MANILA, Philippines — President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Friday nominated former Deputy Commissioner Lilia Guillermo to head the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).
“Marcos has chosen Lilia C. Guillermo, a former Deputy Commissioner of the BIR, to head the country’s leading tax collection agency as Commissioner-designate,” Marcos Jr. ‘s press secretary-designate Rose Beatrix Cruz-Angeles said in a statement.
Guillermo currently serves as Assistant Governor and Chief Information Officer of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, where she leads the Technology and Digital Innovation Office.
According to Cruz-Angeles, Guillermo’s background in BIR and information technology “complements President-elect Marcos’ objective of boosting the country’s revenue through efficient tax collection.”
Meanwhile, Atty. Romeo Lumagui Jr. was also picked by the incoming president to assume the position of BIR Deputy Commissioner for Operations.