By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
The Negros chapter of Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU), a militant labor organization, denied any links with Roy, Ricardo, Jr., and Emily Yanson, along with Celina Yanson-Lopez—often referred to as the ‘Yanson 4.’ KMU-Negros Secretary-General Noly Rosales said he has “not personally met” with any of the four siblings.
“We strongly condemn these allegations,” he insisted. “I only knew of the dragging of KMU and my name [with] the Yanson family feud from social media, specifically, the anonymous ‘Slipping Truth’ blog on Facebook.”
He went on to call the speculation “mere lies and hearsay.”
“It [was] the workers who went to us and asked for our help,” Rosales clarified.
The labor official said his organization was named after their involvement with Ceres employees who have been displaced due to the ongoing conflict.
“We helped the affected workers who were terminated from the company to seek action with their own union, the Philippine Agricultural, Commercial, and Industrial Workers Union-National Federation of Labor,” he explained. “We exposed the real situation, right now, inside the company.”
Rosales believes the individuals behind the ‘Slipping Truth’ are supported by the other faction of the Yanson family./DGB, WDJ