Around 470 employees from the DOF under probe due to corruption

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AROUND 470 employees from different offices of the Department of Finance (DOF) are under investigation for probable involvement in the issue of corruption.

Even the offices under the DOF did not escape the corruption probe.

The employees from the different DOF offices are under investigation by the DOF’s Revenue Integrity Protection Service (RIPS).

In a report received by DOF Secretary Carlos Dominguez III from DOF Undersecretary Bayani Agabin, 58 cases have already been filed with the Office of the Ombudsman, Civil Service Commission and other quasi-judicial bodies from July 2016 up to December 2021.

Among these include employees from the Bureau of Customs (BOC), Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Bureau of Local Government Finance, Bureau of Treasury and the Insurance Commission.

According to Agabin, more than half or 55 percent of the 468 employees investigated upon came from the BOC, while 38 percent came from the BIR.

He said that from July 2016 up to February 2022, 16 employees were dismissed from service, while 10 employees were proven guilty of various criminal charges.

There were also 35 employees who were suspended, nine were reprimanded and seven employees were ordered to pay fines from the charges leveled against them.

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