Family, friends pay last respects to slain doctor Dreyfuss Perlas

Jenel Baclay, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 11 2017 10:17 AM | Updated as of Mar 11 2017 11:49 AM

BATAN, Aklan – A short mass was held in the residence of slain volunteer doctor Dreyfuss Perlas in Batan, Aklan, Saturday morning.

Officials from the Department of Health led by Assistant Secretary Eric Tayag joined Perlas' family and friends in remembering the doctor's passion and dedication to his patients in Sapad, Lanao del Norte.

A necrological service was set to be held at the Batan Catholic chapel within the day.

An unidentified assailant shot Perlas in the back on March 1. He was in Lanao del Norte under the government's Doctors to the Barrios program since 2012.