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DOT receives highest COA score for 2nd straight 12 months


Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat (INQUIRER PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE)

MANILA, Philippines — For the second straight 12 months, the Division of Tourism (DOT) has obtained the best audit score from the Fee on Audit (COA), Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat introduced on Monday.

 Puyat mentioned that DOT obtained from COA an ‘unqualified opinion’ on its fiscal 12 months 2020 monetary statements.

 Final 12 months, COA additionally gave the company an ‘unqualified opinion’ for its monetary statements on Dec. 31, 2019.

The final time the DOT obtained the best audit score was in 2009, the company mentioned in a press release.

“Since 2018, it was of paramount significance for the DOT to strictly adjust to the legal guidelines, guidelines, and rules to make sure utmost accountability and transparency in our operations; significantly within the administration of our restricted monetary sources,” Puyat mentioned.

 “We did every part pretty and in accordance with the legal guidelines, guidelines and rules,”  she added. 

In accordance with  DOT, an ‘unqualified opinion’ is an auditor’s report when the monetary statements of an audited company are reported pretty and accurately, in all materials facets with out recognized  exceptions, in compliance with Worldwide Requirements of Supreme Audit Establishments.

“This milestone is devoted to all staff of DOT. That is additionally a problem to proceed doing good. Could we proceed serving this nation with utmost dedication to public service that’s clear and untainted,” Puyat mentioned.



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