BIR official gunned down


FINANCE Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd denounced the killing on Wednesday of another Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) official as he sought the assistance of law enforcement agencies in finding those behind the slay.

Albert Enriquez, chief of the assessment division of the BIR Revenue District Office 28, was shot dead at 7:29 a.m. by an unidentified man after he got out of his white Hyundai Santa Fe in front of Ambianza Apartelle, near his office on West Avenue in Quezon City.

MORNING KILLING Funeral parlor attendants carry the body of Alberto Enriquez. PHOTO BY RUY L. MARTINEZ

The assailant and another man sped off on a motorcycle. The rider at the back of the motorcycle shot Enriquez, 49, once on the head with a handgun, killing him on the spot, police said.

“To the family of Mr. Enriquez, my deepest condolences on their loss,” Dominguez said in a statement.

“We strongly condemn the killing of Mr. Enriquez and call on the Philippine National Police and the National Bureau of Investigation to find the perpetrators behind this heinous act and bring them to justice soon enough,” he added.

The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) director, Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar, immediately formed a Special Investigation Task Group (SITG) to investigate the murder.

The QCPD chief will head the task group “SITG Enriquez,” assisted by an eight-member team.

Earlier, a BIR director and an official of the Bureau of Customs (BoC) were killed by unknown assailants in separate incidents.

Jonas Amora, director of BIR Revenue Region 8 covering Makati City, was killed on Katipunan Avenue in Quezon City by unidentified motorcycle-riding men last November 21.

Customs Deputy Commissioner Arturo Lachica was on his way home on November 17 to Caloocan City aboard his Toyota Altis with two BoC contractual employees—his driver Romulo Dumaua and bodyguard Ramon Hernandez—when he was attacked by a suspect wearing a mask.



Please follow our commenting guidelines.

1 Comment

  1. dating kriminal on

    Criminal investigators can sectionalize, localize, and isolate who are responsible people or group, based on what cases Mr. Enriquez has been working on, and that would be the easy part. However, getting a conviction and sending somebody to jail is not an easy tasks for government lawyers because there are so many unseen and unknown factors that can impede, or change the outcome of the case. Filipinos are very unique in so many ways and our justice system are very unique as well, because there are so many variables and elements involved when a judge decides the fate of a case brought before his/her court. Here is the bottom line: Senators and Congressmen / women are not the only government officials that can make extra income; the court Judges are capable, as well.
    And who is the loser in this scenario? the victim, the kawawa victim.