By Glazyl Masculino
BACOLOD CITY – The younger brother of a slain re-electionist councilor vowed to continue the legacy of his sibling after emerging as the no. 1 councilor in Monday’s polls in Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental.
Vincent Garcia, 25, substituted for his elder brother Jose Antonio Garcia, who was killed last April 25 with his uncle Jose Marcelino Garcia in an ambush in Barangay Inolingan.
The new councilor garnered 10,981 votes, and was ahead by more than 1,000 votes from the No. 2 councilor.
Jose Antonio was supposed to serve his third and last term in the council.
He was supposed to serve his third term in the council.
Vincent and Jose Antonio are the nephews of incumbent vice mayor and now mayor-elect Ella Celestina Garcia-Yulo.
According to Garcia-Yulo, it was she – and not her nephew and brother – who was the real target of the ambush.
Because of the ambush, the town was placed under the control of the Commission on Elections. #MatalinongBoto2019