November 15, 2022 | 4:53pm
MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has designated tax lawyer Romeo Lumagui Jr. as commissioner of the Bureau of Inner Income, the Workplace of the Press Secretary stated Tuesday.
The OPS stated Lumagui, a BIR deputy commissioner previous to his new appointment, took his oath on November 15.
The Palace stated that Lumagui additionally earlier served as technical assistant to the commissioner. He was additionally chief for tax fraud for Income Area No. 6, Manila; Income Area No. 4, Pampanga and Income Area No. 7B, East Nationwide Capital Area.
It added that the brand new BIR commissioner was additionally a part of undertaking administration and implementation service, which develops and oversees the implementation of the general reform or modernization program of the BIR.
“Lumagui headed a number of job forces to spice up collections, such because the Property Restoration Process Pressure, the place complete collections amounted to PHP833.69 million, and the Process Pressure on Direct Promoting/Multi-Degree Advertising and marketing and Funding Scams, the place assessments totaled PHP792.56 million each in only a span of round one yr,” the Palace additionally stated.
In keeping with the lawyer’s listing of the Supreme Courtroom, Lumagui was admitted to the Bar on Could 10, 2006.
Guillermo was set to be BIR chief, Lumagui to be deputy
When he was nonetheless president-elect, Marcos introduced on June 18 that he’ll appoint Lilia Guillermo, additionally a former deputy commissioner of the company, as BIR chief.
In keeping with the identical assertion issued by then-press secretary-designate Trixie Cruz-Angeles, Lumagui was picked to turn into the BIR’s Deputy Commissioner for Operations.
In June, Guillermo stated the tax bureau will collect the Marcoses’ estate taxes so long as she has appropriate figures. Up to now, the BIR web site nonetheless displays Guillermo as its commissioner.
The appointment of normal supervisor of the Manila Worldwide Airport Authority induced comparable confusion, with the Palace saying that Jose Artwork Tugade had been named to the submit. Transportation Secretary Jaime Bautista stated, nonetheless, that Cesar Chiong remained MIAA normal supervisor.
Tugade, son of former transport chief Arthur Tugade, has since been appointed to the Land Transportation Workplace.
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