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Thursday, May 5, 2022

BIR-Butuan announces first batch of raffle draw winners


BUTUAN CITY -- Prizes await for the first batch of winners of the "Resibo Mo, Panalo Ko!" raffle draw of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) - Revenue District Office (RDO) 103 in Butuan City, which was announced Wednesday, May 4.

Entries comprise of submitted receipts/sales invoices issued by establishments/businesses in the province of Agusan del Norte and Butuan City, which make up the areas covered by RDO 103.

One lucky winner will receive PhP2,000 worth of gift certificate, while 10 others will receive limited edition BIR freebies.

For the first batch of winners, Joceline Manulat of the municipality of Nasipit bagged the grand prize while the following received BIR mugs:
Bartolome Larita - Lower Boundary, Carmen
Reyna B. Mejio - Guingona Subdivision, Brgy. J. P. Rizal, Butuan City
Emmanuel E. Gimena, Jr. - Municipality of Carmen
Liza Suyago
Ernesta Opalia - Ipil Road Extension, Butuan City (2 entries)
Leah Mae Simbajon - Brgy. Bancasi, Butuan City (2 entries)
Rita Antepuerta - Brgy. Baan Km. 3, Butuan City
Nolito Cubillas - Emenville Subdivision, Brgy. Ambago, Butuan City

Since its launching on April 7, 2022, hundreds of entries have been submitted to the RDO and revenue collection offices (RCOs) across the province. Revenue District Officer Atty. Dante E. Tan thanked the public's support for their raffle promo.


"I am overwhelmed... by the support of the taxpaying public of RDO 103 - Butuan City for participating in our raffle promo. It shows that taxpayers in Butuan City are very supportive," he said.

RDO 103 launched the raffle draw to encourage the consuming public of Butuan City and Agusan del Norte to ask for receipts/sales invoices in every transaction or purchase they make.

"In that way, it will compel our taxpayers to issue receipts everytime they sell, so that when they file their income tax or value-added tax returns, they will be able to declare the correct figures and pay the correct [amount of] taxes," Tan added.  
The "Resibo Mo, Panalo Ko!" also forms part of RDO 103's initiative supporting BIR's Taxpayers' Awareness Program (TAP), which aims to enhance voluntary compliance of taxpayers by keeping them informed all the time regarding updates in tax administration through the conduct of information dissemination activities. 

The raffle draw will run until December 2022, but will continue based on the demand and/or participation of the public.

Tan also called on taxpayers to extend their support to all the endeavors of the office.

"I would like to appeal to our dear taxpayers to participate not only in this program, but in all our endeavors. We consider you as partners in nation-building," the official said.

Those interested may drop their entries to the dropbox located at the RDO 103, J. Rosales Avenue, Butuan City, or in nearby RCOs. (DMNR/PIA-Caraga)