By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
Vallacar Transit Incorporated (VTI) President Leo Rey Yanson issued an interoffice memorandum yesterday barring his siblings Roy, Emily, Ricardo, Jr., and Celina from entering company headquarters in Bacolod City’s Barangay Mansilingan, along with the company’s other branches nationwide.
According to the memo, the decision was made based on the pending “mopping up” operations and ongoing general audit.
The company president also warned, personnel found in violation of the policy will be “dealt with severely to the fullest extent allowed by law.”
Yesterday, Celina Yanson-Lopez, who serves as corporate finance officer, and Emily Yanson, VTI corporate secretary and vice president for administration, tried entering the facility but were blocked.
The two had earlier filed complaints before Police Station 7 after they, along with 300 employees, were previously not allowed to enter VTI’s main office in Barangay Mansilingan earlier this week.
Atty. Gerry Llena, one of the lawyers representing the company president’s camp, explained such instructions were issued for the safety of the employees who back their side of the conflict.
“Leo Rey has a deep concern for his employees,” he stated. “If those employees who cannot be controlled are allowed entry, their safety may also be compromised.”
“We have to sweep the entire area for physical control and it will require time,” the attorney added./DGB, WDJ