By Mortz C. Ortigoza
URDANETA CITY – The top executive of the Bureau of Internal Revenue in Eastern Pangasinan wished each of the government departments in the Philippines has a training institute just like in Mainland China.
|Eastern Pangasinan Bureau of Internal Revenue's top honcho|
lawyer Maria Isabel Utit poses with Social Security System
Chairman Amado D. Valdez during the latter visit at the
Revenue District Office-6 in Urdaneta City, Pangasinan.
Lawyer Maria Isabel Utit, the Revenue District Office-6 Chief based here, observed that each Ministry, equivalent to a government department in the Philippines, in China has a training institute. Each of the training institute, she elaborated, is like a university that has a campus. Aside from administration building, she cited that inside the campus it has classroom buildings like testing center, hotel, infirmary, restaurant, canteen, a mini-grocery, and gymnasium.
She said the gymnasium of the training institute when she attended late last year the “Seminar on Tax Administration and Taxpayer Service for Developing Countries II in 2006” held in Beijing, People’s Republic of China.
“It has an Olympic standard sports facilities like swimming pool, oval grounds, table tennis, body building gym, lawn tennis, volleyball court, basketball court, etcetera where training participants can avail of for free. Participants are accommodated in the institute's hotel and meals were served at each of the restaurants which can be rated as three- stars hotel.”