20 crooks with secret wealth dismissed from DOF agencies
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The Department of Finance has secured dismissal orders and other sanctions on 20 erring employees of its attached agencies Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF), Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), and Bureau of Customs (BOC) after their anomalies were discovered and proven in court.
In a statement, the agency said decisions handed down by the Office of the Ombudsman and the Civil Service Commission from January to September 2017 have resulted in the conviction of these employees with Grave Misconduct and Serious Dishonesty.
The cases stem from the non-declaration of owned properties in their annual Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) reports.
Among the high-ranking officials dismissed from the service are Judith Pacana, the chief revenue officer of BIR in Iligan City; Visitacion Difuntorum, Customs Operations Officer V of the BOC; and Ester Grafil Sese, an Administrative Aide at the BOC, to name a few.
The crackdown was made possible via the agency’s Revenue Integrity Protection Service (RIPS).