By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
Embattled Moises Padilla Vice Mayor Ella Garcia-Yulo will reportedly challenge incumbent Mayor Magdaleno Peña in the upcoming 2019 midterm elections.
The claim was made by the mayor’s nephew Michael Garcia, who also confirmed Love Negros named Peña as their official candidate for mayor during a recent press conference.
The vice mayor is currently confined to a detention center in La Castellana after being served an arrest warrant surrounding illegal possession of explosives charges.
The charges stemmed from two fragmentation grenades recovered from Garcia-Yulo’s vehicle after Moises Padilla municipal police chief, then under Police Chief Inspector Alan Reloj, conducted a search last year at a police checkpoint.
The vice mayor is currently appealing to have her case made eligible for bail. She will also reportedly request permission to file her certificate of candidacy./DGB, WDJ