Thursday, February 25, 2010

BIR Caraga Implements 10 Strategies to Increase Revenue in 2010

The Bureau of Internal Revenue has launched 10 strategies to intensify tax campaign activities for 2010 and identified 3 priority areas, 16 programs and 108 activities and projects that will push BIR to attain its successes for the current year.
BIR Regional Director Atty. Eduardo Bajador has announced, the biggest bulk of their collection which accounts 50.23% comes from the Income Tax, followed by revenues on value-added tax at 33.69%.

Comparatively, the collection for 2009 has exceeded 4.18% with that from 2008, as BIR Caraga obtained more than 2.1 million in 2009 compared to only 1.8million in 2008.

This year, BIR Caraga have adopted the theme: “Making the Public Know” that aptly reflects the thrust of pursuing a high visibility of communication to all stakeholders of BIR’s tax administration activities and initiatives that also highlights the transparency policy that the BIR will be vigorously promoting.

This year, to help meet tax collection targets Revenue Region No. 17 (BIR Caraga) has announced its 10 strategies to include: high visibility public awareness campaign on the enforcement and service programs, integrated approach in administering the large taxpayers, re-invigorating the Run After Tax Evaders (RATE) Program, enhanced and strategic enforcement approaches, focus of big ticket items, more rigorous third party matching campaign, expanded linkage with key institutions, effective partnership with taxpayers and tax practitioners, close monitoring and investment incentive programs and motivating the BIR workforce.

Revenue Region 17 or the BIR Caraga assigned collection goal for 2010 in the amount of more than 2.494 million pesos and hopes to collect 1.231M in income tax and 825 thousand for value added tax.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Support Earth Hour 2010

At 8:30pm on Saturday, March 27 some of the world’s most recognized symbols of hope, peace, human endeavour and natural wonder will plunge into darkness for Earth Hour as a powerful sign of the unrelenting resolve of the global community to respond to the threat of climate change.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

PRO 13 Honours 24 Awardees on 19th PNP Day

Police Director Andres Caro II, Directorate for Operation trooping the line accompanied by Police regional Director Police Chief Supt. Lino Calingasan

Police Senior Supt. Nestor Fajura, Chief of Operations in PRO 13, Outstanding Senior Staff Police Commissioned Officer

Police Supt. Joseph Boquiren, Butuan City Police Station 1 Commander-Outstanding Police Commissioned Officer

Best Urban Police Station- Surigao City Police Station

PNP Press Corps was among the individuals and organizations who received an award

Police Regional Office 13 celebrated its 19th PNP Day on February 19, 2010 with Police Director Andres Caro II, Directorate for Operation as the guest of honour in a ceremony held inside Camp Rafael Rodriguez, Libertad, Butuan City.

A total of 24 awardees received recognition as the highlight of the celebration including partner organizations and individuals who have contributed to PRO 13 in the implementation of police community activities.

Police Senior Supt. Nestor Fajura, Chief of PRO 13 Operations Division was awarded as Outstanding Senior Staff, for successful implementation of the campaign of the Philippine National Police on gun amnesty program, which yielded 6,132 loose firearms putting PRO 13 in number 4 rank out of 17 regions that generated the highest number of firearms.

PRO Police Senior Supt. Antonio Paguirigan Jr. is the Outstanding Senior Field Police Commissioned Officer (PCO), for the proper handling of kidnapping incident in Maitum, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur with75 people being kept hostage but were released unharmed.

Police Supt. Joseph Boquiren-Outstanding Junior (PCO), was commended for initiating the “Luma Mo, Bago Ko” Balik Eskwela Program replicated by all police stations under the jurisdiction of Butuan City Police Office.

Other awardees include: SPO4 Federico Kinazo, Outstanding Senior Police Non Commissioned Officer (PNCO), PO3 Roldan Damayo, Outstanding Junior PNCO and Gil Licayan as the Outstanding Non-Uniformed Personnel.

Meanwhile, Agusan del Sur Police Provincial Office was chosen as the Best Provincial Police Office, Surigao City Police Station as Best Urban Police Office, Nasipit Municipal Police Station as Best Rural Police Office, 133rd Regional Public Safety Management Company as Best Regional Maneuver Company, Surigao del Sur Police Provincial Safety Management Company as Best provincial Maneuver Company, and Butuan City Police Safety Management Company as the Best City Maneuver Company.

Also PRO 13 presented a special award to SPO2 Marifel Cortez for being chosen as one of the Ten Outstanding Policewoman of the Philippines and to San Francisco Police Station, adjudged as the Model Barangay Peacekeeping Action teams.

Individual awards were given to Pastor Florendo Bohol of Baptist Church in Surigao del Sur, Rotary Club of Downtown Butuan, Peter Esterioso, principal of Agusan National High School, Butuan City School of Arts & Trade, Pilipinas Shell Butuan, LGU of Surigao City, PNP Press Corps, Philsaga Mining Corporation in Agusan del Sur, 401st Philippine Army in Liangga, Surigao del Sur and the 402nd Philippine Army in New Awa Leyte, Agusan del Sur.

70 New Police Recruits Sworn In

The latest intake of PNP members which includes seven women and 63 men had their oath taking in Camp Rafael Rodriguez, Libertad, Butuan City after passing series of physical, mental and medical tests.

The 70 new recruits stood in front of Police Regional Director Lino Calingasan and some Police Regional Office 13 officials in a ceremony held on February 15, 2010 and swore to serve the community, safeguard lives and property and protect the innocent against deception and crimes.

Deputy Regional Director for Administration Police Chief Supt. Nelson Nario revealed, there were a total of 363 applied for the 2nd Semester of 2009 Attrition Quota.

Of these numbers, 252 survived the Agility Test but after the Neuro-Psychiatric tests, only 90 applicants were left until it was narrowed down to only 70 who were deemed qualified for the Police Officer 1 rank.

Police Regional Director Lino Calingasan in his speech emphasized, that the Regional Screening Committee chaired by DRDA Nelson Nario has complied a strict recruitment process without biases and political colours.

After the oath taking ceremony, the 70 new police recruits immediately were sent in to Lipata Training Center to undergo intense 6-month police training before integrating fully to the PNP force for their frontline duties.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

132 Police Caraga Promoted to Higher Rank

Police Regional Director Lino Calingasan pinned the shoulder board to Police Chief Inspector now Police Supt. Rodelio Roqueta.

A total of 54 Police Commissioned Officers and 132 Police Non-Commissioned Officer's or those holding SPO3 down to PO2 ranks had their mass oath taking and pinning of ranks in a ceremony held at Police Regional Office 13 at Camp Rafael Rodriguez, Libertad, Butuan City.

The newly promoted policemen and women came from different provinces within the region.

In his speech, Police Chief Supt.m Nelson Nario, Deputy Regional Director for Administration reminded them that with their promotions comes greater responsibility.

Of these number only one officer rose to a rank of Police Senior Superintendent from Police Chief Inspector.

He is Rodelio Roqueta assigned in the Province of Agusan del Sur.