TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol: Showing that the taxman has a lot of heart too, a team of revenue personnel and local volunteers led by Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue Region (RR) No. 7, Quezon City Regional Director Jonas Amora went to the earthquake-stricken province of Bohol on October 31for a relief mission.
The mission included talks with barangay officials, local coordi-nators and affected households on their needs, concerns and extent of devastation, besides the provision of the much-needed relief goods.
The team participated in the packing, loading, transport and distribution of relief goods for 14 of the 21 barangays of Antequera, Bohol, including affected personnel from BIR Revenue District Office No. 84, Tagbilaran City, Bohol. Fourteen volunteers from Amora’s hometown in Anda, Bohol, took part in the relief operations.
The mission covered the barangays of Angilan, Bantolinao, Bicahan, Bitaugan, Bungahan, Can-omay, Celing, Mag-aso, Plaza, Poblacion, Santa Cruz, Santo Rosario, Tupas and Villa Aurora. The relief assistance included a bag of basic needs per household consisting of three kilograms of rice, four cans of corned beef and meat loaf, one pack of biscuits, one family pack of Milo, and one pack of 3-in-1 Nescafe coffee sachets. Bottles of mineral water and 30 capsules of multi-vitamins for each household were also provided. Affected revenue personnel of Bohol were also given token cash assistance.
The mission was carried out after BIR Commissioner Kim Henares pleaded to the bureau’s employees and personnel to share their blessings with the people of Bohol.
The relief assistance came from donations of caring RR 7, Quezon City revenue personnel, Dr. Carlos Lu and concerned friends of Littman Drug & Co.