What is RIPS?

The Revenue Integrity Protection Service (RIPS) is the anti-corruption arm of the Department of Finance created by Executive Order 259 (December 17, 2003). Pursuant to EO 259, RIPS is empowered to investigates allegations of corruption in the Department of Finance and its attached agencies such as the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Bureau of Customs, the Bureau of Local Government Finance, Bureau of Treasury, Central Board of Assessment Appeals, the Insurance Commission, the National Tax Research Center, the Fiscal Incentives Review Board, and the Privatization and Management Office. RIPS then files the necessary charges against erring officials and employees with the proper government agencies (e.g., Office of the Ombudsman).

For a corruption free goverment, citizens are encouraged to actively participate in eradicating corruption in Government.

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