Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Region I Regional Executive Director Atty. Crizaldy M. Barcelo, together with Assistant Regional Director for Management Services Engr. Raymundo C. Gayo welcomed Director of Internal Audit Service and Internal Auditors of Operations Audit Division during the blended Entry Conference for the conduct of General Audit of Regional Offices-Financial Management System on November 16, 2022 at the DENR I Social Hall, DENR Regional Office I, Sevilla, San Fernando City, La Union.

IAS 1Internal Audit Service Director Vicente B. Tuddao, Jr. presented the coverage of the audit (relevant systems, processes, records, reports and personnel of the audit area), and the offices (Regional Office and field offices - divisions and units) to be audited. Furthermore, th group proceeded to DENR-I Regional Office and PENRO La Union on November 16-17, 2022 respectively. The group will be visiting PENRO Ilocos Sur, CENRO Bantay and CENRO Tagudin on November 18-21 and they will proceed to CENRO Alaminos, CENRO Dagupan and PENRO Pangasinan on November 22-25.

The audit team is composed of the Operations Audit Division, headed by Lead Auditor/OIC, Chief Mabel F. Coloma, Internal Auditors and Guest Auditor.

Internal Audit System is responsible in enforcing audit fidnings conducted at the DENR Central Office, Bureau and Field Offices and recommen measures to take actions on the deficiencies by the Auditees. Ultimately, the action is to improve the governance and efficient and effective service delivery. (MSA-RSCIG)