BIR starts reshuffling of key field officials

Published January 22, 2021, 11:47 AM

by Jun Ramirez

Commissioner Caesar Dulay of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has reshuffled key field officials in Mindanao and the Visayas signaling the start of President Duterte’s instructions to remove “misfits” in the service.


The BIR chief said he will comply with the directive of the President, admitting there are still few “bad tomatoes” who tarnished the image of the premier tax collection arm of the government.

Many revenue officials expressed surprise over the Malacanang’s instigated revamp considering that they collectively raised more than P1.9 trillion last year which amount was P213 billion higher over the target.

They believed many information received by Malacanang’s 8888 Citizens’ Complaints Center were sent by insiders themselves who are either envious, or desired to be transferred to important jobs.

The first batch of travel assignment order covered the transfer of seven revenue regional and assistant directors.

They were Regional Directors Nuzar Balatero from Koronadal City to Butuan City, Jose Eric Furia from Butuan City to Koronadal.

Assistant Regional Directors Edgar Quejada, from Eastern Visayas to Butuan City; Dolores Baygan from Butuan City to Bacolod City; Zennen Tabanao from Bacolod City to Eastern Visayas; Edith Yap, from Zamboanga City to Koronadal City and Noel Gonzalez from Koronadal City to Zamboanga City.

Informed sources said they expect Dulay to issue more travel assignment orders shortly.