The family of Mayor Caesar Perez of Los Baños, Laguna province, and several donors have offered a reward of at least one million pesos for information that may help solve the murder of the official, who was gunned down at the municipal government compound last week.
The municipal council also proposed a 500,000-peso reward to help speed up the probe, said Councilor Janos Lapiz.
Perez was the latest local official on President Rodrigo Duterte’s narcolist who was killed by unidentified persons.
Investigators have zeroed in on a white Mitsubishi L300 van, believed to be the assailants’ getaway vehicle.
Daniel Daganzo, provincial director of the National Bureau of Investigation, said the van was parked “the whole day” on December 3 along Jamboree Road near the municipal hall compound.
The NBI is conducting a parallel investigation with the Philippine National Police. Daganzo added the van had a fake license plate.