AGIA - Association of Government Internal Auditors

  • Seminars/ Workshops Schedule for 4th Quarter of 2014


    September 5, 2014 - 6:20pm
  • 2014 Annual National Convention cum Seminar

    Theme:  "AGIA Supports Public-Private Partnership for Effective Governance"
    October 8 - 10, 2014
    Apo View Hotel, J. Camus St., Davao City

    to download invitation and registration slip, please CLICK HERE




    June 1, 2014 - 5:17pm
  • Seminars/ Workshops Schedule for 3rd Quarter of 2014


    June 1, 2014 - 5:12pm
  • 2013 AGIA Annual National Convention Cum Seminar - President's Report and Speakers LECTURE MATERIALS

    to download, please CLICK HERE


    October 18, 2013 - 10:57am
  • Guidelines on the “Search for Government Offices with Innovations and/or Best Practices in Internal Auditing for CY 2013”

    Awards and Incentives Program
    Guidelines on the “Search for Government Offices with Innovations and/or Best Practices in Internal Auditing for CY 2013”

    1. The “Search for Government Offices with Innovations and/or Best Practices in Internal Auditing for CY 2013” is being conducted to motivate and encourage government offices to espouse and uphold internal auditing.  This will be AGIA’s initial efforts or pilot implementation of the Awards and Incentives Program wherein individual and/or group Internal Auditors will be awarded in the coming years, for their outstanding contribution and exemplary performance.  The Program will be further improved particularly to incorporate suggestions of members on the criteria for selection and the means of verification.

    2. There shall be one (1) awardee from among the government offices from NGAs, GOCCs/GFIs, SUCs, LGUs, Constitutional Bodies, including the Legislative and Judicial Branches of the government, and the Uniformed Personnel.

    3. Any government office that is implementing innovations and/or best practices that contribute to agency operations and relevant to internal auditing can join the search.

    4. Only entries endorsed by the Head of Agency or his/her Authorized Representative and received on or before 15 August 2013 are qualified for evaluation and short listing by the Committee and approval of the Board.

    5. All entries shall be evaluated based on the Innovation/project implementation within the last five (5) years.

    6. The criteria for the selection are the following:

    a. Contribution to Agency Operations – impact of the innovation/best practice to operational economy, efficiency, effectiveness and ethical environment. (30%)

    b. Relevance/Significance in Internal Auditing – based on innovation adoptability to internal auditing practices; and compliance to the basic objective on internal control and functions of internal auditing. (30%)

    c. Sustainability – consistency in implementing the reforms/innovations and conform to ISO standards and other recognitions from reputable institutions/agencies; long-term use of the system innovation/best practice; and continuity of the program even with a change in administration/leadership. (20%)

    d. Originality/Uniqueness – 20%

    7. A Certificate of Recognition will be given to the participating agencies wherein a Plaque of Recognition will be awarded to the selected eight (8) agencies each from the NGAs, GOCCs/GFIs, SUCs, LGUs, Constitutional Bodies, including the Legislative and Judicial Branches of the government, and the Uniformed Personnel, after complete validation of the submitted documents by the Committee on or before the end of the 1st Quarter CY 2014.


    September 27, 2013 - 9:00am
  • AGIA By-Laws


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    (As amended on November 28, 2012)

    We, the Internal Auditors and other Officers engaged in the conduct of government internal auditing and other audit related functions in the various agencies of the national and local government, government-owned and controlled corporations, government financial institutions and state colleges and universities, in order to ensure the integrity of internal auditing and other audit related functions as an effective tool of management and to promote good governance, do hereby organize ourselves into an Association and promulgate this By-Laws.




    Section 1.        The Association shall be known as the ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENT INTERNAL AUDITORS, INCORPORATED hereinafter referred to as the AGIA.




    Section 1.        The AGIA shall have its principal office at Unit 402 Merchant Square Condominium, 1386 E. Rodriguez Ave.  cor. Mabolo St., New Manila, Quezon City.




    Section 1.        The AGIA is a non-profit, non-political and professional organization.

    Section 2.        Sovereignty resides in the members of the AGIA and they shall be governed by the Board of Directors.




    Section 1.        The AGIA shall have the following objectives:          

    1.1   To promote the internal audit practices, methods and procedures in all national and local government units, government-owned and controlled corporations, government financial institutions and in state colleges and universities;

    1.2   To promote professional development, maintain high professional standards  and ethical conduct among personnel involved in internal auditing and related functions through continuing education, scholarships, exchange of technical knowledge and skills in the field of internal auditing;

    1.3   To establish professional relationship with local and international organizations of internal auditors, and to promote active partnership with the Office of the President, Commission on Audit, Office of the Ombudsman, Department of Budget and Management, Civil Service Commission and other anti-graft and corruption agencies;

    1.4   To actively advocate for and participate in the establishment and sustenance of a high degree of integrity and professionalism in all facets of internal auditing;

    1.5   To foster closer cordial relationship, better understanding, mutual assistance and cooperation among all members;

    1.6   To enhance fellowship among members through seminars, workshops, conventions and other related training activities.




    Section 1.        Membership is open to all appointed and designated internal auditors and all those performing audit related functions in all agencies in the national and local government, government-owned and controlled corporations, government financial institutions and in state colleges and universities, subject to the following requirements:

    1.1       Application in writing in a form provided for the purpose;

    1.2       Approval by the membership committee and for the confirmation of the   Board of Directors; and

    1.3       Payment of membership and annual dues.

    Section 2.        All members shall be classified as follows:           

    2.1       Regular – are those appointed and designated as internal auditors;

    2.2       Associate – are those who are neither appointed nor designated as internal auditors but are performing internal auditing or audit related functions;

    2.3       Honorary – are those who are no longer internal auditors by appointment or designation; or those no longer performing internal auditing or audit related functions; or those who have been honorably separated from government service; or those who are already members prior to the approval of the amended By-Laws who signify their intention to remain as active members of AGIA provided that the corresponding annual dues and other assessments are paid.

