Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Corrupt BIR Official Romeo Naranjo and Examiner Jaime de Guzman



bir romeo naranjoI received the following information this morning regarding allegedly corrupt practices by BIR Revenue District Officer Romeo E. Naranjo (pictured right) and BIR Examiner Jaime de Guzman. News articles reveal that Naranjo was criminally charged by the justice department for graft and corrupt practices in 2006.  Naranjo apparently has since been reassigned to RDO 84 - Tagbilaran City, Bohol.

The message I received, reads as follows:


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Subject: Corrupt BIR RDO 84 Romeo Naranjo
From: ****** ************


To Mr David Eric Poarch:


Publish this email in your blog and spread to all:

Sir, before you delete this as spam, please read this first. The objective here is to warn as many people about a certain corrupt official. I am forced to do this to the point of desperation because the officials here in Cebu totally ignore my complaint, and this official is very well connected with powerful backers. So please bear with me!

Many businesses have been victimized by this very corrupt, vile, greedy worst of the worst scum of the government. Of course do not believe all these press release you hear about this official overachieving his collection targets. They come at the expense of extortion from businesses. ROMEO NARANJO was indicted for a TAX ANOMALY IN 2006 while serving as Quezon City RDO. Google Search: Romeo Naranjo. We all wonder why was he not put in jail or let alone FIRED. It seems politicians only engage in empty slogans like WALANG MAHIRAP. WALANG CORRUPT. The lesson here is that even if you are a corrupt criminal, you can get away with a slap in the wrist if you have powerful friends! Romeo Naranjo was assigned to a plum job as RDO in Tagbilaran, Bohol in March 2010 by Regional Director Jose Tan. If you do more research Romeo Naranjo and Jose Tan are both from Zamboanga. Talk about patronage. These businesses have been extorted TENS OF MILLIONS OF PESOS. One resort in Panglao, Bohol owned by a foreigner has been extorted 5 MILLION PESOS for ALLEGED DEFICIENCIES. NO RECEIPT . One hardware business based in Jagna, Bohol was assessed NINE MILLION PESOS. The business settled for 3 MILLION PESOS to avoid being padlocked. NO RECEIPT. I could go on and on, and this email will be full of allegations. But this is not mere innuendo or blind accusation. But this guy is smart, Mr. Naranjo rarely allows his hands be caught in the cookie jar. He has has a trusted protege and accomplice, examiner Jaime de Guzman, also from Zamboanga. Jaime de Guzman is always the examiner entrusted to do the surveillance, and make the assessment. For smaller extortions less than ONE MILLION, Mr. Naranjo just let his side kick, Mr. Jaime de Guzman do the the stealing. Apparently ONE MILLION is just chicken feed for him. It means they all operate as a mafia style extortion syndicate. This information has come out because many businesses are too afraid to come out and expose these blood suckers. This is not unsubstantiated allegation. If you don't believe me. Read links below. It was even reported in The Philippine Daily Inquirer.

You can do you more research. You may be the next target of this criminal. Ignore this at your own peril. If you have friends in high places, please relay this complaint to them. If not, then I will just have to bear this alone. Complain to your congressman or the media! Below are links to news articles.

Please pass to all. In the name of public interest.

From Philippine Star by Jarius Bondoc:

"Still on the BIR, in 2006 the justice department charged three-dozen revenue officers with graft. Allegedly they criminally lowered realty tax assessments of land transferees. Among those charged were Clavelina Nacar, Jonas Amora and Romeo Naranjo of BIR-Quezon City, and Gerardo Florendo of BIR-Laguna.

In 2009 then-BIR chief Sixto Esquivias shipped out Nacar to Bulacan, Amora to Pangasinan, Naranjo to Bohol, and Florendo to Baguio."


Source: http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=567837&publicationSubCategoryId=64

From Philippine Daily Inquirer by Cynthia Balana:

"FORTY-FIVE criminal and 85 administrative charges will be filed against 59 officials and employees of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and local registries of deeds in connection with real property transfer anomalies involving at least P104.14 million in unpaid taxes to the government.

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To be slapped with criminal and administrative charges are Quezon City Register of Deeds Elbert Quilala and registry official Carlo Alcantara.

Also to be charged are BIR assistant commissioner Nora Tamayo, who is now retired, and revenue officers Teresita Castillo, Estellito Sangalang, Victor Salinas, Cecilia Quidayen, Clavelina Nacar, Johannes Mercado, Jonas DP. Amora, Romeo Naranjo, Belen Occena, Roderick Ranches, Erlinda Miranda and Araceli Flores."


Source: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/metroregions/view/20061110-31840/59_BIR%2C_registry_officials_face_raps_for_%91tax_anomaly%92


THE PEOPLE MUST KNOW. PLEASE HELP REMOVE THIS CORRUPT OFFICIAL. FIGHTING EVIL MAY COME DOWN TO ONE GOOD MAN. BE THAT MAN.


