PCC bags ‘Gallantry Award’ for efficient financial management

The Government Financial Management Innovators Circle, Inc. (GFMIC), an association that promotes high standards in public management system, recently recognized the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) for its efforts to fully implement the Electronic New Government Accounting System (eNGAS) and Electronic Budget System (eBudget) across its network.

The recognition called the “eNGAS/eBudget System Gallantry Award” was given during the GFMIC’s 11th Annual National Convention held last June 18-21, 2019 at The Legend Palawan Hotel, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.

The said award is given to government agencies that consistently use the eNGAS and eBudget and have succeeded in rolling-out to their operating units across the Philippines.

Around 35 other government agencies received other awards during the event such as the “Pioneer Award” for agencies that launched the eNGAS and eBudget since its pilot implementation, the “Outstanding Contributor Award”, which recognizes invaluable dedication to collaborate with the Commission on Audit (COA) for continuous development of the systems, and the “Grass Root Implementer Award”, which recognizes cities and municipalities that implemented the systems down to the barangay level.

The eNGAS and eBudget are both accounting software developed by COA in 2001 with the objective of standardizing government financial transactions and reporting.

The GFMIC, currently headed by its president, COA assistant commissioner Carmela Perez, is an association registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and aims to promote and maintain high standards relating to public financial management.

The association is composed of users and enthusiasts of the eNGAS and eBudget systems, including other financial management information systems.