    Section 3.        No member shall be expelled without just cause nor shall any member be denied protection by the AGIA.

    Section 4.        All members shall uphold the By-Laws and abide by the rules and regulations that may be issued by AGIA.



    Rights and Duties of Members

    Section 1.        A member shall patronize all AGIA training and other related activities.

    Section 2.        Regular and Associate Members have the right to vote.

    Section 3.        A regular or associate member may be elected as member of the Board of Directors subject to the provisions of Article VIII.

    Section 4.        A member shall abide by the Code of Ethics of the AGIA.    

    Section 5.        A member shall religiously pay his annual dues.

    Section 6.        A member may solicit assistance from the AGIA relative to his professional development.

    Section 7.        A member of good standing is one who faithfully and religiously performs his duties and obligations as a member.



    Termination of Membership

    Section 1.        The membership with AGIA may be terminated in any of the following cases:

    1.1              Retirement or separation from the government service subject to the provision of Article V, Section 2.3;

    1.2              Convicted criminally or administratively for offenses involving moral turpitude;

    1.3              By committing any act in violation of AGIA By-Laws and Code of Ethics, R.A. 6713, CSC rules and regulations and other statutory issuances.



    Governing Body and Officers

    Section 1.        The governing body of the AGIA shall be the Board of Directors which shall be composed of fifteen (15) members duly elected by the regular and associate members during an annual convention who shall sustain the stability and growth of the AGIA provided that there may not be more than five (5) associate members of the Board.  They shall elect the President from the regular members who have served at least one (1) term as a member of the Board. 

    Section 2.        Immediate past president of the AGIA shall become an ex-officio and non-voting member.

    Section 3.        The term of office of the duly elected Board of Directors shall commence on the 1st working day of January of the following year and shall hold office for a term of two (2) years unless removed for cause under Article VIII, Section 6, hereof.

    Section 4.        After their proclamation as elected members of the Board of Directors, they shall elect from among themselves through secret balloting, the following:

                            (1)        President

                            (2)        Executive Vice President                   

                            (3)        Vice President for Internal Affairs     

                            (4)        Vice President for External Affairs

                            (5)        Secretary

                            (6)        Assistant Secretary

                            (7)        Treasurer

                            (8)        Assistant Treasurer

                            (9)        Auditor

                            (10)      Public Relations Officer


    Section 5.        Vacancy or vacancies may be filled up by the Board of Directors who garnered the next highest number of votes during the election held during the annual convention.

    Section 6.        An officer/director may be removed from office by majority votes of all the members of the Board of Directors on the following grounds:

    6.1       Failure to discharge his duties for four (4) consecutive regular meetings except when it is beyond his control;

    6.2        Conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the AGIA; and

    6.3   Convicted criminally or administratively for offenses involving moral turpitude.



    Functions, Duties and Responsibilities

    Section 1.        The Board of Directors shall be the policy making body of the AGIA and shall be responsible for the conduct of its affairs.  It shall perform the following functions and others not enumerated herein but impliedly and inherently related:

    1.1       To formulate plans, policies, rules and regulations of the AGIA and ensure effective implementation thereof;

    1.2       To develop and conduct trainings on internal auditing and other related trainings for all members and interested parties;

    1.3       To select and appoint employees of the AGIA;                       

    1.4       To issue resolution on the confirmation of appointment, resignation/separation and termination of members from the AGIA; 

    1.5       To create committees and other ad hoc bodies, such as but not limited to the Election Committee, Membership Committee and Professional Development Committee.  



    Meetings of the Board of Directors

    Section 1.        The Board of Directors shall hold a regular monthly meeting every 2nd Tuesday of the month or at any other date agreed upon by the Board of Directors.

    Section 2.        Special meetings of the Board of Directors may be called at any time when deemed necessary by the President or majority of the Board of Directors.

    Section 3.        Notice of regular and special meetings shall be issued by the Secretary at least three (3) days before the scheduled meeting.  

    Section 4.        A majority of the members of the Board shall constitute a quorum to do business.

    Section 5.        All policy and important matters discussed and agreed upon during regular/special meeting shall be approved by the majority of the Board of Directors through the issuance of an appropriate Board Resolution.



    Duties and Responsibilities of the Officers

    Section 1.        The President shall have the following functions:

    1.1       Presides in all meetings of the Board;

    1.2       Executes all plans and programs;

    1.3       Supervises the implementation of the policies, rules and regulations and activities of the AGIA;

    1.4       Approves and signs pertinent documents relative to the conduct of business of the AGIA;

    1.5       Supervises, controls and directs all activities of the AGIA;

    1.6       Renders necessary reports to officers and members of the Board of Directors;

    1.7       Performs such other functions as may be deemed necessary.

    Section 2.        The Executive Vice President shall have the following functions:

    2.1       Exercises all the duties and responsibilities of the President in the absence or disability or incapacity of the latter; 

    2.2       Assists in the execution of all plans and programs of the AGIA;           

    2.3       Renders reports to the President and to the Board as required;

    2.4       Performs such other functions as may be assigned by the Board of Directors or the President.

    Section 3.        The Vice President for Internal Affairs shall have the following functions:

                3.1       Supervises the Secretariat and other administrative internal affairs;

    3.2       Reviews and evaluates reports of the Secretariat;

    3.3       Reviews all position papers, resolutions, letters and other materials discussed during Board meetings;

    3.4       Performs such other functions as may be assigned by the Board of Directors or the President from time to time.

    Section 4.        The Vice President for External Affairs shall have the following functions:

         4.1       Develops and maintains linkages with government agencies and other allied organizations;

         4.2       Represents the AGIA in the absence of the President and/or the Executive Vice President;

         4.3       Performs such other functions as may be assigned by the Board of Directors or the President from time to time.

    Section 5.        The Secretary shall have the following functions:  

                              5.1       Takes the minutes of the meeting;

                              5.2       Drafts resolutions, letters and other materials discussed during Board meetings;

                              5.3       Performs such other functions as may be assigned by the Board of Directors or the President from time to time.

    Section 6.        The Assistant Secretary shall have the following functions:

                            6.1       Assists the Secretary;                     

                            6.2       Acts as the Secretary in the absence of the latter;

                            6.3       Performs such other functions as may be assigned by the Secretary from time to time.

    Section 7.        The Treasurer shall have the following functions:

    7.1       Acts as a custodian of all Association’s funds;

    7.2       Prepares Cash Position Reports on a regular basis;

    7.3       Certifies and renders financial report to the Board of Directors;

    7.4        Supervises the safekeeping of all financial records, books of accounts and accountable forms of the AGIA and ensures that they are properly maintained and secured;

    7.5        Performs such other functions as may be assigned by the Board of Directors or the President from time to time.

