Regional Office Proposed Extension Building
Provincial Satellite Auditing Office – Ifugao, located in Lagawe, Ifugao
Provincial Satellite Auditing Office – Kalinga, located in Tabuk City, Kalinga
The Regional Office Existing Building
123rd COA Anniversary Celebration
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COA-CAR welcomes OIC-Regional Director Renato O. Rosales with a call for leadership and innovation!

  by: Lois B. Belingon

Director Renato O. Rosales assumed the designation of OIC-Regional Director (OIC-RD) of the Commission on Audit – Cordillera Administrative Region (COA-CAR) on March 6, 2023. The COA-CAR family gave him a warm welcome through a simple but thoughtful gathering at the COA-CAR Regional Office.


During the event, OIC-RD Rosales was seen donning a lively red vest made of Kalinga fabric, which symbolized his embrace of the local culture and his readiness to lead COA-CAR. In his speech, OIC-RD Rosales shared that he had started believing that life is all about being a leader and taking responsibilities ever since he became an Audit Team Leader. He quoted author Gifford Thomas, saying, “You are a true leader when you help your team become successful. Leadership is not about you, it’s all about the people you serve.”


With three (3) decades of audit work in this Commission and a wealth of international audit engagements, OIC-RD Rosales is a Certified Public Accountant by profession and a seasoned auditor.read more…

COA-CAR Holds Regional Conference

  by: Rufino Gaylican & Kristine Tumbaga

Regional Director (RD) Cecilia G. Ancheta, together with Officer-in-Charge Assistant Regional Director Bernard D. Bakilan, convened a regional conference last October 20, 2022 at the Conference Room of the Commission on Audit – Cordillera Administrative Region (COA-CAR), to discuss the status of audit and submission of reports by the various audit teams (AT) of COA-CAR. In attendance are the Supervising Auditors (SA), Regional Supervising Auditors (RSA), and Division Chiefs.


The said conference has its specific agenda: (a) conduct of Financial and Compliance Audit; (b) conduct of Citizens Participatory Audit by Audit Team 1, Local Government Audit Sector- C Benguet Province in partnership with the Project Management Office, Office of the Chairperson, this Commission, and other stakeholders; (c) deadlines of the submission of Annual Audit Reports (AARs) and Regional Consolidated Management Letters (RCMLs) for Calendar Year (CY) 2022; (d) status of cash examinations; (e) status of unliquidated cash advances; and read more…

COA-CAR Regional Conference and Christmas Celebration

  by: Lois B. Belingon & Maricel L. Dulnuan

For the first time since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Regional Conference and Christmas Celebration of the Commission on Audit – Cordillera Administrative Region (COA-CAR) was held in person at the COA-CAR Regional Office, La Trinidad, Benguet, on December 7, 2022. 


COA personnel from all provinces of CAR converged to celebrate and reunite with their co-workers and friends for the event themed, “Sa araw ng Pasko, kapayapaan hindi kaguluhan; pagdadamayan hindi pagbabangayan.”  read more…

COA-CAR Celebrates the “Hogop” and Inauguration of New PSAO Building in Ifugao

by: Charibelle Grace D. Licyayo & Doris G. Lunag

Commissioner Roland C. Pondoc (front left) and Ifugao Governor Jerry U. Dalipog (front right) cut the ribbon to mark the inauguration of Ifugao PSAO. With them are (back, from left to right) Assistant Commissioner Roland A. Rey, GSO Director Amelia P. Valdez, Atty Carlo D. Sulay representing the Office of former Chairperson Calida, and Atty. Jielsen Dale Babaran representing the Office of Commissioner Lipana, and COA-CAR Regional Director Cecilia G. Ancheta.

September 6, 2022- More than three years after its ground breaking, the new Ifugao Provincial Satellite Auditing Office (PSAO) was finally completed. COA Commissioner Roland C. Pondoc, with Ifugao Governor, Hon. Jerry U. Dalipog, led the inauguration of Ifugao PSAO at Rock Quarry, Poblacion North, Lagawe, Ifugao. Key officials from the COA Central Office and COA-CAR Regional Office, as well as Ifugao provincial and municipal local government leaders, participated in the event. read more…