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.
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.
with JING VILLAMENTE