    Section 8.        The Assistant Treasurer shall have the following functions:

                            8.1       Assists the Treasurer;

                            8.2       Acts as Treasurer in the absence of the latter;

                            8.3       Performs such other functions as may be assigned by the Treasurer from time to time.

    Section 9.        The Auditor shall have the following functions:

                            9.1       Examines records of transactions, books of accounts and accountable forms on a regular basis;

                            9.2       Audits all financial reports of the AGIA; 

                            9.3         Renders reports to the Board as may be necessary; 

                            9.4       Performs such other functions as may be assigned by the Board of Directors or the President from time to time.

    Section 10.      The Public Relations Officer shall have the following functions:

    10.1     Takes charge of the press releases of the AGIA;           

    10.2     Initiates the gathering of materials for the newsletter;

    10.3     Maintains linkages with PROs of government and private organizations;

    10.4     Maintains/Updates the AGIA website;

    10.5     Performs such other functions as may be assigned by the Board of Directors or the President from time to time.



    Advisory Council

    Section 1.        All past Presidents shall constitute the Advisory Council of the AGIA.

    Section 2.        The Advisory Council may attend Board meetings but shall not vote on any matter at issue.



    Dues, Fees and other Revenues

    Section 1.        A new member has to pay a membership fee and initial annual dues prescribed by the Board of Directors.

    Section 2.        Succeeding prescribed annual dues shall be paid on or before the Annual Convention. 

    Section 3.        All AGIA fees may be increased by the Board of Directors as circumstances may warrant.

    Section 4.        The Board of Directors may, as the need arises, conduct fund raising activities to augment its resources for the attainment of its goals and objectives.



    Meetings, Quorum and Rules of Order

    Section 1.        The Annual Convention/Meeting shall be held in the month of October in such place and date as may be determined by the Board of Directors.

    Section 2.        The order of business of the Annual Convention/Meeting shall be:

    2.1       Roll Call and Proof of Notice of Meeting

    2.2       Reading and approval of the Minutes of the last General Membership Meeting

    2.3       Unfinished Business/Matters Arising from Minutes of the previous General Membership Meeting

    2.4       Report of the President

    2.5       Report of the Treasurer

    2.6       Election of the Board of Directors

    2.7       New Business

    2.8       Adjournment

    Section 3.        A majority of the members in good standing present at the meeting shall constitute a quorum.

    Section 4.        The vote of the majority of the members entitled to vote shall be a binding act of the AGIA.

    Section 5.        The rules of parliamentary procedures adopted by the Board of Directors shall be used in all of its meetings.



    Fiscal Year

    The fiscal year of the AGIA shall start on the first day of January and end on the 31st day of December of each year.




    The AGIA shall have an official seal as approved by the Board of Directors.



    Amendment or Repeal 

    This By-Laws may be amended or repealed by a majority vote of the members present during a meeting called for this purpose or by a majority vote of the Board of Directors present during its regular/special meetings.



    MENELIA CASIDA- MORTEL                                        ATTY. ANTONETTE L. FERNANDEZ


    MA. TERESA C. ADVIENTO                                          VIRGINIA G. GARRIEL


    RUTH P. CARLOS                                                         MYRNA Q. MALLARI


    THELMA I. REPEDRO                                                  WIVINA O. DIAZ


    REMELIZA JOVITA M. GABUYO                                  RODELIO D. DE GUZMAN


    APOLINARIO B. BAUTISTA                                          ZAIDA L. ONDOY


    ANTHONY A. LEWIS                                                    RUFO R. MENDOZA


           CONRADO B. ROXAS


    September 6, 2013 - 5:05pm
  • To our Dear AGIA Members:

    Subject: PhiIippine Government Internal Audit Manual (PGIAM) issued pursuant to DBM Circular 2011-5 dated May 19, 2011 

    We, the members of the Board of Directors of the Association of Government Internal Auditors, Inc. (AGIA), wish to inform you that some of us have been given the privilege to be trained on the different modules of the PGIAM.

    While we believe that the Training Modules can still be improved, we appreciate the efforts of the agencies and personalities involved in developing and rolling out the PGIAM. This worthwhile endeavor aims to provide the Internal Audit Service of the various agencies of the government including GOCCs/GFIs, SUCs and LGUs, a structured and disciplined approach in performing internal auditing function.

    The different Training Modules are currently being reviewed with the participation of some of the AGIA Directors with the objective to include the inputs, comments and other concerns of the practicing Internal Auditors. Thereafter, the revised or enhanced Training Modules shall be cascaded to the identified government agencies.

    The Board of Directors fully supports the PGIAM acknowledging the fact that this will equip the Internal Auditors with the requisite technical knowledge and skills with the end view of improving the performance of their internal audit functions which will redound to the benefit of their respective agencies.

    Hence, we appeal to all AGIA members to refrain from making unnecessary commentaries about the PGIAM in deference to the personalities who are contributing time and effort to ensure that the PGIAM becomes a helpful tool for all Internal Auditors in government.

    Thank you!

