Legazpi City — Three family members were massacred on Sunday by a gang inside their Barangay Alongong residence of Libon, Albay.
Police identified the fatalities as Felipe Ongog, 60, a businessman; Arnold Ongog, of legal age; and Imelda Ongog, 33.
The suspects led by gang leader Gilbert Concepcion immediately escaped after the killings.
The gang members are residents of Barangay Molosbolos, Libon, according to Senior Supt. Marlo Meneses, Albay provincial police director, who added that the killing occurred at about 8:40 a.m.
Meneses said about nine armed suspects led by Concepcion arrived and barged into the house of the victims who they suspected of giving information to the police on the presence of Concepcion’s brother, Ramson, in the area.
Ramson was killed in a firefight with combined operatives of different units of the Philippine National Police Bicol regional office in an encounter on Friday.
Meneses added that Concepcion blamed the death of his brother on the Ongogs and killed them for revenge.
The Albay police chief said the Concepcion Gang is into robbery-holdup and involved in the murder of Nelson Morales, former city engineer of Makati City.
The gang, he added, was also involved in the massacre of the Sasota family that allegedly gave information on the presence of Concepcion’s group in the area.
Meneses said that before forming the gang, Concepcion used to be a member of the Civilian Auxiliary Army who was later commissioned as a regular member of the Philippine Army.