Yanson kids dragged in legal battle?

By: Dolly Yasa

BACOLOD City – Are the children of the four Yanson siblings being dragged into the legal battle that ripped their family apart?

In a press statement sent to media outfits here the Yanson 4 – Roy, Celina, Emily and Ricky Jr. – claimed that their children are being “gradually and deliberately drawn into the seemingly intensifying intra-corporate family conflict.”

The Yanson 4 is locked in a dispute with their siblings Leo Rey, Ginnette and their mother Olivia over the control of the multi-million peso Yanson Group of Bus Companies (YGBC).

This, as several complaints were filed before the Office of the City Prosecutor (OCP) here which implicated several children of the Yanson 4 for alleged criminal offenses, a press statement said.

The children are collectively referred to in the family circle and corporate documents as the “3rd Gen”.

In a complaint-affidavit filed on August 30, 2019 before the OCP and docketed as NPS DOCKET NO. VI-03-INV-19H-0667, several 3rd Gen members, together with the Yanson 4 and several other respondents, were charged for carnapping (violation of Republic Act No. 10883), Grave Coercion (Art. 286 of the Revised Penal Code RPC), and other applicable crimes.

A perusal of the complaint affidavit signed by Gary M. Manayon on behalf of Vallacar Transit Inc. (VTI), a subsidiary of YGBC, indicated that the charges were in connection with the supposed “illegal taking of control and possession” of “two (2) Mitsubishi L300 utility vans and two (2) Foton wing-van trucks” owned by VTI.

Another complaint filed before the OCP, this time for the crimes of Robbery and Qualified Theft, dated September 4, 2019 and docketed as NPS DOCKET NO. INV. 191-0678, were filed against several members of the 3rd Gen, together with the Yanson 4 and several other respondents.

The charges stemmed from the alleged discovery of missing personal and other properties, most of which belonging to VTI, during the takeover move of Leo Rey Yanson and AGNSA Security Agency of the VTI’s Bacolod South Terminal and Head Office.

In the press statement, the Yanson 4 denied the charges, claiming that these are “trumped up charges and are malicious, fabricated and utterly baseless, both, in fact and in law.”

The Yanson 4 still claim that they are the legitimate and rightful corporate officers of YGBC.