    Sincerely yours,

    AGIA Board of Directors

    July 12, 2013 - 6:45pm

    The Association of Government Internal Auditors, Inc. (AGIA) will be holding its Annual National Convention cum Seminar on October 9-11, 2013 to be held at Crown Regency Resort & Convention Center- Boracay, Main Road Station 2, Malay, Aklan with the theme “Advocating Governance In the Agency”.

    To download the invitation and confirmation slip, please CLICK HERE

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    May 10, 2013 - 10:10am
  • President's Report - 2012 Annual National Convention Cum Seminar



    The Honorable  Paolo Benigno  “Bam” Aquino IV, Honorable  Dan Neri Lim represented by Vice Mayor Nuevas Tirol Montes, Dr. Ronald V. Amorado, past and incumbent Directors of the Association of Government Internal Auditors, Inc., my beloved colleagues and fellow workers in the government service, ladies and gentlemen, a joyful and blessed good afternoon to everyone.


    We, AGIANS, should commit to the righteous and straight path that the administration of His Excellency President BENIGNO S. AQUINO III is vigorously pursuing .  Hence, to be able to perform this crucial and sacred role efficiently and effectively, first,  we must be more responsive, organized, competent, knowledgeable and sensitive  in our chosen profession, as Internal Auditors; second, we must be reliable partners and vanguards of   promoting transparency, integrity, ethical practices, good governance and stronger accountability in public service; and lastly, we must practice the supreme importance of unity of purpose of doing our best  for the betterment of our beloved Philippines.

    Our theme for this year’s  convention: “Strengthening Partnership Towards Synergy, Transparency and Accountability”, is indeed very timely, appropriate and absolutely essential.

    In order to Strengthen Partnership Towards Synergy, Transparency and Accountability, please allow me to  share with you  our research  about ANTS.  Ants are creatures of little strength, yet they store up their food during  summer and also gather them at harvest. Man was created with more understanding than the ANTS.  But our minds are so corrupted by our apostasy to God that these meanest creatures may become our teachers.  The life expectancy of an ant is 45-60 days only.  Yet, these tiny creatures accomplish much in their short life-span.


    Internal Auditors  should perform well.  On our part,  AGIA is doing its best to train us through its various relevant, needed and updated seminars/trainings for us to be more competent in our assigned tasks.  We also encourage you to attend other trainings and seminars, like: PGIAM trainings and IIAP trainings, including trainings and seminars that are not being offered by AGIA.  It is also advisable, that we share experiences in the field to our fellow auditors, provided, we do not go to specifics that we name names or relate critical findings and sacrifice confidentiality.

    A.  To perform with efficiency there must be a plan of action.

    Ants  are  always  busy, never lazy, and the good thing in them, they have a plan.  We   must have a plan,  and be as wise as ants.  We must seriously consider the future of our country for the benefit of our children and grandchildren.

    B.  To perform with efficiency there must be participation.

    1.   Every ant has an important part to be done, and no one has to tell them what it  is… and no one has to push them to do it.

    As Internal Auditors, we need to participate in the anti-corruption drive of our government and not be  complacent

    2.   Ants always work together.  They are so busy doing what they are supposed to do, that they don’t have time for jealousy and fighting.  We must always work together in harmony and avoid jealousy and in fighting.

    3.  All of them are responsible ANTS. 

    We must be responsible internal auditors and not auditors for the luxury of position.

    C.  To perform with efficiency there must be peace.

    One  of the reasons that ants can get so much accomplishment despite their size  and  in  such a short span of time is because of harmony.

    Peace among us is very important in order to have synergy in all our activities for good.


    A.  They have  solidarity

    1. The ant colony is a community.   
    2. They build these colonies sometimes to a depth of 35 feet below the ground... it is like a city for ants.
    3.  In  these  colonies  there  are  complex  buildings  with rooms for various activities.
    4. They all live together in this colony. You very seldom see an ant by itself.
    5. They live together as a family and work together as a team to get done what needs to be done.

    As  Internal  Auditors  we should work together as a team to get done what needs to be done, and for the common good.  We have to work together, and pull together.   

    B.  They have sharing of resources.

    They share their food, their facilities, and even look after and take care of each other’s young.  If  requested, as Internal  Auditors  we  should  share our knowledge and experiences with  fellow Auditors to be able to help each one and not be selfish. 

    C. They support each other according to one’s assigned task.

    We  should support each other in doing what is best for our country.


    Many of those ants who work  hard all day will never eat of the food they are preparing because they will die before the cold weather… but they want to make certain that their families are taking care of.

    We,  Internal  Auditors,  should  do much better than what the ants do.  

    1.  We must make sure that our families will be taken care of in the future if something should happen to us.
    2.  We must spend our money and time wisely in preparation for the rainy days of recession,  inflation, ill health, and old age.               


    Ants have an amazing ability to survive all kinds of weather.
    1. They adapt well no matter what the circumstances are, and are very resilient.
    2. When their homes and possessions are completely destroyed, the ants begin to rebuild them immediately.
    3. The Ants are not quitters.  They persevere.

    When troubles, problems and testing come, we, Internal Auditors, should not give up, instead, we must   persevere.


    We have invited well known and seasoned speakers to speak on very relevant Convention Topics as follows:

    §  Good Governance and its Sustainability

    §  Leadership in the Work Environment

    §  Best Practices in Internal Auditing

    §  Anti-Red Tape

    §  Province of Bohol Best Practiceson Transparency and Good Governance

    §  Moral Values in Internal Auditing

    §  Anti-Corruption Advocacy

    §  Disaster Preparedness and Management

    §  Records Management

    §  Accountability of Internal Auditors

    Major Accomplishments from January 1, 2012 to September 30, 2012 with the able assistance  and wholehearted support of my fellow AGIA Directors and Staff.


    You can download this in our AGIA website.


    Our Bookkeeping and Accounting System is  now computerized. We can now produce  financial  reports  with  lesser time, effort, money  and manpower.


    This is  printed in our souvenir program.

    Ø INTRODUCTION OF NEW AGIA SEMINAR TOPIC - Auditing Infrastructure Projects.


