MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – In his Talk to the People address this week, President Rodrigo Duterte chided the Commission on Audit (COA) for “flogging” instead of “flagging” his Department of Health in an audit report released recently
Well, it looks like the Office of the Vice President (OVP) has also been flogged by COA .
Despite proud statements from OVP that it has received the “highest” audit ratings by COA for three years in a row now, documents show that OVP was far from flawless. For the same three years, COA has noted deficiencies and inefficiencies in he way OVP manages its finances and projects. (Actually, COA did not give a “highest rating” to OVP. Rather, an “unqualified opinion” which does not really mean everything was pitch perfect.)
Moral of the story: Do not put words in COA’s mouth.