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Philippine town mayor, Caesar Perez shot dead

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Philippine town mayor, Caesar Perez shot dead

Caesar Perez, a Philippine mayor with alleged links to illegal drugs, has been murdered.

Perez, 66, was the mayor of Los Banos in Laguna province, south of Manila.

A police spokesman, Citadel Gaoiran, said he was shot dead Thursday night by a gunman.

The official had just arrived at a town hall when he was shot twice in the head.

Perez was rushed to a hospital but was declared dead, DPA reports.

The deceased was named in President Rodrigo Duterte’s list of politicians with alleged links to drug deals.

Last month, the police said 7,987 suspects were killed in the drug war from July 1, 2016, to October 31, 2020.

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