Q & A: Northern Watch’s political columnist Mortz C. Ortigoza and some media men interviewed Commissioner Caesar R. Dulay of the Bureau of Internal Revenue during the 2017 Regional Tax Campaign Kick-Off of the BIR in Lingayen, Pangasinan. The Questions and Answers mostly zero on the corruption perpetrated by BIR's top officials that undermine tens if not hundreds of billions of pesos of government revenues that should have gone to the public coffer to fund government projects.
|Interviewer (right) posed with Commissioner Caesar R. |
Dulay after his interview with him.
NORTHERN WATCH: You suspended iyong Letter of Authority (L.A) iyong sources ng corruption sa BIR kasi ang enterprising taxpayers nalalagyan iyong Examiners and other high BIR officials. Nayayari ang collection natin. Sir, meron kayong safety net kung paano natin masiwata iyan (You suspended the Letter of Authority one of the major sources of corruption in the BIR because enterprising taxpayers bribe the Examiners and other high BIR officials. It prejudiced our national collection. Sir, do you have a safety net how we can ged rid of it)?
COMMISSIONER DULAY: Ang safety net diyan, may number of days sila to finish iyong Letter of Authority. If they don’t finish that then we call their attention. That’s what we did the first time. Itong bagay na L.A we will be issuing an order to give an update kung ano na ang nangyayari. Kasi ibig sabihin kung walang update inuupuan lang, nakikiapag usap lang (On the L.A I will be issuing an order to give an update and see what will happen because if there is no update, they sat on the L.A and negotiate on it).
Is this task daunting?