The Bureau of Internal Revenue has issued a warning to storeowners against bogus or fake BIR personnel who claim that they are authorized to conduct surveillance, a government press release said.
“What the storeowners can do is to ask for the identification cards of these people, as well as for the authorization from BIR offices," Revenue Deputy Commissioner Celia King said.
She added that it will be helpful if storeowners or their personnel can photocopy the IDs and the authority letter from the head office.
SM eyes other areas, too
ShoeMart is looking for other areas for its expansion in Bacolod City, aside from the 7.7-hectare property of the Negros Occidental provincial government, Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Frank Carbon said yesterday.
Carbon said ShoeMart, aside from planning to expand in the area where it is located, and possibly offering to buy city government owned adjacent property, is also looking at other areas in Bacolod.
He said, a ShoeMart official informed him that they may even bid for the lease of the Paglaum Sports Complex property in Bacolod City.
219 kilos of ‘hot meat’
The Task Force Botagoy of the Bacolod City government has destroyed 219.60 kilos of suspected hot meat confiscated its members from 10 meat vendors since January to June 2011, Rex Juplo, acting city veterinary officer, said yesterday.
Juplo said they have conducted surveillance operations and these led to the confiscation of meat without proper label and branding and these were destroyed by pouring gasoline on them at the city’s new slaughterhouse.
He said they have been campaigning against selling and buying “hot meat” because it is dangerous for the health and can cause food poisoning.