The camp of President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. has revealed candidates for two high-level positions at the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), which is undoubtedly among the agencies that must perform well if the country is to take its economic benchmarks. return.

President-elect Bongbong Marcos (BBM Media Bureau)


A statement by designated press secretary, attorney Trixie Cruz-Angeles, on Saturday morning, June 18, revealed that Marcos had chosen Lilia Guillermo, former deputy commissioner of the BIR, to head the main tax collection agency of the country as commissioner-designate.

Currently Deputy Governor of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), Guillermo leads BSP’s Office of Technology and Digital Innovation and manages BSP’s Information Technology (IT) Modernization Roadmap from 2018 to 2033 .

Guillermo was cited for successfully implementing the Philippines Tax Informatization Project, which established a modern tax collection system for the BIR and Bureau of Customs (BOC).

“Guillermo’s strong IT background and nearly four decades of service to BIR complement President-elect Marcos’ goal of increasing the country’s revenue through effective tax collection,” the statement said.

Cruz-Angeles said attorney Romeo “Jun” Lumagui Jr. will join Guillermo at BIR as deputy commissioner of operations designate.

“Lumagui is a tax attorney with decades of experience who previously served as Regional Investigations Division Chief for Revenue Region #7B East NCR (National Capital Region),” she said.

Cruz-Angeles added that President-elect Marcos has also appointed Ricardo de Leon, retired deputy director general of the Philippine National Police (PNP), as director general designate of the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA). ).

A member of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) “Matatag” Class of 1971, De Leon is currently President of the Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC).

The SPPC is the premier educational institution for the training, human resource development and continuing education of all police, fire and prison personnel.

With the appointment, De Leon will be part of the president-elect’s security group along with other officials from the ministries of national defence, interior and local government, foreign affairs and justice; the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP); National Bureau of Investigation (NBI); and PNP.

The Marcos camp also announced new cabinet appointees in a statement on Friday.

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