|Profile of Cabinet Secretaries|
Ms. Kim Jacinto Henares
Commissioner, Bureau of Internal Revenue
Kim Jacinto-Henares previously served as BIR deputy commissioner for special concerns during the Arroyo administration. During her stay in the BIR, she headed the "Run After Tax Evaders" (RATE) operation, which attracted the public's attention when cases were filed against celebrities Judy Ann Santos, Regine Velasquez, and Richard Gomez.
She worked for the BIR around the same time that Cesar Purisima, who was part of President Aquino's inner circle, was finance secretary. The BIR is one of the attached agencies of the DOF.
She recently served as senior private sector development specialist at the International Finance Corporation (IFC)/World Bank.