300 BIR Employees Resigned after Corruption Crackdown by the Duterte Admin


Commissioner Caesar R. Dulay of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) confirmed that some 300 employees of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) tendered their resignation as part of the Duterte administration's program to eradicate if not minimize corruptions in government.


President Rody Duterte promised during the campaign period that he will do his best to curb corruptions once elected as President. In fulfilling his promise, he sets his sight in one of the most corrupt agency in the country, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).

In an interview with GMA News, the BIR Chief, Commissioner Dulay confirmed the resignation of BIR employees and was quoted as saying "We have about 300 resignations and retirements already. Maybe it's a subtle way of addressing the issue of graft," he said.

The statement of BIR was made during the hearing by the House Committee on Ways and Means on the planned tax reform package of the Duterte administration.

BIR's mass resignations were filed after Commissioner Dulay instructed BIR officials allegedly involved in corruption to resign.

Commissioner Dulay promised that "During my first day [as commissioner], I mentioned that .... I suggested when I got in that - for the bad eggs - either resign if the hit is there, or take advantage of their optional retirement, or they just compulsory resign," he said.

Aside from the 300 BIR employees, the commissioner also noted that some 400 internal administrative cases have yet to be resolved. The agency is now slowly addressing the issue and at the same time they plan to "go on a massive recruitment program."

Source: GMA News

300 BIR Employees Resigned after Corruption Crackdown by the Duterte Admin 300 BIR Employees Resigned after Corruption Crackdown by the Duterte Admin Reviewed by Phil Newsome on 2/15/2017 Rating: 5

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