The Provincial Satellite Auditing Office (PSAO) of Camarines Sur was officially opened to the public on August 20, 2019. This momentous event was highlighted by the ceremonial cutting of ribbon and unveiling of the PSAO marker led by no less than the COA Chairperson himself, Atty. Michael G. Aguinaldo, and COA Regional Office No. V Regional Director and Assistant Regional Director, Roland A. Rey and Lydia S. Adoremos, respectively. A solemn blessing led by the parish priest of the nearby Parish of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, also followed thereafter to implore God’s blessing and protection over the premises and its occupants.
Other dignitaries who graced the happy occasion were the celebrity Vice-Governor of Camarines Sur, Hon. Imelda A. Papin; the former President of the Central Bicol State University of Agriculture (CBSUA), Dr. Georgina J. Bordado, from whose term the usufruct was originally granted; the incumbent CBSUA President, Dr. Alberto N. Naperi, who vowed to honor the usufruct granted by his predecessor; and the Punong Barangay of San Jose who holds political jurisdiction over the place where the PSAO is located. The staff of Chairman’s Office headed by Atty. Ming Pagayawan, Chief of Staff, all Supervising Auditors, Regional Supervising Auditors, Service Chiefs, and Technical Service Office personnel of Bicol Region also attended the occasion.
COA Chairman Michael G. Aguinaldo and Regional Director Roland A. Rey, along with ARD Lydia S. Adoremos, Supervising Auditors Teresita S. Borile and Atty. Eleanor V. Echano, and other Camarines Sur auditors present during the blessing and inauguration, have expressed their sincere gratitude to the CBSUA Management for their act of liberality in granting a usufruct of its 3,000-square meter property along the national highway in Pili, Camarines Sur.
As aptly stated in the marker, the PSAO – Cam Sur “serves to enhance COA’s independence in the pursuit of its mandated functions by providing the Auditors with a decent and comfortable workplace”. Initially, however, this modern and imposing 2-storey building with roof deck and basement shall only house the Supervising Auditor and staff and six audit teams (composed of about 21 personnel) of Local Government Sector-Camarines Sur, pending installation or provision of office partitions, furniture, and equipment on its second floor. The Province of Camarines Sur is composed of 83 Auditors and Staff who shall ultimately hold office in PSAO once all equipment are completed.
Mabuhay ang COA! Mabuhay ang PSAO-Cam Sur!