    Almost all of our AGIA Regular and Special  Board Meetings  are now held in this office, considerably reducing our expenses for board meetings.


    Participants from 1,599 in 2005 increased to 1,934 in 2011(Please refer to the separate President’s Prezi presentation with slides).


    NGAs are Topnotchers with a total of 916 in 2011, followed by LGUs 394, GOCCs/GFIs of 351 and SUCs of 273 (Please refer to the separate President’s Prezi presentation with slides).        

    (January to September) COMPARATIVE 2012 VS. 2011

    You will note that participants increased to 1,495 in 2012 as against 1,391 in 2011(Please refer to the separate President’s Prezi presentation with slides).

    Ø  IN HOUSE SEMINARS CONDUCTED (January-September 2012).
    (Please refer to the separate President’s Prezi presentation with slides).

    Ø  TOP 5 MOST ATTENDED  SEMINARS January-September. Comparative 2012 vs. 2011 (Please refer to the separate President’s Prezi presentation with slides).

    Ø  UPDATING OF AGIA’S WEBSITE - We regularly update our WEBSITE.


    We encourage everyone to follow our procedures in our WEBSITE on this matter and recommend AGIANs who deserve to be given awards & incentives.


    Ø  STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS - January to September 2012.

    You will note that  from January to September 2012 net income increased to P803,414.98. (Please refer to the separate President’s Prezi  presentation with slides).


    Please take note also that our total assets increased by 1,350,906.06 in 2012.  Again, I million of this is  invested in established banks like LPB, BPI, BDO and Metrobank in an IMA investment which yields a much higher interest rate than  what is regular or time deposit rate. (Please refer to the separate President’s Prezi presentation with slides).



    Lately, we had several meetings with DBM/IAS-OP.  Hence, even DES BERNARDO of IAS/OP, in one of these meetings, agreed to be our AGIA Adviser and agreed to meet us quarterly on this matter.


    We just finalized last October 2, 2012 our MOA with IIAP.


    We are preparing all the requirements for submission to OMBUDSMAN, for us to be accredited as a Corruption Prevention Unit.


    We are preparing all the requirements for submission to CSC, for us to be accredited as a Training Institution.


    Ø  Installation of AGIA Data Base.

    We have posted in our WEBSITE invitation to  interested parties to submit  their proposals on the installation of a comprehensive data base.

    Ø  Professional Certification for Government Internal Auditors.

    We have an ongoing negotiation with CSC, and we will ask, our Keynote Speaker, Senator Antonio F. Trillanes IV to propose/sponsor a bill in the Senate on this matter.

    Ø  LGU Mobile Training.

    This is one of our priorities in the last quarter of 2012 and onwards.

    Ø  Purchase  of  Lot and Eventually Construction  of AGIA’s Training Center by Tapping Local/ForeignAids for Additional Funds.

    We are looking for a lot within Metro-Manila with an area of 500 to 1,000 square meters where our AGIA Training Center will be built, hopefully during my term.

    Ø  Training  of  AGIA  Directors and Speakers as PGIAM Trainors.

    This is one of our proposals with DBM/IAS-OP during our meetings.

    Let us hold our hands and please follow after me by reading these:





    October 24, 2012 - 10:56am
  • 2012 AGIA Annual National Convention Cum Seminar Lecture Materials

    October 10 - 12, 2012
    Bohol Tropics Resort,
    Tagbilaran City, Bohol







    October 19, 2012 - 3:22pm
  • 2012 AGIA Awards and Incentives Program

    for details, please CLICK HERE

    August 28, 2012 - 9:44am
  • Oathtaking of Newly Elected Board of Directors with Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa, Jr.

    AGIA Board of Directors Oathtaking with Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa, Jr.
    June 26, 2012
    Office of the Executive Secretary,
    Premiere Guest House, Malacanang Palace Compd. 
    San Miguel, Manila



    July 9, 2012 - 5:50pm
  • 2012 AGIA Annual National Convention

    You are invited!

    2012 AGIA Annual Convention Cum Seminar October 10 – 12, 2012

    Bohol Tropics Resort, Tagbilaran City, Bohol

    Theme: "Strengthening Partnership Towards Synergy, Transparency and Accountability"

    Download Invitation Letter, Program and Confirmation Slip (Click Here)



    May 28, 2012 - 9:15am
  • AGIA Officers and Committee Chairpersons for CYs 2012-2013

    Another milestone in AGIA was the election of a new set of Officers on January 20, 2012.  The twelve (12) elected members of the Board of Directors had cast their votes through secret balloting in accordance with the AGIA By-Laws.

    The duties and functions of each position were read to get the full commitment of the elected officers.  Signifying dedication and strong commitment to their respective responsibilities, the following officers have resolved to uphold the mandate and objectives of AGIA:

    President                                       -  Dir. Gundelberto B. Azanza
    Executive Vice-President               -  Dir. Myrna Q. Mallari
    Vice President for Internal Affairs -  Dir. Antonette L. Fernandez
    Vice President for External Affairs -  Dir. Anthony A. Lewis
    Secretary                                       -  Dir. Cynthia R. Balascopo
    Assistant Secretary                       -  Dir. Zaida L.Ondoy     
    Treasurer                                                   -  Dir. Marissa N. Fabricante
    Assistant Treasurer                            -  Dir.Ruth P. Carlos
    Auditor                                                        -  Dir. Lauro A. Patiag
    Public Relations Officer                       -  Dir. Mario D. Lasam

    The two-year accomplishments for CYs 2010-2011 were presented by outgoing AGIA President Remeliza Gabuyo giving emphasis to the future direction that the AGIA Board will take. From the proposed directional thrusts, the following Committee Chairpersons were appointed in preparation for the AGIA Strategic Planning:

    Professional Development Committee    -   Dir. Gundelberto B. Azanza (Interim Chairperson)
    Membership Committee                                  -   Dir. Zaida L. Ondoy
    Committee on By-Laws                                    -   Dir. Antonette L. Fernandez
    Awards and Incentives Committee          -  Dir. Cynthia R. Balascopo
    Ways and Means Committee                           -  Dir. Menelia C. Mortel
    Chairperson for the Annual Convention  - Dir. Myrna Q. Mallari

    As a take-off with meticulous scrutiny and quick action, President Gundelberto Azanza had firmly taken the lead by scheduling February 17, 2012 as the AGIA BOD Strategic Planning.

