CAMP AGUINALDO, Quezon City – 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 this morning (July 13) here.

Henares was conferred with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel under the Philippine Air Force at a ceremony in Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City at around 7:30 a.m. (July 13).

Henares was appointed BIR Commissioner in July 2010. She is a gun enthusiast, collector and a shooter herself.

Prior to her appointment as head of the BIR, Henares served as BIR deputy commissioner under the Arroyo Administration. She spearheaded the “Run After Tax Evaders” (RATE) operation, which led to cases being filed against major tax evaders.

During the same ceremony, Captain Eric E. Dimaculangan (Res), Acting Executive Director of Bureau of Immigration, was promoted to the rank of Major. He is also a Reservist Officer of AFP under the Medical Administrative Corps of Philippine Air Force.