Brother of Laguna mayor shot dead
SAN PEDRO CITY, Laguna — A younger brother of Los Baños, Laguna Mayor Cesar Perez was shot and killed by two men on Sunday afternoon, police said on Monday.
In a text message, Senior Insp. Gerry Sangalang, spokesperson of the Laguna provincial police, said Ruel Perez, 48, was on a motorcycle with another man when the gunmen, on board another motorcycle, shot him along the national highway in Barangay Maahas at 3:30 pm.
Perez’s companion, identified in the police report as Apolonio Olmidillo, was unhurt.
A resident who witnessed the attack told the Philippine Daily Inquirer that they took the younger Perez to the Healthserv Los Baños Medical Center but a doctor there declared him dead.
Police said the gunmen drove toward Sta. Cruz town. SFM/rga
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