Family of 5 massacred in Laguna, one survives


CAMP PACIANO RIZAL, Philippines — A family of five, including a two-month-old baby, was hacked to death in San Pablo City in Laguna in a massacre that left an eight-year-old girl as the sole survivor.

Victims Bay Rendon Jr., 40, his wife Maricel, 24, and their two-month daughter, Marijoy died instantly, while their two children, Jay-em,7, and Jomari, 5, died in the hospital Thursday morning.

Their eight-year old daughter, Margie, survived the attack and was able to identify the suspect.

Senior Superintendent Gilbert Cruz, Laguna police director, in a text message, said the massacre happened around 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday while the family was asleep inside their bamboo hut in the remote village of Sta. Filomena.

The suspect was the victims’ neighbor, identified as Ernie Tambuong, 19, a farmer.

“The victims sustained multiple hack wounds from a scythe, mostly in the arms and head. The baby was hacked on her forehead,” said city police chief Supt. Ferdinand de Castro in a phone interview.

De Castro said Margie sustained a hack wound in her left chest but was able to escape and seek help from their relatives in the village.

Police arrested Tambuong in his home at around 1 a.m. Thursday.

De Castro said the suspect was drunk when he carried out the massacre.

In his statement to the police, Tambuong said he went after Rendon, also a farmer, who accused him of hacking the victims’ horses and threatened to hurt him.

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  • ricky

    Itumba na yan!

  • Felix

    Nakakalungkot na balita. Bakit nangyayari ang ganyan?

  • Edzel

    Daming sira ulo ngayon. Uso yata talaga ang mga sira ulo. Dala ba ito sa paglalaro ng mga video games?

    • Anonymous

      Video games?

      This is one of the misconceptions widely spread by the media. Children and people typically can distinguish between a game and reality. It’s those who already have mental issues that are typically swayed by video games and for that, any other factors (drugs, alcohol, TV, movies, newspapers) to commit crimes.

      You may watch an episode of the Penn and Teller: “BS” episode in youtube regarding video games as they take a look at these so-called claims.

      And regarding this crime, this is from a farmer living in a “kubo” (nipa hut) under the influence of alcohol.

    • Reggie

      uso din ata sa inyo?

    • jeff

      Of course not. sa tingin mo yung farmer na yun ay may PSP or PC or Laptop sa bahay nila?

  • Anonymous

    deepest sympathy to the family of the victim.

  • Anonymous

    …calling mr. dirty harry!! another job for you to clean for good this guy Tamboung.

    ..sayang lang ang taxes natin, na ipakakain sa kanya…habang nililitis at naka-kulong siya…another pasaway sa  lipunan!!!

    ..this tamboung is keeping the spirit of liquor in his mind..not in stomach…

  • Dylan

     Gruesome killings are aggravated by drugs and San Pablo City has been struck recently by many gruesome crimes. San pablo is known in the law enforcement circle as one of the epicenter of drugs distribution in Southern Tagalog because of the involvement of some local officials, their relatives and the ommission of local police who opts to turn the other cheek.San Pablo needs to have a new leadership both in the local government and law enforcement. This is a challenge to both PNP and San Pablo citizens.

  • Anonymous

    5 pinatay ng lasenggo, kahit buhay niya kulang pa pambayad.  Pero mas maigi na itumba yan para mabawasan puwehisyo sa mundo.

  • Mux

    Such a person who commits such a crime is not a human being but the devil himself! Human laws cannot apply here. The killer should be treated as garbage and thrown into a shredder! Since he is not human, human rights don’t apply here. 

  • Pedro Gauluit

    Tarantado. Dapat nung hinuli, itinali sa mga puno, pinutulan ng bayag, at hinayaang mamatay sa pagkaubos ng dugo. Tapos, habang namamatay, tatalupan nang buhay. Hindi yan babaguhin ng penal system natin. Walang human right ang isang yan.

  • Anonymous

    putang ina mo kang suspek ka ,,napaka walang puso mo pati sanggol tinaga mo sa noo.

    dapat sau bitayin..chopchopin muna yung kamay mo bago ka bitayin…napaka walang puso mo…masusunog ka sa impyerno…hayyyuuupppp kahhhh!!!!!!!!

    kakagigil kah….

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