Slain ‘Masculados Dos’ member may have known assailants—PNP
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna, Philippines — A member of the all-male group Masculados Dos who was shot dead in a carjacking incident in Angono, Rizal early on Sunday might have known his assailants, police said.
Marcelo “Ozu” de Guzman Ong II, 30, was dead on arrival in the hospital, after he was shot at around 3:45 a.m. Sunday.
Ong had come from a performance in bar in Quezon City and was about 25 meters from the gates of their subdivision, Primrose Hills, in Barangay (village) Mahabang Parang when the incident happened.
The assailants, on board a car, then took away Ong’s Toyota Hilux with plate number AAO2272.
Superintendent Lucilo Laguna Jr., Angono police chief, said in a phone interview that Ong “must have known his assailants.”
This, he said, was based on a witness’ account who said that Ong had gotten out of his vehicle and had briefly spoken with one of the suspects before the shooting took place.
“There were at least two suspects — the one who shot the victim and another who drove the victim’s vehicle,” Laguna said.
He said they were looking into Ong’s job, which includes “performing in bars.”
Laguna said investigators have spoken to Ong’s live-in partner, Kysillin delos Santos, 28, and she told them that Ong had no known enemy.
According to Laguna, Ong left behind three young children with Delos Santos.
Earlier Sunday, Maryo J. Delos Reyes, manager of Masculados, announced the untimely death of Ong.
“It is in grief and great sadness that we announce the demise of one of our premium artists…,” the Delos Reyes said in a statement.
“His relatives, friends and brothers at Productions 56 are requesting for prayers for the eternal repose of his soul,” he said. “We shall surely miss his very energetic performances…” With a report from Bayani San Diego Jr., Philippine Daily Inquirer