Biyernes, Marso 18, 2011

Tax man in Jeep, Gadaffi's antidote vs dissent

by Mortz C. Ortigoza
Amid the brouhaha spawned by the almost P21 million 16 Ford Everest SUVs purchased by the provincial government without bid, members of the Sanggunian Panlalawigan should look how down-to-earth this BIR bigwig in terms of her riding life-style.
Ms. Cristine Cardona, the newly assigned Revenue District-4 chief of the BIR based in Calasiao, uses her issued lowly Innova Asian Utility Vehicle in going to work. But during Saturday and Sunday, you can see her riding in a public utility vehicle or jeep in going to the market and the church in Manaoag, Pangasinan.
She said she does not use her official car on those days because it is no longer an official working hour.
Cardona does not only supervise a premier tax office in Region 1 that has a tax goal of P1.5 billion this year from the 14 towns and two cities in Central Pangasinan.
She is also the wife of a three-term mayor in Ormoc.
She is the exact opposite of a former controversial boss of a Revenue District whose life style is an eye-sore to the people.