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Village exec, wife slain

A barangay official and his wife died when three unidentified armed men strafed their house in Las Piñas City, yesterday morning.

Senior Supt. Jemar Modequillo, Las Piñas police chief, identified the victims as Jose Bongalon Sr., 60, and wife, Marilou, 58, residents of Molave Street, Samantha Village, Barangay Talon 5, Las Piñas City.

Modequillo said that the victims died on the spot from multiple gunshot wounds.

The city police chief said that based on the investigation report, Bongalon and his wife had just arrived home at about 5:45 a.m. from a market when three men appeared and peppered their house with bullets, hitting them.

Police said the suspects, before leaving the place, threw a placard with markings “maghanda na kayo tanod at pulis, nalalagasan na kami”.

Probers are conducting further investigation to determine if the couple’s murder had something to do with Jose’s work. (Jean Fernando)