Maria Luisa Dreyfus Perez, a long-time columnist (19 years) of the Negros Daily Bulletin (Sleep on it), a dedicated educator of the Negros Occidental High
Mrs. Perez recalled that Mark Lester, her second of two sons and an only daughter, was a regular cyclist and was on his bicycle routine from Bago to Bacolod and vice versa on that fateful day which turned out to be his last, he felt extreme pain and was not his usual self. While at the Calumangan area, he decided to drink plenty of cold water, dropped by his grandmother's house at Damayan, Sampinit only to fall on the driveway at his in-laws when he forced himself to cycle home to Bago City where he finally expired.
The Perez Family of Bago City. The late Mark Lester (2nd L) with wife Johanna Pauline Espinosa Singson (left) with parents Ma. Luisa Dreyfus Perez and Arcelin B. Perez, only sister Alexandra Grace and eldest brother Louis Archie (right).*