Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental Mayor Ella Garcia-Yulo has secured her win in the May elections after a court dismissed the election protest against her.
Bacolod City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Judge Edgar Tupas has issued a resolution which dismissed the poll protest filed by her uncle, former mayor Magdaleno Pena.
The magistrate ruled that the poll protest was dismissed “for insufficiency in form and content.”
Pena alleged in his poll protest “manufactured, padded, fraudulent, altered, distorted and illegal vote totals, which were not reflective of the true results of voting and counting in the protested precincts.”
He lost after getting only 5,493 votes compared the 13,056 votes his niece gained.