An Army soldier recovers an improvised landmine at the seized NPA camp in Brgy. Camindangan, Sipalay City.*
Roy says ‘I am sorry’,
calls for end to feud
As ma appeals for love to prevail
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ
“Let us be a family again that our dad and mom will be proud of.”
That was the appeal of Roy Yanson yesterday at a press conference, after his mother Olivia Yanson and his two other siblings, Leo Rey Yanson and Ginnette Dumancas, issued similar calls amid an ongoing family feud over control of their multi-billion peso Yanson Group of Bus Companies.
Leo Rey camp elects new VTI board
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ
The stockholders of Vallacar Transit Inc., belonging to the camp of matriarch Olivia Yanson, yesterday elected a new set of board of directors who subsequently re-elected Leo Rey Yanson as the president of the company.
This was announced at an emotionally charged press conference at Seda Capitol Central in Bacolod City that saw Olivia, her children – Leo Rey and Ginnette Yanson Dumancas, and son-in-law Charles Dumancas, breaking down in tears over what the matriarch called an ongoing painful and heartbreaking family feud.The four opposing Yanson siblings – Roy, Ricardo Jr., Emily and Celina, were informed of the special stockholders meeting and did not attend, Jun Maxell Orlina, Leo Rey’s lawyer, said.
Negros, Panay biz groups open
to ‘rationalize’ sugar imports
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA
Business groups in the islands of Negros and Panay are open to the “rationalization” of sugar imports, Frank Carbon, Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive officer, said yesterday.
Carbon said the eight business groups from Negros and Panay will convince their counterparts in regions 7 and 8 to oppose the sugar liberalization when they convene for the annual conference of the Visayas Region Business Community in Tacloban City on August 22 to 23.Carbon said they will lobby for two resolutions to oppose sugar liberalization and to reclaim the P2 billion Sugar Industry Development Act fund, during the business conference.