PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — UNDERSECRETARY Renato Ebarle Sr. cried when he personally handed the half of the P1 million reward to the unidentified informant who reportedly gave all the information that led to the arrest of Jason Ivler who allegedly killed his son in Quezon City.
Ebarle, who was the undersecretary of the Presidential Management Staff, personally handed the P500,000 cash coming from the Office of the President to the informant whose face was covered with bonnet.
Ebarle also announced that the late Press Secretary Cerge Remonde was “very instrumental” in the release of the P.5 million reward.
“Hindi ko ine-expect na andito ako. Hindi ko ine-expect na haharap ako dito hindi bilang government official kundi ama ng biktima,” said Ebarle as he shed tears during a press conference at the National Bureau of Investigation yesterday afternoon.
NBI Director Nestor Mantaring told reporters that the other P500,000 coming from the Philippine National Police is expected to be given to the said informant on Monday during the regular flag-raising ceremony at the National Capital Region Police Office headquarters in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig.
“Andito ako para personal na magpasalamat sa informant at sa mga ahente ng NBI na tumulong para sa matagumpay na pag-aresto kay (Jason) Ivler,” Ebarle said.
“I would like to express my gratitude to the President for raising the reward and, of course, the late Press Sec. Remonde who was always there during my darkest time. He is one of the Malacañang officials who helped me sought the President’s approval for the P500,000 reward,” the official added.