more to enjoy an extra 5% discount for each one of you. This is a limited-seats-only event and pre-registration is required.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on May 10, 2014.


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