CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, MISAMIS ORIENTAL, July 1 (PIA) -- Opol town in Misamis Oriental gave recognition to its outstanding taxpayers in the municipality during its 61st Charter Day, recently.
During the ceremony, town Mayor Dexter B. Yasay assured the taxpayers that his administration is trying its best that the taxes they pay are put in good use as he encouraged them to take seriously their corporate social responsibilities and take part in the various programs and projects of the municipality.
He also explained to them how important their taxes are in the effort of his administration in reducing poverty.
Meanwhile, Regional Director Esmeralda M. Tabule of the Bureau of Internal Revenue Region 16 (BIRR16) said with the bureau’s initiatives and with the taxpayers’ continued support and cooperation, BIR RR16 is confident that together, we could achieve the ideal and lofty aspiration of a “Bagong Pilipinas (New Philippines).”
According to Tabule, Everyone who is earning income should pay taxes and contribute his/her share in running the government. Patriotism should also be rekindled in our hearts and be manifested through the payment of correct taxes to fund the vital programs of the government.
“We have to ensure a better country not only for the present but also for the future generations to come,” Tabule added.
Further, she said BIR is raising funds for the government through efficient tax collection and the bureau is intensifying its campaign against tax cheats as part of the high profile crackdown on graft by Pres. Benigno Simeon Aquino III and his administration. (PIA-10)