    With great pride and enthusiasm, the AGIA family welcomes our new set of Officers and Committee Chairpersons staunchly believing in their competent leadership that AGIA will soar to its greatest heights of service to God, man and country.


    March 16, 2012 - 3:32pm
  • 2011 AGIA Annual Convention Cum Seminar @ The Legend Palawan, October 12-14, 2011

    October 25, 2011 - 9:40am

    Led by AGIA President Remeliza M. Gabuyo and the 805 strong government internal auditors who are attending AGIA’s Annual Convention cum Seminar last October 12-14, 2011, in a rare show of solidarity and support, joined hands together to take time during the conventions’s Governor’s Night to support the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park as one of the new 7 wonders of nature by simultaneously sending SMS to vote. The Annual Convention cum Seminar theme Global Challenges: AGIA Responsive Organized Competent Knowledgeable Sensitive.

    Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park was declared 1 of 28 finalists in the ongoing search for the 7 wonders of nature last July 28, 2011. The subterranean river features a spectacular limestone or karst landscape that stretched along the 8.2 km river, making it the longest navigable underground river in the world. The water flows directly into the sea with the lower half portion of the river is brackish and subject to tidal influence. The National Park also represents significant habitat for biodiversity conservation. It contains a full mountain to the sea ecosystem and protects forests, which are among the most significant in Asia.

    AGIA President Gabuyo, lauded the unity shown by AGIA’s members and participants as she explained that part of choosing Puerto Princesa as the venue for this year’s convention was to recognize the government and the people of Palawan who continued to protect nature thru its biodiversity conservation and to bring local tourism in the province. 

    AGIA thus joined hands with Mayor Edward S. Hagedorn and no less than our President, His Excellency Noynoy Aquino, III in giving full hearted commitment and call on the people to support in making Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park as one of the 7 wonders of nature.


    October 21, 2011 - 5:06pm
  • AGIA BOD's Oath-Taking with VP Binay

    Last July 26, 2011, the AGIA Board of Directors have finally taken their oath with Vice President Jejomar C. Bimay as the Administering Officer at his office at the Coconut Palace. After Several hours of waiting and heavy rains, VP Binay came rushing into his office to administer the oath.  Despite of heavy schedules for the day, he willingly spent extra time for the picture taking with the Directors.

    Later, the Directors proceeded to the PCSO office for their regular meeting.


    More here


    July 27, 2011 - 11:54am
  • Launching of AGIA Website

    It is with great pride and pleasure that AGIA officially launches of its website at on May 10, 2011.  Thanks to the untiring efforts of the Board of Directors and the Secretariat that after more than a year, we are online to reach out globally in dynamic advocacy of internal auditing.

    It is a promise fulfilled in providing our members easy access to current trends, news and updated information on internal audit, as well as complement related activities, thrusts and programs of the government.  Our objective and responsibility is to aim for upgraded, interactive and innovative information sharing in pursuit of transparency, integrity, and accountability.

    In cognizance of the fast evolving phases of internal auditing, we have to keep pace with the functional requirements, technological developments, and people’s multi-faceted views and ideas. The work necessitated a comprehensive and meticulous analysis, creation and design of the concept to enable us to develop topics that are relevant and useful. 

    The design and interface of the siteseek a wider audience, not only of AGIA members who are Internal Auditors and those from other allied fields but to any person or office, purposely to intensify systems improvement and service delivery by the government towards the lofty ideals of societal transformation.

    We have explicitly defined the topics on on-line registration for the seminars and membership application.

    So, let’s start connecting to share our viewpoints, suggestions and best practices so we could diversify the website and expand our horizons, to make this an exciting and meaningful learning experience for all of us. 


    May 11, 2011 - 11:11am
  • Philippine Provincial Road Maintenance Facility...

    Upon the invitation of the Philippine Provincial Road Maintenance Facility, 2 representatives from AGIA, the President and the Vice-President – Internal Affairs, evaluated some LGU provincial offices who are recipients of AUS AID grants, specifically on road construction and maintenance.

    The team assessed LGU’s compliance with the AUS AID requirements for the continuous grants to the LGUs.

    This undertaking only showed that our association (AGIA) is now recognized to assess internal control functions.Image

    April 9, 2011 - 10:20am
  • AGIA Mid-Year Convention... to Annual Convention, 2011

    In a unanimous decision of the Board, the traditional mid-year convention held every middle of the year will no longer be held this June 2011 for austerity measures.  This is in keeping with the measures adopted by the Association to be more frugal in the use of its funds.

    However, to keep the AGIA members abreast with new practice/methods on internal auditing, the yearly convention will be held in the beautiful island of Palawan this coming October, 2011.


    April 5, 2011 - 11:53am
  • AGIA meets with IIA-Philippines


    At the start of the meeting, both associations expressed their desire to meet with each other and discuss the strengthening of collaborations toward promoting Good Governance through the IAS.  The following concerns were discussed:

    1.  The existing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the IIA and AGIA shall be reviewed by both parties and any revision will be discussed in the next meeting.   Once revisions are finalized, both parties will sign the said MOU;

    2.  Major issues on the set back to put in place Internal Audit Services among government agencies were discussed.  It was noted that IIA and AGIA have been working in the past towards strengthening Internal Audit in government agencies.  It was agreed that efforts will be focused on bringing to the attention of the Committee of  Good Governance of the Congress the major concerns on IAS and ultimately contribute to policy inputs;

    3.  AGIA informed the body that a position letter is being finalized as an output of the workshop conducted during the Annual Convention held in October, 2010 relative to  the major concerns of IAS that were identified by representatives of government agencies .  It was agreed that once the position paper is finalized, a copy will be furnished the IIA.

