MOISES Padilla Vice Mayor Ella Celestina Garcia-Yulo and husband Felix Yulo III posted bail for the direct assault upon a person in authority before the Municipal Trial Court in Cities in La Carlota City, Negros Occidental Friday.
Superintendent Cresenciano Cordero Jr., city police chief, confirmed yesterday the couple surrendered to the police after learning about their arrest warrant.
The couple posted bail of P12,000 each and was released “in good faith” past 4 p.m., he added.
The criminal complaint was in relation to the accusation of former Moises Padilla police chief, Senior Inspector Alan Reloj, against the couple, who was arrested in a police checkpoint at Crossing Magallon in December 2017.
The vice mayor and her husband were also charged for illegal possession of explosives, and firearms but they were released after three weeks of detention, following the court’s order due to insufficient evidence on the said charges.
No drug charges were filed against the couple as the “shabu” (methamphetamine hydrochloride) that was allegedly confiscated from their possession tested negative.
Meanwhile, Senior Police Officer 1 Joshua Barile also posted bail on Friday for his two arrest warrants for illegal possession of dangerous drugs and firearms.
Chief Inspector John Paul Tovera, head of Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in Negros Occidental, said that Barile was released yesterday after he posted bail of P60,000 and P80,000, each for illegal possession of drugs and firearms, respectively.
The arrest warrants were issued in 1997 against Barile and four others when he was not yet part of the Philippine National Police.
Two of the five accused were also arrested, but were able to post bail.