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Makati tax chief killed in Quezon City

Driver of slain BIR regional director survives ambush

Updated

By Francis Wakefield

The regional director of the Bureau of Internal Revenue in Makati City was shot dead while his driver was seriously hurt after being ambushed by two motorcycle-riding assailants in Quezon City on Monday morning, November 21.

Jonas Amora, 55, died on the spot aboard his white Toyota Innova (EBZ-502). He is the regional director II of the BIR Revenue Region 8, based in Makati.

His driver, 50-year-old Angelito Pineda, was brought to the hospital.

A SOCO inspects a vehicle belonging to BIR Regional Director Jonas Amora of Makati City Revenue Region 8, who was shot to death in his car at the intersection of C5/Katipunan and Maj. Santos Dizon St. in Quezon City. His driver, Angelito Pineda, was injured and was taken to hospital. MB PHOTO/FEDERICO CRUZ

A SOCO inspects a vehicle belonging to BIR Regional Director Jonas Amora of Makati City Revenue Region 8, who was shot to death in his car at the intersection of C5/Katipunan and Maj. Santos Dizon St. in Quezon City. His driver, Angelito Pineda, was injured and was taken to hospital. MB PHOTO/FEDERICO CRUZ

Quezon City police director, Senior Supt. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar, cited initial reports he received in saying the incident took place at the corner of Major Dizon Street, near Katipunan Avenue, Barangay Escopa 2 in Quezon City at about 5:02 a.m.

Amora and driver Pineda were en route to Makati City when two armed male suspects aboard a motorcycle of unknown plate number cut their path and fired at them several times.

The helmet-wearing suspects immediately fled.

Among items recovered from the crime scene are 10 pieces of fired cartridge cases of caliber 9mm, one deformed fired bullet, two defored fired bullet jackets, a deformed lead core and P366,750 in cash.

Amora’s body was brought to Quiogue Funeral Homes for autopsy.

“So far we are still determining if the killing has something to do with his job as BIR regional chief or maybe personal,” Eleazar said.

A special investigation task group has been formed to probe the killing.

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  • freedomloverboy

    I feel bad for these BIR and Customs dudes being gunned down. No one really feels sorry for them.

  • txslim55

    why was he carrying p366,750 in cash, maybe payola an they forgot to take it

  • Sam DeAsis

    The other day a custom official gunned down in Sampaloc/Espana street. Now, a BIR. We are not sure who are behind all these and why. But these might be tell-tale signs or warnings and many like people are now watching their backs and cannot sleep soundly esp.if they see that clip where PDU30 said: ” I hate drugs and corruption!!!” Buhay nga naman: mayaman ka nga di naman makatulog! lol.