By Jun Ramirez
Another batch of 25 key field officials were reshuffled over the weekend to further boost efforts to raise P2.2 trillion at the end of the year.
They were mostly regional directors and district officers based in Metro Manila and other areas with rich revenue potential.
Before flying abroad on official mission, BIR Commissioner Caesar Dulay named Quezon City Region 7A Director Manuel Mapoy as Assistant Commissioner for Large Taxpayers Service (LTS).
The LTS collects roughly up to 70 percent of the annual goal of the agency and audits more than 2,000 top corporations including multinationals and inter-related companies.
Mapoy’s old post was given to Director Albino Galanza of the Laguna-Quezon-Marinduque (LaQueMar) revenue region. Regional Director Joseph Catapia from the Cordillera Autonomous Region was transferred to LaQueMar.
Others given new assigments were Revenue District officers (RDO) Ray Geli from the City of San Fernando to Taguig City-Pateros; Mary Ann Canare from assistant RDO to RDO of the City of San Fernando; Gerardo Utanes from Subic Bay Freeport Zone to Clark Freeport zone; Thelma Mangio from Sta. Maria, Bulacan and Jose Jaen from Davao City to Sta. Maria, Bulacan.
Some assistant RDOs were promoted to RDOs.
Revenue Deputy Commissioner for Operations Arnel Guballa said movement of personnel was just one of the activities utilized by management to enhance collection performance.
Other programs, he said, were the filing of tax evasion cases, tax mapping and closure of unregistered businesses.
The BIR has already garnered more than P1 trillion for the first six months of the year.