BACOLOD City – The police force of La Castellana, Negros Occ. was beefed up after Moises Padilla Vice Mayor Ella Garcia-Yulo and her husband Felix Matthias Segundo Yulo III surrendered and asked to be remitted to the La Castellana police station.
“I tasked the provincial director to ensure the safety and security of Vice Mayor Ella. The details are operational data forbidden to be divulged,” said Chief Supt. John Bulalacao, Police Regional Office (PRO)-6 director.
Bulalacao stressed that the augmentation of the police personnel is part of the security.
The Yulos surrendered morning of Sept 11, 2018, three weeks after the court ordered their arrest.
Garcia-Yulo said they opted to be detained at the La Castellana Police Station because her husband is from that town.
She said they both feel secure and safe in the area and her constituents are free to visit them anytime.
The couple surrendered to Bulalacao at the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) headquarters.
La Carlota City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 63 Judge Cyclamen Jison-Fernandez ordered the couple’s arrest for charges of illegal possession of firearms and explosives.
PRO-6 takes the voluntary surrender of the couple as a manifestation of respect for the rule of law and the justice system, Bulalacao said.
“We appreciate this humble act as this will dispense the police of the necessary resources needed to serve the warrants of arrest as the police are mandated to enforce the law and implement orders of the court,” he added.
The Yulos’ legal woes began when the Moises Padilla police led by Chief Inspector Allan Reloj seized grenades, guns, and suspected shabu inside the couple’s car during a police checkpoint in December 2017.