May 3, 2021 @ 17:59

Dulay leads BIR officials in anti-corruption, red tape oath

The Bureau of Internal Revenue committed to rid its ranks of corruption amid its long reputation of being a hub of kickbacks.

BIR Commissioner Caesar “Billy” Dulay led an oath-taking ceremony of the members of the agency’s Committee on Anti-Red Tape (CART), which was created upon the orders of the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission and the Anti-Red Tape Authority.

“We in the BIR, nandito po ang Regional Directors, Assistant Commissioners, Revenue District Officers, frontliners, kami po ay bukas loob na makipagtulungan sa inyo sa laban sa korapsyon,” read the oath administered by Dulay.

The Bureau is the first agency to have taken the oath and is the third to sign the Pledge of Cooperation next to the Bureau of Customs and the Department of Public Works and Highways. All three have been named by President Rodrigo Duterte as the government’s most corrupt agencies.

“Corruption is a two-way street. Kung walang nangungurap walang corrupt. So I urged also the ARTA and PACC to take the initiative in dealing with the private sector,” Dulay also said. “I think there is an association now with us during this forum so I asked them to convince and educate them that this is not the battle to be led by ARTA, PACC, BIR, BOC, DPWH alone, but it is a battle of the whole citizenry.”

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