BIR Commissioner Henares gets Lieutenant Colonel rank

Bureau of Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim Jacinto-Henares is now a Lieutenant Colonel under Philippine Air Force. National Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief-of-Staff Lieutenant General Hernando DCA Iriberri attach the symbols of a Lieutenant Colonel to Commissioner Henares today.

“Kim Sy Jacinto Henares, commissioner of Bureau of Internal Revenue, was commissioned as the latest addition to Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Reserve Force when she donned her rank,” the military said.

During her donning of ranks ceremony at Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo this morning, Captain Eric E. Dimaculangan (Res), Acting Executive Director of Bureau of Immigration was promoted to the rank of Major.

Dimaculangan is also a Reservist Officer of AFP under the Medical Administrative Corps of Philippine Air Force.

The Army Reserve Command (ARESCOM or RESCOM) was enacted through Republic Act 7077, also known as the “Armed Forces of the Philippines Reservist Act.” It gives the base to the extension of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in the occasion of war, invasion or rebellion, to help assist in relief and amid disasters or calamities, to help with socioeconomic development and to help with the operation and upkeep of key government or private utilities in the assistance of general mission.