FOR the first time in its history, the Quezon City government has earned an “unqualified opinion” from the Commission on Audit in its annual audit report for 2020.
The unqualified opinion is the highest audit opinion that COA can render to a government agency including a local government unit.
Mayor Joy Belmonte cited the recognition as a testament that her vision for good governance has been internalized by the city’s leaders.
She also expressed deep gratitude to COA and the offices under the local government unit for achieving this highest standard in audit despite being in the middle of the Covid19 pandemic.
“This is the most important recognition that a local government unit like us can get. This is a validation of our efforts for good governance in Quezon City, and this is also a welcome surprise since we received this in our first term,” she said.
“Despite the pandemic, QCitizens are assured that the finances of the city are properly used for services, programs, and projects for the benefit of all. This is really historic,” she added.
COA Resident Auditor for Quezon City Atty. Rex Quieta turned over the annual audit report during the flag-raising ceremony today.
He said Quezon City has complied with all the standards of the government’s auditing firm.
“This is important because it signifies that the financial records and financial statements of Quezon City comply with the high standards, rules, and regulations of COA,” he said. Dalisay Nolasco
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