Yours Sincerely,

****** ************

23 comments:

madel said...

i was at BIR this week! oh my god they are so lazy! 1st day, i ask one of the staff, the one who's assistiNg people for the requirements. He is sitting beside the entrance of bir. He is an old man ages 50. he's wearing reading glass. I forgot his name He should know his job but sad to know that he wasn't able to answer what im asking about the requirements. Then he sent me to a woman sitting on ATP counter. Oh my god! I asked her about the requirements and she gave me wrong information. I was really pissed! She was unfriendly entertaining me. I went back again and complain that they gave me wrong information and told them if whats going on of giving me wrong information. I have a lawyer which i can ask about processing business permit. I went there and ask why BIR dont even know what they are doing. My lawyer, his secretary and DTI staff in tagbilaran bohol told me that they are really like that, its very complicated to talk to them. 3rd day, i went again around 8:30am but they told me that they ran out of number because they can only entertain 50 people per day. I was there a couple of days and saw them doing nothing in the afternoon. lazy asses! I ask the guard and finally he refer me to ms. susan. I was so happy that ms susan was able to answer my question. Bir in bohol really sucks! they let me go back and forth and nothing happen at all. They should change the staff. we're paying them because we people of the philippines paying tax. they should give us good service. lazy lazy lazy!! stupid! so pissed! I'll go back there tomorrow and its gonna be my 4th day and i hope this will work out. poor philippines! most of the government agencies are really like this. corrupt and lazy! welcome to the philippine! complicated country!

Anonymous said...

Dapat talaga tanggalin ang kurakot na buaya mga yan! Ganyan talaga dito sa Pinas pag may makapangyarihan sa likod mo. Ok na. Tingnan nyo lang ano nangyari kay General Carlos Garcia. From plunder charge to minor tax evasion. Ano ba yan! Dapat ito si Jaime de Guzman at Romeo Naranjo. Ipasalvage! Sino ba taga Mindanao rito?

Anonymous said...

what a f***ked up country! The crooks and the rapists (Carlos Garica, Hubert Webb, TonyBoy Lejano) get away because they can buy their way out, while the ordinary citizen gets harrassed for minor infractions like sidewalk vending. Romeo Naranjo's case is another example of egregious criminal acts being left off the hook. This dirt back should have been in jail!

Anonymous said...

Hey David I do applaud you for all the admiration you have for our country but I would caution you with articles like this. The person you've mentioned on this article might know you are spotlighting his wayward ways and God forbid target you. Just a friendly advise cause the Philippines, just as many corrupt people are in this country, there is just as many heartless killer are therein

Anonymous said...

most of the filipino officials are very corrupt! some started at very young age like jane censoria cajes who was the former sk national president. the bad thing these corrupt officials are free!

Read the link from the Philippine Star:
http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=623093&publicationSubCategoryId=68

Anonymous said...

According to Transparency International, the Philippines ranked 139th in the Corruption Perception Index (CPI). Way below our supposedly corrupt neighbors like Vietnam 110th and Indonesia 116th. The Philippines is tied with Third World Basketcases like Bangladesh, Nigeria, Togo and Honduras! In 2010, the Philippines CPI turned for the worse, this despite the election of the supposedly anticorrupt Noynoy Aquino.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corruption_Perceptions_Index

http://dateline.ph/2010/11/03/rp-corruption-rating-worsens-transparency-international/

Anonymous said...

It seems Romeo Naranjo is up to his old corrupt ways again. I do not know about corrupt side kick, Jaime de Guzman. But as former QC resident, I heard many stories of this scoundrel getting fat from bribes and plain shakedown from businessman. Romeo Naranjo and his gang of thieves, pocketed at least 5 M-10M from Filinvest.

Anonymous said...

P-Noy is surrounded by sycophants. He is incapable of disciplining his subordinates. He does not have the courage to fire people who are corrupt or incompetent because they contributed heavily to his campaign. "Matuwid na Daan" is an utter joke. If I were P-Noy, I would fire the BIR and BOC chiefs and subject all RDO to performance evaluation by their jurisdiction. P-Noy shows us he is weak and ineffective.

Anonymous said...

NoyNoy appointee Virginia Torres is unqualified and has several cases before the Ombudsman.

http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=448031&publicationSubCategoryId=64

Anonymous said...

BIR Policy is to ignore graft as long as quota is met.
http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=448031&publicationSubCategoryId=64

Anonymous said...

http://ph.linkedin.com/pub/jaime-de-guzman/15/39/654

Anonymous said...

its not just the office of the bir that sucks. Even if you go to the civil service office, you will find the worst scenario.

Anonymous said...

This is a rampant practice in all BIR districts. In Pasig, their going rate for small businesses as of 2011 is 200k or 10% of gross. Highway robbery!!!