    Both parties agreed to meet on a regular basis and work hand in hand towards Good Governance.

    The meeting was attended by AGIA Board of Directors, Remeliza Jovita M. Gabuyo (President), Dr. Myrna Q. Mallari (VP-External Affairs), Ruth P. Carlos (Asst. Treasurer), Gundelberto B. Azanza (Director), Helen L. Villaflor (Director), Buddy Las (Secretariat) and IIA-Phils. Board of Directors, Juancho Robles (VP-External Affairs), Lily Linsangan (Chair, Advocacy Committee), Dr. Rufo Mendoza (Member, Advocacy Committee), Grace Tordilla (Chief Operating Officer), Gal Santiago (P & A).


    March 30, 2011 - 8:50pm
  • AGIA Partners with CSC...

    In a meeting held by members of the board of AGIA with the Civil Service Commission (CSC) representatives, Director Lorelei Querido-Cabatu, Ms. Rose Javier and Mr. Roderick Romualdo, the AGIA requested the assistance of the CSC for the possibility of issuing an eligibility specifically for internal auditors to be known as Certified Government Internal Auditors (CGIA).  This certification will be administered by the CSC thru a program to be prepared for the purpose in coordination with the AGIA.  Both agreed that an in depth study and evaluation be pursued to specifically address issues and concerns on the creation of IAS.

    Indeed, this step is big leap in the professionalization of internal auditors.

    March 30, 2011 - 8:49pm
  • 2011 AGIA Strategic Planning at Tagaytay City


    The AGIA Board of Directors started official business for 2011 through a Strategic Planning at  Hotel Kimberly, Tagaytay City on January 20-22, 2011.  It was a two-day mind tormenting session chaired by the ever energetic President Liza Gabuyo.  

    The morning of the first day was focused on review of 2010 accomplishments including the financial status of AGIA presented by Ms. Gabuyo.  The rest of the planning was centered on the following areas:

    1.  Revisions in the course outline of the AGIA trainings offered;

    2.  Final guidelines of Awards and Incentives for AGIA members;

    3.  2011 Annual Convention in Palawan;

    4.  Proposal for In-House Training; and

    5. Purchased of AGIA Building.

    The time and effort contributed by our members of the Board came out with updated relevant topics in courses offered, with enhanced seminar offerings (new topics introduced), proposed policies/guidelines related to professional trainors and training research, and the setting up of the organization of the AGIA Office.

    The two day session successfully tackled all the assigned tasks to be done for the year 2011.  Kudos! to all members of the Board of Directors for a job well done!



    March 30, 2011 - 8:48pm
  • The 2010 Annual Convention


    On October 13-15, 2010, coinciding with the Internal Auditing Week, the Association of Government Internal Auditors (AGIA), Inc., has successfully conducted its 2010 Annual Convention at Pryce Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City, known as the “City of Smiles”.  The convention was participated by a total of 586 government employees coming from the different sectors of the national government agencies, local government units, government-owned and controlled corporations/government financial institutions and state universities and colleges. 

    The three-day annual convention with the theme:  “AGIA Para sa Pagsulong ng Bagong Pilipinas” covered the following interesting and apt technical topics which were delivered by prominent and expert speakers:

    • A Culture of Good Governance by Atty. Alexander L. Lacson
    • Restoring Public Trust by Dr. Ronnie Amorado
    • Instituting Change in the Workplace by Dr. Margarita R. Cojuangco
    • Transparency & Public Accountability by Ms. Magdalena L. Mendoza
    • Tone at the Top:  An Important Element in Strengthening Internal Control by Dr. Ronnie Amorado

    What’s distinct with the 2010 annual convention was the half-day break-away session/workshop on current issues and trends on government internal auditing wherein the participants were divided into smaller groups according to their respective sectors and came up with the following major issues/ concerns which will form part of AGIA position paper to be submitted to the Office of the President:

    • Absence/Lack of Internal Audit Service/Unit in their respective agencies;
    • Absence/Lack of plantilla positions; and
    • Unclear functions of IAS.

    The keynote speaker of the convention was no other than His Excellency Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III, however due to other pressing concerns, he sent his representative in the person of Commissioner Kim S. Jacinto-Henares.  Likewise, the convention was graced by the presence of Honorable Vicente Y. Emano, Jr., Mayor of Cagayan de Oro City and Honorable Oscar S. Moreno, Governor of Misamis Oriental .

    March 30, 2011 - 8:47pm
  • Thrust and Directions of the New AGIA Board

    ImageFor the past fifty (50) years, AGIA has successfully achieved its principal purpose of promoting and serving the cause of good government primarily in the areas of evaluating and reviewing the adequacy and effectiveness if internal control and quality performance of government agencies, government owned and controlled corporations and local government units in their operations. Hence, for the new AGIA Board of Directors, the following AGIA’s thrust and direction for this year are aligned to these purposes.


    Trainings and Seminars – one of the major activities of the AGIA is the conduct of trainings and seminars for the members and other stakeholders. For 2010, regular trainings and seminar, in-house trainings selected and interested government agencies and mobile trainings in provinces were already included in this year top priority activities. In0house trainings were already conducted in several national government agencies for the 1st quarter while mobile training is still on its conceptualizations stage. This way, AGIA can also reach out to other government officials and employees specially those in the LGUs who seldom attend trainings in Metro Manila.

    Midyear and Annual Convention – the midyear convention will be held on June 4, 2010 at the Quezon City Sports Complex while the annual convention is tentatively scheduled on 1st week of October in Cagayan de Oro City.

    Purchase of Lot and Buildings as AGIA’s Training Center – to address the problems of AGIA members concerning accommodation during trainings and seminars, the AGIA Board is now seriously considering the acquisition of lot to build its own training center.

