BIR Asst. Revenue District Office Maria Bernadette Mangaoang
URDANETA CITY – Despite the sluggish government funded projects this year as compared to its phenomenally massive implementation last year, the office of the Bureau of Internal Revenue here is still aggressively implementing programs that will boost collection in difference to its goal of P975 million for 2011.
Assistant Revenue District Officer Maria Bernadette Mangaoang said that this tax office under Atty. Beverly Milo continues to impose enforcement of tax laws, intensive conduct of tax mapping operations, Lakbay – Aral sa Barangay (educational tours to villages), tax investigation.
“Pumopukpok kami sa kung ano ang nandiyan na, e!” she disclosed
Revenue District-6 (RD-6) supervises a city and 15 towns in the eastern part of Pangasinan.
Meanwhile, Atty. Milo said that RD-6 became a top performer in the cumulative tax collection in Region 1 from January to April 2011.
She said however that it did not surpass the collection of May last year as against May this year.
“Walang projects ng May, e. You know lahat ng pondo lumabas at that time (2010).
The tax office here was the beneficiaries of mammoth government projects like the P220 million sanitary landfill here, the multi-billion of pesos Re-Regulating Pond in San Manuel town, and others last year.
2010 saw massive government spending on flagship projects of the Arroyo Administration where countless huge bridges, highways, dams, and others were built all over the country. This was capped by the national and local election spending last year where tens of billions of pesos help jacked- up the economy to experience a highest Gross National product of 7.7 percent in the last decade.
GNP this year is predicted by the World Bank to hover by between 4 to 5 percent.