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Cash in slain BIR exec’s car intended for scholars

The more than P300,000 cash found by the police inside the car of slain Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Director Jonas DP Amora did not come from questionable sources as suggested by some quarters including the media.

It belonged to a foundation based in Bohol and earmarked for its scholars enrolled in various elementary and high schools in Anda town, the birthplace of Amora.

Revenue officials and Bohol residents who declined to be named said the money was raised by Amora and other members of the Anda Manila Residents and Employees Association (AMREA).

Amora was supposed to deposit the fund in the bank when he was ambushed and killed by still unidentified gunmen in Quezon City last week.

Amora’s facebook account showed him singing with former Anda Mayor Dodong Amper during the fund raising gathering held just days before he was assassinated.

An AMREA official said Amora was full of energy and vigorous in discussing social and economic projects like the construction of a water system in Anda known for its pure white beach.

The Department of Finance has offered R1 million reward to a witness who can identify leading to the arrest of the motor-riding suspects. (Jun Ramirez)