The Boholano director of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) who was gunned down last Monday dawn wasÂ among those eyed to be promoted asÂ deputy revenue commissioner.
The late Director Jonas Amora of Makati City Revenue District 9 received praises from his superiors and co-government workers during the wake prior his burial at the Arlington Funeral Homes. Former BIR Commissioner Kim Henares was one of those who confirmed the excellent performance of the Boholano BIR director. In fact, he was one of the acknowledged effective revenue collectors of the BIR.
He died on the spot after his Innova service car was ambushed at the corner of Katipunan Avenue andÂ Topsite in Quezon City shortly before 6:00am.Â The car was riddled with 8 bullets while four hit his vital organs, including his heart. He died on the spot.Â He was seated at the passenger’s seat while his driver, Angelito Pineda also sustained several gunshot wounds, and now recuperating in a hospital.
Their car was ambushed by motorcycle riding-in-tandem, the backrider as the trigger man.
Quezon City PNP has completed the sketch of the suspect who was reported monitoring the movement of Amora since he exited from Filinvest Village early Monday morning, trying to avoid the morning traffic jam.
The Boholano BIR official was noted to be consistent in his campaign against tax evaders in the nation’s commercial district of Makati.
The 56-year old Amora is a native of Anda town where he finished his elementary and high school. He was a working student in his college years. He rose from the ranks at the revenue office, starting in his first assignment in Butuan City.
Amora was active leader of a Boholano association, the Anda Manila Residents and Employees Association (AMREA) where he was a former president.Â Described by many as soft spoken, his murder shocked his friends and town mates.
In fact, he hosted the Christmas caroling of Andahanons at his residence two nights before his death. His remains was laid to rest at the Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina City yesterdayÂ Â He is survived by his wife, Leticia, children, Dr. Ivan, Trishia and Karen.