Perez had repeatedly denied involvement in the drug trade, after he was named in the 2017 National Police Commission’s list of alleged narco-politicians.
Caesar Perez
  • Occupation: Mayor
Incident Details
  • Date of Incident: December 3, 2020
  • City of Incident: Los Banos
  • Province of Incident: Laguna
  • Killed by unknown assailants in public
Source(s)

At 8:45 p.m., Perez asked his driver and another assistant to drive the masseuse home. The mayor then went to feed his carp and took a stroll out in the open area of the town hall when two gunshots rang out.

Perez’s family has remained silent over the incident. They were holding the wake at his home but there were plans to move the wake later to the town hall.

“To [whoever did this], I hope his conscience bothers him. We lost a good mayor who had far, bigger dreams for Los Baños. We trusted him,” said store owner, Melissa Santillan, 55.

 

Perez had repeatedly denied involvement in the drug trade, after he was named in the 2017 National Police Commission’s list of alleged narco-politicians.

In that same year, Perez’s younger brother, Ruel, was gunned down by motorcycle-riding assailants at Barangay Maahas here.

In 2018, another mayor on the government’s narcolist, Antonio Halili of Tanauan City in Batangas province, was assassinated during a flag-raising ceremony at the City Hall.