Slain Moises Padilla town councilor’s substitute emerges No. 1 in May 13 polls

Published May 17, 2019, 11:36 AM

by Francine Ciasico

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.

Marijo Garcia (seated from left) , wife of slain Moises Padilla Councilor Jose Antonio Garcia, is joined by her sister-in-law Vice Mayor Ella Celestina Garcia-Yulo at the late councilor's wake in Negros Occidental, Saturday. (Glazyl Masculino / MANILA BULLETIN)
Marijo Garcia (seated from left), wife of former Negros Occidental Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) president, is joined by her children and sister-in-law Vice Mayor Ella Celestina Garcia-Yulo as she speaks at the wake of late Moises Padilla Councilor Jose Antonio Garcia in Negros Occidental, Saturday. (Glazyl Masculino / MANILA BULLETIN)

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

 
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