Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Director Roger A. De Dios (center) discussed the importance of close coordination between the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the Department of Interior and Local Government on collecting mining taxes and fees in the Province of Eastern Samar during a mining stakeholders’ forum conducted in Brgy. Lupok, Guiuan, Eastern Samar on July 19.
District Revenue Officer Josephine B. Catamco of BIR and Atty. Christopher R. Coles (seated right) Provincial Legal Officer of Eastern Samar attended the activity with representatives from the Local Government Units, Provincial Police Office – Eastern Samar, Small-scale Mining and Quarry Operators and members of the Alliance of Responsible Miners of Region-8 (ARMOR-8).