P1-M raised for leads on killing of BIR exec


Posted at Nov 21 2016 05:47 PM

MANILA – The Department of Finance on Monday said another P1 million bounty has been raised for any information that would lead to the arrest of the killers of Bureau of Internal Revenue regional director Jonas Amora.

The DOF said the bounty was from the same individual from the private sector who offered a P1 million reward for information leading to the arrest of the killers of Customs Deputy Commissioner Arturo Lachica last November 17.

Amora, the bureau's director of Revenue Region 8-Makati City, was shot dead by motorcycle-riding assailants along in Quezon City on Monday.

The DOF did not identify the source of the separate cash rewards and said the identity of the would-be informants would also remain strictly confidential.

Meanwhile, the Quezon City Police District has created Special Investigation Task Group Amora.

The group will be headed by Senior Superintendent Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar.

The team will lead the investigation and prosecutorial process to facilitate the immediate resolution of the case.

"Our investigators are doing their best to turn up leads to identify the perpetrators and bring them to justice as soon as possible. With the growing support and cooperation of the community, we hope to elicit witnesses who can give us more information to work on,” Eleazar said.

The BIR, meanwhile, said Amora’s killing will not deter it from doing its job efficiently.

“Commissioner of Internal Revenue Caesar R. Dulay said that the shooting incident will not deter the BIR from doing its work if the intention was to sow fear among BIR employees. He asked all BIR employees to be more vigilant in ensuring their safety,” the BIR said in a statement.