AGIA - Association of Government Internal Auditors

  • 2014 AGIA Annual National Convention Cum Seminar - Lecture Materials

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

     

    LECTURE MATERIALS (CLICK HERE)

     

     

     

     

    October 15, 2014 - 3:22pm
  • Seminars/ Workshops Schedule for 4th Quarter of 2014

    To DOWNLOAD the SEMINAR INVITATION and CONFIRMATION REGISTRATION FORM, please CLICK HERE

    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
     

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    June 1, 2014 - 5:17pm
  • 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

    BY-LAWS

    of the

    ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENT INTERNAL AUDITORS, INCORPORATED

    (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.

     

    ARTICLE I

    Name

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

               

    ARTICLE II

    Office

    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.

     

    ARTICLE III

    Principles    

    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.

     

    ARTICLE IV

    Objectives

    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.

     

    ARTICLE V

    Membership

    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.

     

    ARTICLE VI

    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.

                                       

    ARTICLE VII

    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.

      

    ARTICLE VIII

    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.

     

    ARTICLE IX

    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.  

     

    ARTICLE X

    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.

     

    ARTICLE XI

    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.

     

    ARTICLE XII    

    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.

     

    ARTICLE XIII   

    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.

     

    ARTICLE XIV  

    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.

     

    ARTICLE XV

    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.

     

    ARTICLE XVI 

    Seal

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

     

    ARTICLE XVII  

    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
  • AGIA at BORACAY

    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
  • 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

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    July 9, 2012 - 5:50pm
  • AGIA SUPPORTS PUERTO PRINCESA’S UNDERGROUND RIVER AND PALAWAN’S TOURISM

    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.

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    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.

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

    It is with great pride and pleasure that AGIA officially launches of its website at www.agiaph.org 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. 

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    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 meets with IIA-Philippines

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    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).

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    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
  • 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