Manila Bulletin

Big shake-up at BIR

- By JUN RAMIREZ

A to­tal of 111 of the 125 rev­enue dis­trict of­fi­cers (RDOs) of the Bureau of In­ter­nal Rev­enue (BIR) were given new as­sign­ments yesterday in what can be con­sid­ered the big­gest move­ment of key field per­son­nel since Kim S. Jac­into-Henares took the helm of the BIR in 2010.

Hard­est hit by the re­vamp were RDOs based in Metro Manila, some of whom were re­placed by their col­leagues from the prov­inces.

Two weeks ago, 13 of the 19 re­gional di­rec­tors were also reshuf­fled by Henares to strengthen the col­lec­tion cam­paign of the bureau the fore­most tax col­lec­tion arm of the gov­ern­ment.

The RDOs are con­sid­ered field com­man­ders of the BIR in rais­ing about half of its an­nual col­lec­tion tar­get which to­taled to about 1.6 tril­lion this year.

Some RDOs were pro­moted as as­sis­tant re­gional di­rec­tors.

Among those given new as­sign­ments were Ramir Narvaez from San Pe­dro, La­guna to In­tra­muros, Manila; Rosita Me­ni­ano from Parañaque to South Makati; Edith Cali­pu­san from Trece Mar­tirez City to South Que­zon City; Teddy Huelva from Ca­gayan de Oro City to North Que­zon City; Emy Combes from West Pasig to East Pasig.

Ar­mando Tria from Quiapo to Man­daluy­ong; Isa Paulino from East Makati to North Makati; Christina Bar­roga from Munt­inglupa to East Makati; Dante An­i­nag from South Que­zon City to Taguig City;

Al­fredo San­tos from Valen­zuela City to Pasay City; Hono­rata Aguilar from Calamba, La­guna to West Pasig.

Pete Fer­nando from Tondo-San Ni­co­las to West Pasig; Raul Recto from Makati North to Munt­inglupa City; Rebe D. Tablan from Caloocan to Quiapo-Sam­paloc; Lorna To­bias from Mal­abon-Navotas to Valen­zuela City; Max Ce­bre­cus from Sta. Cruz Manila to No­valiches; Vir Cem­brano from Bi­nondo to Mal­abon-Navotas.

Among the RDOs pro­moted to as­sis­tant re­gional di­rec­tors were Maridur Rosario for Manila rev­enue re­gion, Edgar Tolentino for Tacloban City; Gerry Du­mayas for Davao City and Josie Virtucio for Cebu City.

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