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Republic of the Philippines

COMMISSION ON AUDIT
OFFICE OF THE AUDITOR
Team No. R9-05 – Audit Group C
Local Government Sector
PSAO, Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay

March 23, 2020

Hon. MARCELO M. BAQUIAL, JR.


Municipal Mayor
Municipality of Malangas,
Zamboanga Sibugay Province

Attention: ARTURO A. SOROÑGON, JR.


Municipal Accountant

Dear Mayor Baquial,

Thank you for your reply to implement the recommendations enumerated in our various
AOMs as conformed by the Municipal Accountant. Viz:

1. AOM No. 2020-004 received February 04, 2020;


2. AOM No. 2020-005 received February 04, 2020;
3. AOM No. 2020-006 received February 04, 2020;
4. AOM No. 2020-009 received February 20, 2020;
5. AOM No. 2020-010 received February 20, 2020;
6. AOM No. 2020-011 received February 26, 2020;
7. AOM No. 2020-014 received February 26, 2020;
8. AOM No. 2020-016 received March 04, 2020;
9. AOM No. 2020-017 received March 04, 2020;
10. AOM No. 2020-022 received March 05, 2020;
11. AOM No. 2020-024 received March 06, 2020;
12. AOM No. 2020-030 received March 12, 2020;
13. AOM No. 2020-032 received March 12, 2020;
14. AOM No. 2020-033 received March 16, 2020;
15. AOM No. 2020-034 received March 16, 2020; and
16. AOM No. 2020-040 received March 16, 2020;

For AOM No. 2020-006 we would like to rejoin that the Municipal Accountant request for
bank snapshot to facilitate the preparation of the Bank Reconciliation statements, as practiced by
other municipalities.

For AOM No. 2020-010 we would like to rejoin that we appreciate management’s
assurance to analyze and reconcile the amounts, it is noteworthy to stress that these unreconciled
figures had been existing in the books as early as 1993 but to date the figures remained
unreconciled. Thus, we recommend that management to prioritize the reconciliation of these
figures and effect the necessary adjustments, where applicable.

For AOM No. 2020-011, AOM No. 2020-014, AOM No. 2020-016, AOM No. 2020-017
we appreciate your prompt response to our recommendation.

For AOM No. 2020-022, we appreciate your partial implementation to our


recommendation, we are looking forward to the full implementation of the same.

For AOM No. 2020-023, we have received on March 06, 2020 the attached JEV which
was dated February 15, 2019. We will revise our observation correspondingly to tackle on the late
recognition of the payables. We will also verify the entries made in the submitted Journals.

For AOM No. 2020-031, we appreciate your implementation to our recommendation, and
will remove our observation and update into late submission instead of non-submission, we will
audit the same and will submit additional AOMs should there be observations noted.

We are pleased that you concur with our audit observations and recommendations and
commit to undertake the necessary courses of action.

We appreciate your usual support and cooperation. Let us pray that the current health
emergency is resolved or contained soonest. Let us all join hands and be united in prayer that all
humankind be protected against this challenge we are presently facing.

Very truly yours,

JESELTON JAE E. ANDRES


State Auditor III
Audit Team Leader

GUILLERMO A. ROJAS MATEO


State Auditor V
Supervising Auditor

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