The provincial government of Masbate has been tasked to sort out its books, after an audit revealed P65 million in outstanding cash advances dating as far back as 2008.
Commission on Audit
The Commission on Audit (COA) called out the provincial government of Masbate for overpaying contractors, setting back state coffers by P7.04 million.
Poor planning and a lack of coordination have struck the provincial government of Catanduanes, rendering a multi-million hunger mitigation project aimed at reducing poverty idle.
The Commission on Audit (COA) expressed concern over the validity of the procurement process of the provincial government of Camarines Sur which allowed a single supplier to maintain a smorgasbord of contracts totaling P134.74 million.
The provincial government of Albay was able to substantially exceed its annual tax collections on sand, gravel and other quarry resources by 119.47 percent - in excess of P53.76 million against its 2018 target.
The provincial government of Romblon was cited again in post-audit for the payment of salaries, bonuses in excess by P29.44 million of the limits prescribed under law.
The Commission on Audit (COA) noted improprieties and defects in the procurement process of the provincial government of Romblon, which has allegedly deprived the province of a more effective and efficient system.
The provincial government of Romblon was ordered to tidy up their finances, after state auditors discovered P18.97 million in unliquidated cash advances allegedly brought about by poor accounting practices.
In disaster-prone Oriental Mindoro, the Commission on Audit (COA) asked officials of the provincial government to ensure full utilization of their local disaster risk reduction management (DRRM) efforts.
The Commission on Audit (COA) asked officials of the provincial government of Oriental Mindoro to refund the "unnecessary" costs of printing calendars bearing the photos of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan.