The Commission on Audit is a member of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI), and as such, it has adopted the International Standards of Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAIs) or ISSAI 200:64 requiring the auditors to communicate with the audited agencies: the planned scope, timing of the audit, and significant findings from the audit.

This year’s kick off for the CY 2020 audit of the National Government Agencies (NGAs) in Region XI, utilized digital technologies in the form of virtual conferencing via Zoom or Google Meet where a total of 197 NGS auditees accepted the online invitation.  Other entrance conferences were done through face to face interactions between the key management officials and the COA auditors with a limited audience in strict observance of the existing quarantine protocols by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF).  To date, the conduct of entrance conferences already covered a total of 292 or 95% of 307 NGS auditees (Annex A).

The existence of the unprecedented global phenomenon brought about by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has not deterred the COA XI NGS auditors to formally discuss the terms of engagement and to seek the auditees’ cooperation and assistance as to their responsibilities.  This is a clear manifestation of COA XI’s firm commitment to beef up its audit efforts for more fruitful results and remarkable accomplishments.

Photos of NGS XI CY 2020 Virtual Entrance Conferences:


with BIR RR19 Management, June 30, 2020 (NGS Clusters 1, 2, 3 & 4)


with PRC RO XI and TESDA RO XI Management,  June 23, 2020 (NGS Cluster 5)


with Minda Management, July 17, 2020 (Other NGS –Stand Alone Agencies)


with USEP Management, July 30, 2020 (NGS-State Universities and Colleges)


with SPMC Management, July 15, 2020 (NGS Custer 6)


with DPWH Davao del Norte and DPWH Davao del Sur Management, July 8, 2020 and July 7, 2020, respectively (NGS Cluster 7)


with the PENRO – Davao Oriental Management, June 30, 2020 (NGS Cluster 8)

Prior to the conduct of the entrance conferences, engagement letters duly signed by the Regional Director of the COA XI, Atty. Roy L. Ursal, were issued to different NGS agencies, as follows:


Annex A: