MERGE Ernest Baker in a photo from his Facebook page.*


Antique dealer killed
BY SHIELA G. GELERA

A businessman, who dealt with antiques, was gunned down at corner 17th Street and BS Aquino Drive in Barangay 7, Bacolod City, at about 8 p.m. Friday.

Ernest Baker, 67, was rushed to the Dr. Pablo O. Torre Memorial Hospital, but he died later, a police report said yesterday.

Investigation showed that Baker, who had just attended a Zumba class and was walking down the stairs of the building, was shot by two motorcycle-riding suspects, Police Capt. Leo Estopa, Station 2 chief, said yesterday. moremoremore


Roy wants end to legal battle,
more fund ‘anomalies’ raised
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

The Yanson family feud continued yesterday with accusations from both camps of millions of pesos more in unaccounted funds, and calls to stop a legal battle to preserve their patriarch’s legacy.

Roy Yanson, the newly elected president of the five companies belonging to the Yanson Group of Bus Companies which controls the biggest bus operations in the Visayas and Mindanao, yesterday urged his younger brother, Leo Rey, to fulfill the wishes of their late father, Ricardo Yanson Sr., for the family to unite and preserve his legacy.

Roy is aligned with his siblings Emily, Celina and Ricardo Jr. while Leo Rey has the support of his mother, Olivia, and sister Ginnette Yanson Dumancas. moremoremore

 

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BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

A business leader in Bacolod City said yesterday he is upbeat about the support of local government units to small entrepreneurs coming from their respective localities.

Chief executive officer Frank Carbon, Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said yesterday that most of the exhibitors who joined the ongoing Business Week fair at Robinsons Place in Bacolod City were "market-ready", meaning, their products are already sophisticated enough for the urban market.

“Most of the products have nice packaging,” he said, adding that packaging and presentation are important because customers "judge the book by its cover.”