Provincial Satellite Auditing Office (PSAO) in Nueva Vizcaya (NV) was officially inaugurated on March 3, 2020 to become the newest home of the Auditors in Region 2, particularly those assigned in Nueva Vizcaya Province. The newly built structure stands on a 1,000 square meter lot located in Brgy. Magsaysay, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya.
The cutting of the ribbon and unveiling of the markers were graced by no less than COA Chairperson, Hon. Michael G. Aguinaldo, Commissioner Roland C. Pondoc, and NV Provincial Legal Officer, Atty. Voltaire Garcia who represented Provincial Governor Carlos Padilla. They were assisted by the OIC-Regional Director of COA Region 02, Director Susan C. Ramirez, and OIC-Assistant Regional Director Bismarck R. Turingan. The occasion was also attended by the Supervising Auditors assigned in Quirino and Nueva-Vizcaya, local department heads of the Provincial Government of Nueva Vizcaya, and COA ATLs and ATMs based in the province.
The celebration commenced with the blessing of the building, accompanied by the usual traditional tossing of coins, rice and salt. The blessing of the building was officiated by Father Joker Gamatero.
A short program ensued after the blessing where OIC-RD Susan C. Ramirez welcomed the COA officials and party and admonished the COA Audit Group to maintain the building. She warmly welcomed the guests and thanked their presence especially the support extended by the Commission Proper and the provincial local government of Nueva Vizcaya which paved way to the completion of the said building.
Atty. Voltaire Garcia gave a message in behalf of Gov. Carlos Padilla who pointed-out that the building signifies the independence of COA. He also mentioned that the building will cater to the growing needs of the state and the public. It will invite progress and contribute development to the entire province.
During the event, Commissioner Roland C. Pondoc emphasized the importance of working together with the local government and maintaining independence at the same time. He also encouraged the COA Auditors to become enablers while continuing to uphold COA’s mandate.
Chairperson Michael Aguinaldo, in his message, thanked the Provincial Local Government of Nueva Vizcaya for providing the lot in support to the construction of the PSAO in the said province. He also congratulated COA Region 02 for completing the construction of a PSAO in all of its five provinces. He further acknowledged the combined efforts of the previous COA R02 RD Pelilia C. Veloso and the current OIC RD Susan C. Ramirez, for the completion of the said building. His message ended by reminding the COAns to take care of the building as this will serve as their work home.