Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” G. Robredo is ending her six-year term with a good governance record after her office again received an unqualified opinion from state auditors.
This is the fourth consecutive year that Ms. Robredo’s office has achieved the highest audit level given by the Commission on Audit (CoA) to a government agency.
The achievement is “a fitting exclamation point to our six years at the Office of the Vice President,” Ms. Robredo tweeted on Wednesday.
“We tried our hardest to make the OVP a model office,” she said separately in a news conference on the same day.
The rating means that her office’s financial statements comply with the public sector’s accounting standards.
Several departments under President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s administration were flagged by CoA due to irregularities.
Ms. Robredo ran for president in the May 9 election under a good governance platform. She lost to President-elect Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. by a wide margin.
Meanwhile, Ms. Robredo said in the news conference that many of her staff plan to serve at the civic group that she will lead after her vice-presidential term.
The group, which is aimed to become the largest network of Filipino volunteers, is set to be launched next month.
Ms. Robredo is also expected to return to her legal profession, which she has used to defend vulnerable and marginalized sectors. — Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza