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Negros Occidental town buries slain councilor it made topnotcher

May 20, 2019 - 5:12 PM

Moises Padilla town lays to rest Michael Garcia, who, despite being killed in an ambush, is reelected the No. 1 councilor

Residents of Moises Padilla mourn the deaths of the Garcias as they paid their last respects at San Isidro Labrador Parish on Saturday, May 18.Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

Slain Negros Occidental official tops councilor race

May 15, 2019 - 6:02 PM

He should be serving his 3rd term as councilor of the small town of Moises Padilla, but Michael Garcia was killed in an ambush on April 25

PROCLAIMED. Moises Padilla election officer Jesus Gaston (left) proclaims the winning slate of Vice Mayor Ella Garcia-Yulo (2nd from left) on May 14, 2019. Contributed Photo

Bittersweet win for Negros Occidental town official who survived ambush

May 14, 2019 - 5:24 AM

'This is a clear statement of Moises Padilla,' says Vice Mayor Ella Garcia Yulo after her overwhelming victory over reelectionist Mayor Magdaleno Peña

Moises Padilla Vice Mayor Ella Garcia-Yulo casts her vote at Moises Padilla Elementary School on Monday, May 13./Photo by Marchel Espina

Negros Occidental police on alert for roadblocks on Election Day

May 13, 2019 - 7:44 AM

Negros Occidental policemen are considering using army trucks to bring voters to precincts

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over a command conference with officials from the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police of Negros Occidental at the Department of Education Moises Padilla District Office on May 8, 2019. Joining the President are Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Priest in violence-hit Negros Occidental town urges voters to 'be strong'

May 12, 2019 - 8:20 PM

A priest in the town of Moises Padilla, which is under Comelec control due to recent killings, emphasizes the importance of the 2019 midterm polls

Ftr. Jose Rodel Sampollo during a mass on Sunday, May 12, at the Parish of San Isidro Labrador in Moises Padilla town, Negros Occidental. Photo by Marchel P. Espina/Rappler

Guns, goons, killings in small Negros Occidental town

May 11, 2019 - 8:36 PM

In the town of Moises Padilla, intense political rivalry and the presence of communist rebels make for a bloody campaign

MARIJO GARCIA (left), wife of the slain brother of Moises Padilla Vice Mayor Ella Celestina Yulo (standing), speaks to the media for the first time on May 5, 2019, with her 18-year-old son Joaquin and 12-year-old daughter. Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

Duterte assures justice for victims of Negros Occidental ambush

May 09, 2019 - 11:45 AM

The president personally tells the Moises Padilla town vice mayor that justice will be served in the killing of her brother and nephew last month

ASSURANCE. File photo of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Duterte warns Negros Occidental mayor: ‘Allow everybody to vote freely’

May 09, 2019 - 8:54 AM

Moises Padilla town in Negros Occidental is under the control of the Commission on Elections in the wake of the killings

President Rodrigo Duterte during a speech at a campaign rally in Garcia-Hernandez town in Bohol on Thursday night, May 9. RTVM screenshot

Negros Occidental town placed under Comelec control

May 06, 2019 - 4:53 PM

This comes after the killing of two reelectionist councilors, along with other violent incidents, in the town of Moises Padilla in Negros Occidental

UNDER CONTROL. Comelec Commissioners Antonio Kho (3rd from right) and Rowena Guanzon (4th from right) declare Moises Padilla under its control Monday, with Negros Occidental police director Col. Romeo Baleros (left) and Army 303rd Infantry Brigade commander Brig. Gen. Benedict Arevalo (2nd from left)./Contributed Photo

Negros Occidental town mayor denies link to April 25 ambush

Apr 30, 2019 - 12:54 PM

Meanwhile, Moises Padilla Councilor Agustin Grande III offers a P2.5 million reward to anyone who can give details leading to the arrest of those perpetrating killings in the town

SURVIVING. Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr condoles with Vice Mayor Ella Celestina Garcia Yulo following the fatal ambush of her brother and nephew. Photo courtesy of Richard Malihan

Negros Occidental town vice mayor wants police chief out

Apr 28, 2019 - 11:55 PM

Moises Padilla Vice Mayor Ella Celestina Garcia Yulo, who is running for mayor, says she doesn't trust the town police will be impartial in investigating the ambush that killed her brother and nephew

Moises Padilla vice mayor Ella Celestina Garcia-Yulo is being interviewed at the Rolling Hills Memorial Park in Bacolod City on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

Negros Occidental town vice mayor says she was target of ambush

Apr 26, 2019 - 8:08 AM

Moises Padilla Vice Mayor Ella Garcia Yulo believes the ambush that killed her brother and nephew was perpetrated by her political opponent

Negros Occidental town vice mayor, husband surrender

Sep 12, 2018 - 6:57 PM

A police checkpoint in December 2017 found grenades, guns and suspected drugs inside the car of the Yulo couple

Moises Padilla Vice Mayor Ella Garcia-Yulo and her husband, Felix Mathias Yulo III, were subjects of two arrest warrants issued by La Carlota City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 63 Judge Cyclamen Jison-Fernandez on August 20 after they were charged for illegal possession of explosives, and illegal possession of firearm and ammunition.

Negros Occidental vice mayor, husband released from police detention

Jan 09, 2018 - 8:25 PM

The provincial prosecutor does not find sufficient evidence to file charges of illegal possession of explosives, firearms, and drugs against Moises Padilla Vice Mayor Ella Celestina Garcia-Yulo her husband

Grenades, firearms found in Negros Occidental vice mayor's car

Dec 21, 2017 - 9:05 AM

Police find the grenades and firearms by the gearshift of the car of Moises Padilla Vice Mayor Ella Celestina Garcia Yulo

Negros Occidental vice mayor harassed at checkpoint, detained

Dec 20, 2017 - 11:49 AM

(UPDATED) Vice Mayor Ella Celestina Garcia-Yulo of Moises Padilla town says Chief Inspector Allan Reloj is getting back at her for abuse of authority and planting of evidence charges previously filed by her supporters