SPEECH OF HIS EXCELLENCY BENIGNO S. AQUINO III PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES AT THE OPENING PLENARY OF THE 23rd WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM ON EAST ASIA (Delivered at the Makati Shangrila on May 22, 2014)

Posted in: Press Releases- May 29, 2014 No Comments

Ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. Several times a year, the World Economic Forum gathers leaders and specialists from all around the world—heads of state, academics, and entrepreneurs alike—in pursuit of a single, broad-based vision: “to improve the state of the world.” I cannot overstate our country’s gratitude for the opportunity to host all of you […]

MESSAGE OF HIS EXCELLENCY BENIGNO S. AQUINO III PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES DURING THE 5TH OMBUDSMAN INTEGRITY LECTURE AND INTEGRITY CARAVAN CULMINATING PROGRAM

Posted in: Press Releases- May 14, 2014 No Comments

[Delivered by Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda at the ADB Headquarters, Mandaluyong City, on May 12, 2014] I am honored to speak on behalf of the President today. Allow me to share with you his message for this occasion: When we campaigned in 2010 with the promise of curbing corruption, we did so not because it […]

ONE STOP SHOP TAX SPECIALIST SUED BY RIPS DISMISSED FROM THE SERVICE

Posted in: Press Releases- May 07, 2014 No Comments

A Tax Specialist of the One Stop Shop Tax Credit and Duty Drawback Center of the Department of Finance (DOF) who was sued by the Revenue Integrity Protection Service (RIPS) for failure to disclose truthfully all his assets in his Statement of Assets, Liabilities Net Worth (SALN) has been dismissed from the service by the […]

HIGH-RANKING BIR OFFICIAL DISMISSED FOR UNEXPLAINED WEALTH

Posted in: Press Releases- Apr 04, 2014 No Comments

The Revenue Integrity Protection Service (DOF-RIPS), the anti-corruption arm of the Department of Finance (DOF), has furthered its anti-corruption drive after it successfully secured the dismissal of a high-ranking official of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) for accumulating wealth disproportionate to her salary. In an 11-page decision by the Ombudsman, Zenaida B. Chang, Assistant […]

BIR SPOUSES DISMISSED FROM THE SERVICE FOR UNEXPLAINED WEALTH

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Carag: Dismissal from the service of Pascual couple a historic win for DOF-RIPS The Revenue Integrity Protection Service (DOF-RIPS), the anti-corruption arm of the Department of Finance (DOF), scored another first in its anti-graft campaign by dismissing a couple working with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) from the service. “The dismissal of spouses Pascual […]

DOF-RIPS GETS OMB NOD ON FORFEITURE OF UNEXPLAINED WEALTH, RETIREMENT BENEFITS OF DECEASED CUSTOMS OFFICIAL

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Carag: The best inheritance is not wealth but integrity Dual breakthroughs in an eight-year old complaint against PRUDENCIO LOPEZ MACARANAS, Customs Operations Officer V of the Bureau of Customs (BOC), vindicate anew the Revenue Integrity Protection Service (RIPS) in its relentless fight against corruption. The Office of the Ombudsman issued its Resolution dated 20 June […]

DOF-RIPS BRINGS PORSCHE-DRIVING CUSTOMS MESSENGER TO JUSTICE

Posted in: Press Releases- Mar 18, 2014 No Comments

Carag: President’s Customs Reform Team is serious in fighting corruption The law finally caught up with the Porsche-driving Bureau of Custom (BOC) messenger who figured in a shooting incident in the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and at the Resort World Complex in January 21, 2012. Paulino C. Elevado IV (Elevado) was found guilty by the […]

RESIGNED CUSTOMS EXAMINER SENTENCED TO JAIL FOR NOT DISCLOSING CARS, ESTATE IN SALN

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DOF lauds court action, a landmark victory in President’s customs reform program The Revenue Integrity Protection Service (RIPS), the anti-corruption arm of the Department of Finance (DOF), scored a major victory in its anti-corruption drive after a Metropolitan Trial Court Judge found a Customs Examiner guilty of perjury and sentenced her to a prison term, […]

BIR QC ASSISTANT REGIONAL DIRECTOR SUSPENDED FOR FAILURE TO ACCURATELY DECLARE PROPERTIES IN HER SALNs

Posted in: Press Releases- Mar 11, 2014 No Comments

Assistant Regional Director Marina C. De Guzman of the Quezon City Revenue Region No. 7, Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) was found guilty of Simple Neglect of Duty by the Office of the Ombudsman, suspending her for three (3) months without pay. The Department of Finance-Revenue Integrity Protection Service (DOF-RIPS) filed an administrative complaint in […]

CUSTOMS CLERK SUED FOR UNEXPLAINED WEALTH

Posted in: Press Releases- Feb 06, 2014 No Comments

The Revenue Integrity Protection Service (RIPS) of the Department of Finance filed graft charges today with the Office of the Ombudsman against an Administrative Aide of the Bureau of Customs (BOC). In its 15-page complaint, RIPS states that respondent’s cash purchase of a P1,170,000.00 house and lot is grossly disproportionate to her gross monthly salary […]