MANILA (Mabuhay) – Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Kim Jacinto Henares on Tuesday is hurt by allegations of corruption at the BIR agency, following reports that incoming President Rodrigo Duterte may abolish the bureau due to corrupt staff.
“Nasasaktan ho ako para sa mga tao ko, sa BIR, kasi anim na taon ho silang nagtrabaho nang mabuti…. Naiangat din namin, nila, ang estado ng bansang ito…. Hindi narerecognize efforts nila,” Henares said.
Duterte was reported to have said he would abolish the BIR, Bureau of Customs, and the Land Transportation Office (LTO) once he steps in as President due to rampant corruption in these agencies.
“Perception niya ‘yun eh…. Bakit mag-aaway sa perception….” Henares said.
Henares also said that it would be up to Duterte to decide on what to do once he takes office.
“Siya naman ho ang President, pwede niya namang gawin ano ang gusto niyang gawin…. Bahala siya anong gusto niyang gawin…. Wala naman hong problema,” she said.
In addressing corruption, Henares said: “Gusto ko mang maalis ‘yan, we’re in a cruel world… Sometimes there’s somebody who does something wrong. That’s the reality of life, we live in a cruel world. May mga taong kung minsan