RIPS Closes in On Customs Collector’s Illegal Wealth, Sly SALN Tactics

Posted in: Press Releases- Jan 17, 2012 No Comments

The Finance Department’s Revenue Integrity Protection Service (RIPS) steps up its campaign against corruption for 2012 against a Customs official                                                                         Based on the Complaint filed by RIPS with the Office of the Ombudsman on January 12, 2012, SEVELLINO C. TOMOL, Collector of Customs I, Sub-Port of Isabel, Leyte, accumulated unlawful wealth beyond his salary as […]

Revenue officers sued, suspended as RIPS intensifies anti-corruption drive

Posted in: Press Releases- Jan 11, 2012 No Comments

REVENUE officers from the Bureaus of Internal Revenue (BIR) and Customs were sued and ordered suspended by the Finance department as its anti-corruption drive intensifies this 2012.  Customs officers Jaime P. Maglipon, Aniceto Q. Sanchez, Jr., Solomon P. Sumpo, and Alfredo M. Opao, Jr. and BIR revenue officer Emily D.L. Singson were all ordered suspended […]

RIPS Secures Preventive Suspension, Files Raps Versus Unscrupulous BOC Personnel

Posted in: Press Releases- Dec 19, 2011 No Comments

The Department of Finance – Revenue Integrity Protection Service (DOF-RIPS) successfully obtained a recommendation for preventive suspension from the Office of the Ombudsman relative to its complaint filed on April 7, 2006 against four (4) Customs officials, namely: Jaime Maglipon, Chief, Warrant and Motor Vehicle Office (WMVO), Office of the Commissioner, Bureau of Customs (BOC), […]

Finance, BIR and Customs employees sued for unexplained wealth

Posted in: Press Releases- Dec 13, 2011 No Comments

THREE OFFICIALS are the subject of preliminary investigation before the Office of the Ombudsman on charges of Falsification of Official Documents, Perjury, Grave Misconduct, Dishonesty, Gross Neglect of Duty, violations of “Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act” and “Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards of Public Officials and Employees”, and accumulation of unexplained wealth beyond government salary and […]

Cagayan Customs officer sued

Posted in: Press Releases- Dec 01, 2011 No Comments

ANOTHER official of the Bureau of Customs has failed the lifestyle check conducted by the Finance department resulting in criminal and administrative cases against him. Eduardo G. Wong, Customs operations officer IV and acting chief of the assessment division in the Customs office in Cagayan de Oro City, was charged with violations of Republic Act […]

BIR Official’s Manipulative Tactics In SALNs Bears Out, Says Ombudsman

Posted in: Press Releases- Nov 25, 2011 No Comments

The Office of the Ombudsman, in its Order dated 31 May 2011, upheld its Decision dated September 8, 2009, which earlier found Amado Q. Navarro, Chief Revenue Officer IV of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), administratively liable for Dishonesty, Grave Misconduct and violation of Republic Act 6713, also known as the “Code of Conduct […]

Graft charges, suspension ordered against two revenue officials

Posted in: Press Releases- Nov 04, 2011 No Comments

THE REVENUE Integrity Protection Service (RIPS) has scored another set of victories against two revenue employees found by the Office of the Ombudsman as liable for the charges they were accused of. In separate resolutions, the Ombudsman ordered the trial of Customs examiner Dionisito R. Valles for probably violation of Republic Act (RA) No. 3019 […]

Importer sues Customs employee for bribery

Posted in: Press Releases- Oct 13, 2011 Comments Off on Importer sues Customs employee for bribery

A CUSTOMS employee is now facing criminal and administrative charges after an importer, who he allegedly asked for bribe money, sought the help of the Finance department’s anti-corruption unit. Flor Tagle, an import and export consultant for Prima Modas, Inc., has sued Paulino Elevado IV, an administrative aide at the Customs bureau, for violating Republic […]

Customs official sued

Posted in: Press Releases- Aug 19, 2011 Comments Off on Customs official sued

THE FINANCE department has sued a Customs official for allegedly amassing wealth disproportionate to her income and for failing to declare numerous acquisitions in her Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN). In a 17-page complaint filed last Tuesday before the Ombudsman, the Revenue Integrity Protection Service (RIPS), the department’s anti-corruption unit, charged Edita […]

Local treasurers ordered suspended, dismissed

Posted in: Press Releases- Jul 29, 2011 Comments Off on Local treasurers ordered suspended, dismissed

Six local treasurers were either suspended or dismissed by the Finance department after separate findings from the Office of the Ombudsman. In separate endorsements, Finance Undersecretary Carlo A. Carag of the Revenue Operations and Legal Affairs Group ordered the immediate suspension of municipal treasurers Melinda C. Torres and Moises V. Magallona, Jr., and city treasurer […]