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Pres. Briones expresses appreciation at COA exit conference

Dr. Mario R. Briones, University President, expressed his appreciation for the guidance and feedback given to the Laguna State Polytechnic University (LSPU) for its continued development as a higher education institution (HEI) during the Commission on Audit (COA) Exit Conference held at the LSPU-Sta. Cruz Campus, April 25.

Pres. Briones explained that since there are policies, standards, and protocols for government agencies to comply with and follow, the LSPU welcomes assistance in reviewing its processes and compliance, especially those coming from trusted partner agencies like COA.

“As much as we give our best effort to conform to the standards, as they say, it is impossible to assert perfection. Hence, we need a helping hand to let us know of the things we may improve on to provide the best services possible,” Dr. Briones said.

Attended by selected officials of LSPU and COA, the exit conference covered the presentation of results of the audit of the accounts and transactions for Fiscal Year 2023, the status of implementation of prior year audit recommendations, and other matters necessary to ensure balanced and fair reporting and correctness of the report of all LSPU campuses.

The program formally began with the presentation of participants from different campuses headed by A/Prof. Joel M. Bawica, Campus Director of LSPU-San Pablo City Campus (SPCC); Atty. Rushid Jay S. Sancon, Campus Director of LSPU-Los Banos Campus (LBC); Engr. Manuel Luis Alvarez, Campus Director of LSPU-SCC; and Engr. Beltran P. Pedrigal, Vice President for Administration and Officer-in-Charge, Office of the Campus Director, LSPU-Siniloan Campus (SC).

Ms. Heidi M. Barcimo, Supervising Auditor, highlighted the importance and purpose of the exit conference. She emphasized that aside from the discussion of the current year’s audit observations, it will also examine the status of implementation of the prior year’s audit recommendations.

Meanwhile, Ms. Candy Angelica B. Borbe, Audit Team Leader, presented the main agenda for discussion. She focused on the financial Audit, Compliance Audit, Status of Implementation of Prior Years Audit Recommendations, and other matters. She suggested the creation of a database so that progress in research can be monitored easily.  A formal exchange of inquiries and responses occurred during which auditors sought clarification on specific observations.

Dr. Eden C. Callo, Vice President for Academic Affairs, concluded the conference with her message. She thanked the auditors for their efforts and transparency, wishing the team to continuously help the University in attaining its goals.