By Jun Ramirez
President Duterte has rehired recently-retired Deputy Commissioner for Operations Nestor S. Valeroso of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to avail of the latter’s expertise and boost the chances of the agency of meeting its P1.8 trillion goal for the year.
Valeroso was appointed as special assistant to Revenue Commissioner Caesar R. Dulay, retaining his old title deputy commissioner.
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez sworn in the other night the returning revenue official with instruction to immediately start working.
It was the finance chief who told Manila Bulletin editors and reporters during a round-table discussions last month that the President wanted to retain the services of Valeroso.
He rose from the rank starting as a clerk at the revenue district office in Butuan City to become deputy commissioner 40 years later.
He authored several tax measures that enhanced tax collection efforts like tax mapping, oplan kandado and bench marking.
Insiders disclosed that Valeroso’s new job will not only be limited to “advising” and “assisting” but will play a crucial rule running the agency’s operations.