Learn how to avoid COA disallowances

Learn how to avoid COA disallowances

MANILA, Philippines — With the intensified campaign of both the national government and the Commission on Audit (CAOA) in good governance, there has been a clamor for a program to address the issue of COA disallowances and to find solutions for those encountering such problems.

To help solve such pressing challenges, the Center for Global Best Practices is hosting an online training entitled, “Best practices and remedies to avoid COA disallowances”, scheduled from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, June 17 and 18 via ZOOM. (For complete details and a complete list of Best Practices Programs, visit You may also call Manila lines (+63 2) 8842-7148 / 59 or (+63 2) 8556-8968 / 69.)

This two-session program will greatly benefit employees, and public officials of LGUs, national government agencies, government-owned and controlled corporations, public utility companies, as well as those private entities dealing with the government.

The training will provide updates, rulings, and explain in full details the adverse common findings (e.g. transfer of funds, travel expenses, collective negotiation agreements, unauthorized benefits and more) that result in COA’s notices of suspension, disallowance and charges.

Learn from Alicia C. Manuel, CRFA, CICA, JD who was an auditor of COA for 31 years and was assigned to various branches of government including DILG, Bureau of Fire Protection, NAPOLCOM and many more. While at COA, she was seconded to international organizations as an international consultant to World Bank, Asian Development Bank and AusAid to monitor large scale projects in various countries. She is the author of the Handbook on AFP Internal Auditors, 2017 and the Internal Audit Manual Province of Negros Occidental, 2019.

Registration is open to the general public and is a MUST for NGAs, LGUs, GOCCs, SUCs, LUCs, accountants, lawyers and consultants. CGBP is an accredited training provider of the Civil Service Commission. Attendees from the government can earn points for their career advancement and are exempted from the P2,000-limit per day set by COA when attending training conducted by the private sectors based on DBM circular 563 dated April 22, 2016.