COA Regional Office No. I warmly welcomes newly assigned Officer-in-Charge Assistant Regional Director(OIC-ARD) Hector L. Cortes.

The Recognition and Awarding Ceremony for the 2021 Regional and National Dangal ng Bayan (DnB) Awards of MR. ANTHONY D. ATAS, Administrative Aide VI, was held at the Conference Room of COA Regional Office No. I on December 28, 2021. The 2021 Search for Outstanding Government Workers is in line with the CSC-Honor Award Program (HAP). The ceremony was graced by CSC Regional Director Hedy Jose B. Lardizabal, Mr. Rainier G. Repollo, Supervising Human Resource Specialist - Public Assistance and Liaisons Division of CSC Region I and other CSC personnel. They were assisted by COA Region I OIC-Regional Director Teresita A. Pajara and Ms. Catherine R. Borja, OIC - Service Chief of the Administration, Training and Finance Services (ATFS). Mr. Atas received the following awards during the said ceremony:


1) Gold-guilded medallion;

2) DnB trophy by National Artist Napoleon Abueva;

3) Certificate of Recognition as National Awardee signed by the  National Search Committee;

4) P200,000.00 Cash Award as National Awardee;

5) Certificate of Recognition as National Semi-finalist signed by Commissioner Aileen Lourdes A. Lizada;

6) P20,000.00 Cash Award as National Semi-finalist;

7) Plaque as national semi-finalist from CSC RO I;

8) Certificate of Recognition as Regional Awardee from Regional Committee on Awards;

9) Certificate of Appreciation as Regional Nominee from Regional Committee on Awards;

10) P3,000.00 worth of SM gift checks;

11) CSC mug;

12) PCSA T-shirt; and

13) Automatic promotion by virtue of RA No. 6713

With the theme, "Resilience and Innocation in the New Normal", Commission on Audit Regional Office No. 1 (COARO1) celebrated COA's 122nd Founding Anniversary on May 17 to 19 2021.

COA Regional Office No. I warmly welcomes newly assigned Officer-in-Charge-Regional Director(RD) Teresita Alipio Pajara.

In line with the COA Administration Sector Memorandum No. 2020-012 dated August 18, 2020, the use of the COA CheckPass will be implemented in the Regional Office (RO1) and the Provincial Satellite Auditing Offices (PSAO) effective October 1, 2020. Thus, COA officials, employees, job orders, contract of service personnel and all others entering the COA premises are advised to download the COA CheckPass application at Google Play or App Store.


The Application requires a one-time entry of personal information and an update of health information for every instance of reporting to COA. Aside from the usual temperature checking, all employees/visitors entering COA RO1 and PSAO premises will be required a COA CheckPass code. For those with internet connections, the employee/visitor will be required to scan the designated QR code at he entrance gate with the result presented to the guard-on-duty prior to entry. For those with no internet connection, the guard-on-duty will scan the QR Code of the employee/visitor. Those with no CheckPass will be required to accomplish the usual pen and paper COA health symptom questionnaire for submission to the guard-on-duty prior to entering the COA premises.


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