Reward raised to get killer of BIR official PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 13 March 2011 17:21

The Bureau of Internal Revenue on Friday said that BIR officials and personnel have raised some P500,000, part of which will be given as a reward to anybody who can lead to the capture of the gunman who shot and killed Marcelino L. Yap, revenue district officer of Marikina City, and a native of Malangas, Zamboanga Sibugay, last Feb. 17.

BIR Commissioner Kim S. Jacinto-Henares said that part of the P500,000  will be given as reward by the BIR provided that the gunman is captured alive. The rest will be made as  scholarship fund for the minor children of the slain BIR official.

“The amount we are given may not be that considerable  but we hope that it would help in any way not only the family of our fallen colleague but also in the capture of the culprit,” Henares said.
She added that the fund- raising was initiated by the revenue personnel themselves.

“The funds contributed showed that the entire BIR family is one in spirit with the bereaved family of RDO Yap. We are condemning this senseless killing,” she said.

Yap was shot five times while he was about to enter the premises of his office at  Revenue District Office No. 45-Marikina City. His presence of mind led to the identification of the owner of the motorcycle used by the killer.

The slain BIR revenue district officer is the brother of Pastor Berlie Yap, who writes a column (Today’s Manna) for Daily Zamboanga Times. — RTDC