Commission on Audit – Cordillera Administrative Region Celebrates 125th Anniversary with Theme “Pagpupugay sa Integridad at Dedikasyon sa Paglilingkod sa Bayan”

Commission on Audit - Cordillera Administrative Region Celebrates 125th Anniversary with Theme "Pagpupugay sa Integridad at Dedikasyon sa Paglilingkod sa Bayan"

By: Jason S. Kidiatan

 

La Trinidad, Benguet – The Commission on Audit (COA) – Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) commemorated its 125th anniversary with a vibrant two-day celebration on May 22-23, 2024. The theme for this milestone event was “Pagpupugay sa Integridad at Dedikasyon sa Paglilingkod sa Bayan,” highlighting the Commission’s commitment to integrity and dedicated public service.

 

The festivities kicked off with a Eucharistic mass, followed by a heartfelt message from RD Renato O. Rosales. He expressed gratitude for the unwavering dedication and integrity of the employees and emphasized the significance of the theme, encouraging all staff to continue embodying these values in their daily work and interactions.

 

The first day continued with the PRAISE (Program on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence) awards ceremony. This prestigious event recognized outstanding employees and teams within COA-CAR for their exemplary performance and dedication to public service. The awards highlighted various categories, including innovation, leadership, and exceptional service, celebrating the invaluable contributions of COA personnel to the region’s auditing and governance.

 

A series of fun games were also featured to further strengthen teamwork and morale among the staff. Events such as ‘COAntahan,’ tug-of-war, ‘bring me,’ ‘the boat is sinking (with a twist),’ and bingo provided a platform for friendly competition and collaboration, reinforcing the spirit of unity and cooperation within the Commission.

 

The second day started with a lively Zumba session, bringing employees together for a fun and energetic start to the day. The session emphasized the importance of health and wellness among COA staff, fostering camaraderie and team spirit.

 

In the afternoon, the celebration transitioned into the cooperative hour, where COA employees participated in discussions and activities aimed at enhancing cooperative initiatives within the organization. This segment underscored the importance of collective effort and mutual support in achieving the cooperative’s goals. The Human Resource Section of the Administration, Training, and Finance Division also provided updates regarding recruitment and promotion.

 

The 125th anniversary celebration of the Commission on Audit – Cordillera Administrative Region not only honored the rich history and achievements of the Commission but also reaffirmed its commitment to integrity and dedicated service to the Filipino people.