    Strong Linkage with Partners – Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Phils., Presidential Anti-Graft Commission (PAGC), Civil Service Commission (CSC), Dept. of Budget and Management (DBM), Commission on Audit (COA), Ombudsman (OMB), Local Government Units (LGU’s) and others.

    Awards and Incentives Program – to encourage, recognize and reward AGIA members for their outstanding contributions, innovations, suggestions. Exemplary behaviour, extra-ordinary services and dedication to government internal auditing that promote improvement in its operations , the AGIA has included in its thrust the Awards and Incentives Programs which will be launched during the AGIA Annual Convention.


    AGIA Newsletter - to sustain the initial release of AGIA’s news letter last year, a second issue shall be released this midyear convention.

    AGIA Website - to keep abreast with information technology, the AGIA Board find it imperative to have its own website which will soon be launched.


    Accreditation of Certification Program for IAS Leading to Granting of CSC Eligibility on the Professionalization of IA Function.


    Refurbishing of AGIA office Strengthening of Internal Control in AGIA ‘s internal administration.

    March 21, 2011 - 3:55pm
  • The Past Two Years

    ImageThe past two years (2008-2009) of the AGIA Board of Directors with President Menelia C. Mortel of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) at its helm proved to be challenging yet productive term as evidenced by the following salient achievement:

    • Increase of AGIA’s assets from 3.6M in 2007 to 5.5M in 2009 and revenue from P447,000 in 2007 to 2.2M in 2009;

    • Conduct of 1st Strategic Planning of the Board of Directors;

    • Issuance of free AGIA ID through Stradcom courtesy of LTO;

    • Revision course outline of training/seminars and review of different topics of previous conventions to be more responsive to the needs of all AGIAS’s stakeholders;

    • Cleansing and updating of GIA’s membership database;

    • Revision of AGIA By-Laws and Articles of Incorporation and registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC);

    • Issuance of AGIA commemorative plates duly-approved by the National Historical Institute and the Department of Transportation and Communication;

    • Issuance of first AGIA’s news letter last October 2009 during AGIA’s 50th founding Anniversary and Annual Convention;

    • Establishment of strong linkage with the Institute of the Internal Auditors-Phil. (IIA);

    • Successful conduct of midyear and annual conventions.


    March 21, 2011 - 3:50pm
  • Highlights of Philippine Government Internal Audit Manual (PGIAM)

    The Philippine Government Internal Audit Manual (PGIAM) was developed to help operationalize the provision of the NGICS. It provides details on the nature and scope of internal audit in the Philippine public sector, including the institutional arrangement of the internal audit function, as well as the protocols and processes for the conduct of internal audit.

    The PGIAM is divided into two parts.
    The first part, the Philippine Government Internal Audit Manual Part I Guidelines (PGIAM), outlines in the basic concepts and principles of internal audit, and the policies and standards that will guide government agencies in organizing, managing, and conducting an effective internal audit. It is composed of (4) chapters.

    Chapter 1 - Concepts and Principles of Internal Audit
    Chapter 2 - Institutional Arrangement
    Chapter 3 - Organizing the Internal Audit Function
    Chapter 4 - Performance Assessment and Quality Assurance

    The second part, the Philippine Government Internal Audit Manual Part II- Practices (PGIAM 2), contains tools, techniques, and approaches that will facilitate the conduct of internal audit activities. It is composed of five (5) chapters representing the major steps in conducting internal auditing.

    Chapter 1 - Strategic and Annual Work Planning
    Chapter 2 - Audit Process
    Chapter 3 - Management Audit
    Chapter 4 - 4Es or Performance Audit
    Chapter 5 - Internal Audit Service Performance Evaluation

    The PGIAM Part II serves as friendly too to internal auditors in the performance of their functions of appraising the internal control system of the public entities against strategic objectives, and conducting the management and performance audit.

    The Manual will guide the internal auditors on how to identify and prioritize potential audit areas perform the appraisal, as they progress in the internal audit process from strategic planning to follow up of the recommendation. It describes the logical procedures from one activity to another coupled with templates, when necessary, to facilitate a structured and systematic approach audit.

    March 21, 2011 - 3:46pm
  • 50th Founding Anniversary and Annual Convention at Marco Polo Davao City

    ImageAGIA Annual Convention is something AGIA members and even-non members who are in government service look forward to every year. For the year 2009, the convention was held at Marco Polo Hotel, the most prestigious hotel in Davao City, also well known as the “Fruit Basket” of the Philippines, where tropical fruits like “durian” abound. This event marked another milestone in the history of AGIA because of the celebration of its 50th Founding Anniversary.

    AGIA has been actively supporting the government’s effort to promote accountability, transparency and good governance. Thus, the convention’s theme was geared towards this end: “Sustaining Good Governance through Internal Auditing” with the following significant and relevant topics delivered by prominent and proficient speakers:

    • Spirituality and Integrity on Internal Auditing by Fr. Albert E. Alejo, SJ, PhD
    • Best practices in Local Government by Hon. Jesse M. Robredo
    • The New PAG-IBIG Law (RA 9679) by Hon. Jaime Abunda-Fabiana
    • The PAGC’s Role in Good Governance by Hon. Constancia P. de Guzman
    • The CSC Role of Professionalism by Hon. Rogelio C. Limare
    • COA Pre-Audit: It Impact on Good Governance by Hon. Jaime P. Naranjo
    • Management of IT Auditing by Mr. Juan B. Estioko
    • Good Governance and National Security by ADG. Zenonida F. Brosas
    • Quality Management System: LTO Experience by Dir. Menelia Casida-Mortel

    ImageThe convention was attended by 581 AGIA members and participants coming from all over the country and was welcomed by the famous and dynamic leader of Davao City, Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte. One of the highlights of the convention was the election of the fourteen (14) AGIA Board of Directors, nine (9) were re-elected and five (5) were newly elected. Fellowship activities took place in the evenings, a time for everyone to have fun and enjoy the company of each other.

    March 21, 2011 - 3:34pm