Education Secretary Leonor Briones lauded five internal auditors from the Department of Education (DepEd) Central Office who were among the top 15 of the batch 3 completers of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) capacity-building training on the Revised Philippine Governmental Internal Audit (IA) Manual (RPGIAM).
“As the largest bureaucracy in the country, DepEd must protect its assets and ensure checks and balances to cultivate public assurance in its services,” Briones said in a statement.
DepEd said that the training on the RPGIAM aims to “build the capabilities” of the personnel concerned of the IA units of government agencies to ensure its adoption in the performance of their respective IA functions.
From DepEd, Internal Audit Service (IAS) Director IV Leilani Galvez, Buena Wagan (Internal Auditor V), Emilio Agamanos, Jr. (Internal Auditor V), Gary Palumbarit (Internal Auditor IV), and Ruth Garcia (Internal Auditor II) were listed among the top 15 out of 65 participants who obtained the highest overall scores during the training in March.
As former Commission on Audit (COA) Secretary and Treasurer of the Philippines, Briones underscored the importance of the said training to the internal auditors of DepEd and commended the agency’s top internal auditors.
“I applaud Director Galvez and all our internal auditors for this outstanding feat for DepEd and for truly committing to their sworn oath as auditors for the Filipino public,” Briones said.
She also congratulated all the DepEd representatives for their “active and excellent participation” in the said training.
Likewise, Briones thanked the DBM for “ensuring that government agencies can establish proper internal audits.”
Based on the training evaluation from DBM, the overall individual scores of the DepEd-IAS participants, as well as their average overall score of 97.58 percent, are “above the average score” of all training participants — which is 89.17 percent.
The RPGIAM Batch 3 training was composed of representatives from 18 departments, agencies, and corporations.
DepEd said that the training evaluation was based on the rubric of assessment and training requirements such as attendance (25 percent), quizzes (25 percent), group exercise (GE) output (15 percent), individual feedback/insight (10 percent), and Post-test result (25 percent).
It was divided into five modules that were delivered in 10 technical sessions with topics on the National Guidelines on Internal Control Systems (NGICS), Concepts and Principles of IA, Strategic and Annual Work Planning, Overview of the Audit Process, including the Different Types of Audit, and Compliance Audit.
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