Anonymous said...

Another corrupt Examiner: Revenue Officer MR. REMEGIO NOBLEFRANCA of BIR RD#83 in Talisay City, Cebu.
If you are under RD#83, you wont miss this filthy creature. Halos everyday siya ang Officer of the Day at lantaran ang paghingi niya ng money kahit nasa desk siya. I was there when he was the officer of the day and i can see other people lining up waiting for their turn and he asked for money from me kahit rinig pa sa ng mga tao naka pila sa likod ko.
Sa ilalim ng BIR branch na yan ay Mcdo. Nandun yan usually 8-9am to meet small business owners na inofferan nya ng "tulong" daw.
I've heard bata daw sya ng revenue director of the same branch. Kung nasan ang director nato andun din sya. partners in crime kung baga.
Kung ako NPA, ito na cguro ang number 1 sa list ko.
Im trying to find a photo of this guy to post here but i cant find one on the net. There should be a website dedicated to shame this corrupt government official. At least when their kids see photos of their father/mother on the website, they can ask them where their nice food, toys,etc. come from. just my 2 cents.

Anonymous said...

relax guys.. dont put the law at your own hands.. especially for the people who are saying they should be salvaged or what so ever. control your temper.. u look like an uneducated person.

Anonymous said...

this is my first time to visit this blog but it's very interesting , especially the topics about corrupt govt. officials. di na bago ito cancer na ito sa Pilipinas ano ba ang pinakamataas na level ng cancer yon na. Wala ng gamot.... : (

Anonymous said...

Right now I'm being milk for 4 consecutive years by corrupt officials from RD034 here in Manila. No matter what right papers you submit, they always find something to harass you with. The gall of these f**ing thieves is that they even have a mindset that every year extortion should be higher than the previous coz of cost of living daw has also increase. They don't believe that there is up & downs in business, basta you have to pay higher every time. I think it's much cheaper to have them send to the other side... Grrrrrr

Anonymous said...

I also know of a businessman who was subjected to extortion by BIR auditors. They demanded about P500,000 as business income tax to be paid, only $350,000 gets a receipt. Obviously, P150K has been shared by cohorts. Mind you, the businessman was willing to pay the actual tax, which was about P500K, but he was threatened that it would eventually result to P800K tax. So what do you do?

Popperpott said...

Why bother looking like an uneducated man when you are talking to an animal. They don't know because they don't understand and will never understand.  I wish they all have cancer and die. bwahahaha. nah, just joking. We have been feeding animals for years and they grew stronger every year, their claws were sharper and their fangs were longer, they'd probably sabotage your business if there were not enough food. The sad thing is we, uneducated man, can't do anything about it. You can't tell us what to say and what not to, We were victims, what do you expect? I'm sorry, but I assume you were related to one of them that's why can say those.  We are not talking of just hundreds of thousands here, but millions. If you were in the shoes of those people giving their best, working hard for the company and being robbed, you probably would have said worst than those who wrote here.

bsngrl said...

I am a businesswoman .. and it gives so much stress about this LOA which i have received from the bir makati .... it was actually my first time ... my accountant who left me put mark in my back .. as a tax payer i must admit that i have fault too ... that i should know all the rules of bir... pero ago magagawa ko ... from legal to dole .. to doh ... ngayon naman bir... kaya nga tayo naghihire ng accountant to do their responsibility sa company na pinapasukan nil a ..... ang hirap na isisisi sa taxpayer ang mali ng accountant (wish ko hinde sila magkasabwat ng bir officer) pero ok na willing naman ako magbayad dahil problem ko nga hinde ako nagaral yang mga forms na yan .. lumalabas na figure is 500k .. jun na ba kalakaran sa bir? pin aka lowest 500k? tapos para 200k declare then kupit ng examiner 300k .. kasi 3 sila maghahati hati pati visor nil a... sana amnesty na lang para mawala mga ganito .. kawawa naman tayong maliliit na companies.... 

panot said...

Maraming corrupt kaya maraming mahirap sa Pilipinas, taon-taon na lang maraming examiner na naglalaway, di pa nga tapos ang 2012, me audit agad para daw sa VAT, kaya maraming bwisit na negosyo, pano dadami ang trabaho, ang hirap magnegosyo sa dami ng buwaya sa Pilipinas

panot said...

Grabe corruption sa BIR Pasay, nung panahon ni GLoria 25,000 lang hingian, nung panahon ni P-noy, yumabang at lumakas loob, ipasasara daw ang business mo pag di ka nagbigay, 2.5 Million ang hinihingi, itong Examiner na Arnold Rase na ito, balita ko nakapagpatayo pa ng school sa Mindanao. Yan ba ang ituturo nya sa iskwelahan nya, corruption

panot said...

Maraming corrupt kaya maraming mahirap, the best way para mawala ang corruption, palitan lahat ng empleyado sa BIR

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