The Dumaguete City Prosecutor’s Office dismissed the trespassing complaint filed by Olivia Yanson against three of her children, Roy Yanson, Celina Yanson-Lopez, and Ricardo V. Yanson, Jr. In a Resolution dated November 29, 2019, the three-member prosecution panel composed of Assistant City Prosecutors Andre Stephen Jacobo, Manolito Tiuseco, and Milmon Bryce Tenorio, found no probable cause to indict the three.
The prosecution panel ruled: “After careful evaluation of the evidence on record, the investigating panel is of the candid opinion that the instant complaint failed to establish probable cause against the respondents”.
In dismissing the complaint, investigating prosecutors also recognized the three as “co-owners of the estate” by virtue of being the children of the complainant and the late Ricardo Yanson, Sr.
According to the panel: “The existence of criminal intent, a crucial and very basic element of any felony, has been rendered unlikely by this ostensible right of the Respondents to enter the property.”
Earlier this month, with the rival camps of Vallacar Transit Inc., parent company of the Ceres bus liner, earlier conducting separate stockholders’ meetings, resulting in two separate boards of directors, the three Yanson siblings, along with Emily Yanson—often referred to as the ‘Yanson 4’—filed a new case seeking to invalidate the other meeting, which reelected Leo Rey Yanson as president.
In a statement issued by Atty. Raul Bito-on, spokesperson for the ‘Yanson 4,’ he said, during the December 7 meeting, the meeting held by Leo Rey Yanson did not achieve quorum as the majority shareholders of the company are represented by his clients, who hold a 61.17 percent stake of the company./WDJ