Los Baños mayor shot inside municipal hall, dies in hospital | Inquirer News
Close  

Los Baños mayor shot inside municipal hall, dies in hospital

/ 09:54 PM December 03, 2020

Updated @ 11:06 p.m., Dec. 3, 2020

SAN PEDRO CITY, Laguna, Philippines — Mayor Caesar Perez of Los Baños, Laguna, was shot inside the municipal hall on Thursday evening and died shortly after in the hospital where he was taken.

ADVERTISEMENT

Perez was shot twice in the head, according to an initial report from the Laguna police.

According to the police report, Perez just came from a public spa near the municipal hall compound and was walking back to the government building’s receiving area when shot twice in the head at around 8:45 pm.

FEATURED STORIES

He was rushed to the HealthServ Medical Center in Los Baños where he died while being treated.

Perez, a former Vice Governor of Laguna, was earlier included in the national government’s watchlist of government officials allegedly involved in the drug trade.

Perez had repeatedly denied this.

In May 2017, Perez’s younger brother Ruel Perez, 48, was also shot and killed by two men. Ruel was on a motorcycle with another man when the gunmen, onboard another motorcycle, shot him on the national highway in Barangay Maahas.

JPV/ATM

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Caesar Perez, slain Los Baños mayor
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2021 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.