DOF sues ex-BIR lawyer

The Department of Finance (DOF), through its Revenue Integrity Protection Service (RIPS), yesterday filed charges against a former revenue lawyer for failure to declare ownership of real estate property and motor vehicles in his annual Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN)

The BIR lawyer, Erwin Carig Onglengco, has been with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) from 1989 to 2010 but has resigned during the course of the investigation. The case was filed with the Office of the Ombudsman.

“This is DOF-RIPS’ first case filed under the new administration. We plan on filing a case against erring employees from the BIR and Bureau of Customs twice a month. Even erring treasurers will not be spared,” DOF Undersecretary Carlo Carag said.

It was discovered that Onglengco, who earns a modest monthly salary of P22, 397.00, owned five parcels of land in Cainta, including a newly-improved two-door apartment, a 2001 Toyota and a 1999 Mazda Speed, manifesting these properties as out of proportion to his income.

The BIR lawyer has also some land properties that included several residential lots, all located at Green Park Village, San Isidro, Cainta, Rizal. Dino Ng

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