26 BIR officials suspended

Bureau of Internal Revenue Commissioner Romeo D. Lumagui Jr. has ordered the suspension of 26 BIR employees.

“The suspension of 26 BIR officials shows our commitment to the Filipino people. You deserve only the best in public service. The BIR will continue to create a culture of professionalism and integrity under my watch,” Lumagui said.

Under the administration of Commissioner Lumagui, the BIR has 21 approved formal charges with preventive suspension orders. Of the 21, 18 were implemented and the remaining 3 are due for implementation.

On the other hand, the BIR has also approved Decisions imposing suspension of 5 employees as a penalty.

The suspension of these officials was brought about by their acts constituting grave misconduct, serious dishonesty, gross neglect of duty, violation of reasonable office rules and regulations, violation of Anti-Red Tape Act of 1997 and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service.