AGIA - Association of Government Internal Auditors

  • Seminars/ Workshops Schedule for 2nd Quarter of 2017

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    March 3, 2017 - 6:20pm
  • 2016 AGIA Annual National Convention Cum Seminar - Lecture Materials

    Theme:  "AGIA: Kaagapay sa Pagsulong ng Tunay na Pagbabago"
    October 12 - 14, 2016
    Aziza Paradise Hotel, Puerto Princesa, Palawan







    October 24, 2016 - 3:22pm


    The first CAE Forum aimed at strengthening internal auditing in the Public Sector was held on 29 August 2014 at the ASIA DEVELOPMENT BANK. The forum was graced by the more 60 Internal Auditors of the National Government Agencies, Government Owned and Controlled Corporations, Local Government Units and the State Universities and Colleges.

    The ADB discussed the Internal Audit Capability Model (IA-CM) for Public Sector, which was developed as early as 2006 and undertook global validation in 2007-2009 before it was published in September of 2009. The  Internal Audit Capability Model Matrix identifies the Level of Internal Auditing in Public Sector from Level 1 at the INITIAL stage to Level 5 at OPTIMIZING STAGE and along areas of: Services and Role of Internal Audit, People Management, Professional Practices, Performance Management and Accountability, Organizational Culture and Governance Structure. The  Internal Audit Capability Model framework was discussed by Ms. Catherine Chang - ADB Audit Specialist and Mr. Calixto Seroje, ADB Jr. Senior Audit Officer. The best practices of How ADB fights Fraud and Corruption was also discussed by ADB Anti-Corruption and Integrity Unit.

    The ADB Auditor General Hock-Chye Ong expressed his appreciation to AGIA for the partnership with ADB on the advocacy of strengthening good governance through internal auditing. Likewise, AGIA President Atty. Antonette L. Fernandez, committed the AGIA's vision of promoting professional development and forging partnership to stakeholders towards good governance.

    The AGIA Board of Directors and staff were in attendance on the said forum.

    September 5, 2014 - 9:19am
  • 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 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
  • 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