Abuse of superior strength manifested by 11 armed assailants vs. 4 victims

The trial court also found that the aggravating circumstance of abuse of superior strength had attended the commission of the offense by accused-appellant. The trial court correctly appreciated this aggravating circumstance. The group of accused-appellant did not only enjoy superiority of number but also of arms consisting of firearms, bolos, stones and pieces of wood. The group of Moreto Miason, which included the two victims, were only 4 and were clearly no match for the group of Eder Ballabare which, including accused-appellant, were 11 in all. That accused-appellant's group took advantage of their superiority in number and arms to perpetrate the offense charged is clear. [G.R. No. 108871. November 19, 1996]