REGIONAL-NEWS

DILG-R10 trains LGUs, personnel on BAICS

September 14, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government-Region 10 (DILG-R10), through its Project Development and Management Unit (PDMU), conducts Baseline Assessment of Internal Control System (BAICS) to establish and strengthen the internal audit function in the region, ensuring good governance throughout the bureaucracy.

According DILG-R10 Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe, the Department is responsible for establishing and maintaining an effective system of internal control. Thus, the activity was carried out to further improve the recommendations based on the results of the audit engagement.

The activity aims to document and understand the control environment in key processes in the operating system and support system to operations; identify the management control that are necessary to achieve the control objectives; determine compliance with control in place; and, identify gaps, deficiencies or breakdown for potential inputs to the strategic plans.

Agabe also highlighted the roles of the local government units’ (LGUs’) Internal Audit Service Offices (IASO) as an effective instrumentality that provides reasonable assurance, gathers and analyzes information on the organizations' mandate, objective, strategies, operating, and support systems, relevant laws, rules and regulations, and organizational and sectoral performance.

“It is important that the IASO understands what constitutes the control environment and identifies the management controls that are necessary to achieve the control objective,” he said.

By participating in the five-day training workshop on BAICS and Overview on Strategic Planning in Internal Audit, he said that LGUs and DILG personnel are expected to further implement auditing in the interest of local governance.

In attendance were members of each Internal Audit Office in the different provinces, highly-urbanized cities, and component cities of the region, as well as the DILG regional office personnel.