Spare the children – 2

By: Modesto P. Sa-onoy

ONE complainant, Gary Manayon claiming to be representing Vallacar Transit Corporation filed a case on August 30. He charged the Yanson 4 and several others of anti-carnapping, grave coercion and other violations of laws. By using his position in as the Material Control Department head he appears to represent the company in the complaint. That gave him some credibility.

The other complainant is Jerome Seballos. He is the administrative manager of AGNSA, the security agency hired by Leo Rey and company. He swore that a lot of properties were taken by the Yanson 4 from the VTI Mansilingan compound. He said he found this out when his agency was forcibly installed by the PNP. He did not say he was personally present and saw the Yanson 4 take anything when they left the compound to avoid more trouble. He only speculated.

However, Seballos, possibly in command when his security guards took over the VTI compound, claimed he discovered weapons, and other materials were missing. His complaint has a list of the “missing” properties. His list has too many things to enumerate here.

The point is whether he saw the Yanson 4 and their children or anybody haul what he said were missing. Anyway, that is for him to show how he learned of what was missing. Moreover, he did not say he had an inventory of what was inside as a reference and what was missing afterwards when he and his PNP escorts returned. It is even possible that other people, including the police, his security guards, personnel or himself, who were inside the compound took something during the commotion. Seballos is presumably filing the case for his security agency. Unfortunately for him, he was under oath. Let’s leave that to the lawyers.

Whatever these two said, they are mere proxies of the Yanson 3. Of course, Seballos is not a proxy in the strict sense of the word, but would he have filed the case on his own? Is his security agency being sued by VTI for the alleged loss of properties? Or is he suing on behalf of his security agency?

So, the question: why would these three Yansons had to hire the services of proxies to file a case on behalf of the corporation? Is it normal for a corporation to authorize another, like an employee to file its case? Why not the president of the corporation who is a persona of the corporation? Is he afraid he would perjure himself by making false statements? Isn’t that cowardly? Does Leo Rey know the claims in these complaints are false or so weak that they would be thrown out at first base and he would look like a fool?

In this kind of game, two can play. The Yanson 4 can also claim that they lost this and that when the PNP and Seballos’ security guards took over. In fact, the listing made by Hernan Omicillo shows no references. He probably will show them later.

Last week (October 12), the Yanson 4 came out with a press statement related to these two cases. The statement focused on the authority of these complainants to file their complaints. Simply put, the Yanson 4 response to these compliant is: They have no authority to file any charge.

Seballos was an administrative manager. I asked earlier: did he file the case on his own or on instruction by the security agency where he works? If by the agency, why did he not say so in his complaint and attach the authority to file? In fact, we would like to know what this agency is and who its officials are because a Goggle search yielded nothing.

In the case of Manayon, he claimed to be co-complainants with VTI, but he did not cite the source of his authority to file the case. Nevertheless, there is a certification allegedly executed by Olivia Yanson on August 30, 2019 listing people authorized to file or respond to cases on behalf of or with VTI. Manayon’s name is not there. So, where did he get his authority that the Yanson 3 had made a lot of propaganda hay about this case?  Who or what induced Manayon to file the case?

We continue tomorrow dealing on the certification issued by Olivia Yanson on who are their proxies in their legal fight.