BIR’s Lumagui cleans house: 26 employees removed, 2 suspended for misconduct

In a bid to uphold integrity and professionalism within the government’s largest revenue-generating agency, Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Romeo D. Lumagui Jr. announced the removal of 26 employees and the suspension of two others since last year.

These actions seek to demonstrate the BIR’s commitment to maintaining the highest standards within its ranks.

“As we transform the BIR into an institution of integrity and excellence, we have removed 26 and suspended two erring employees,” Lumagui said.

“Keep in mind that you have no business working for the BIR if you fail to meet our standards for integrity and professionalism,” he added.

According to the tax agency, the dismissed officials were held accountable for a range of serious offenses, including grave misconduct, serious dishonesty, frequent unauthorized absences, falsification of official documents, gross neglect of duty, insubordination, and absence without official leave.

Lumagui also expressed his commitment to conduct regular investigations of BIR officials.

Whenever grounds for dismissal are established, the erring official will be promptly relieved of their duties. In cases where suspension is deemed appropriate, the official in question will face the consequences accordingly, the BIR said.

“We are committed to provide a new BIR to the public. One that has integrity and professionalism,” Lumagui said.

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