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BIR East Visayas ranks 3rd in revenue collections vis-à-vis 2009, 5th in overall collections vs. 2010 goal

By Philippine Information Agency (PIA 8)
July 29, 2010

TACLOBAN CITY  –  BIR Eastern Visayas under the leadership of Regional Director Alert Alocilja, has all the reasons to celebrate the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s 106th Anniversary on August 1.

Of the 19 revenue districts across the country, BIR Eastern Visayas ranked 3rd in terms of revenue collections compared to 2009. Moreover, BIR East Visayas ranks 5th in overall collections against 2010 goal.

Director Alocilja attributed this remarkable accomplishment which indeed calls for a meaningful celebration, to the good people of Region 8 who pay their taxes correctly and on time. He also cited the six Revenue District Officers of BIR Eastern Visayas who are responsible for the Region’s top ranking for the first semester of the current Tax Year.

To honor the top taxpayers and Revenue District Officers responsible in making BIR Eastern Visayas a top ranking BIR Region, Director Alocilja led in presenting citations to the Top Taxpayers, individual, corporate and government agencies, and the six Revenue District Officers, in an awarding ceremony which was held at the activity area of Robison’s Mall Tacloban after the 8:30 morning motorcade on July 27.

Director Alocilja said that because all the officials of BIR all over the country are expected to attend the Bureau’s Anniversary on August 1, the BIR Regional Office decided to schedule anniversary activities starting July 26 with the conduct of the Regional Tax Quiz.

Aside from the motorcade and Awarding Ceremonies, June 27 also marked the opening of the BIR Eastern Visayas Tax Exhibits at the Robinsons Place Lobby. The exhibit will run until July 30, 2010.

On August 4 and 5, 2010, the athletic prowess of the staff of BIR Eastern Visayas will be put to test in a Mini-Sports fest within the Regional Office Grounds, Director Alocilja said.