Big shake-up at BIR
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.