BACOLOD City – Some offices at the main headquarters of the Vallacar Transit Inc. in Barangay Mansilingan on Friday were ransacked by unidentified persons.
The looting was discovered after blue guards of the AGNSA Negros Security Agency were reinstalled in its compound.
Norman Golez, legal counsel for Leo Rey Yanson, said around 3,000 official receipts and certificates of registration (OR/CRs) of the company vehicles and 800 land titles were missing.
“Currently, we are still auditing and doing an inventory of all physical assets and documents. Regretfully, we found that many, if not all of OR/CRs of the vehicles have been stolen,” Golez said in a press conference held at the main office’s boardroom on Saturday.
He joined Leo Rey, who came with matriarch Olivia Yanson and sister Ginette.
Golez said the Philippine National Police has completely turned over the facilities of the main office to Leo Rey as the “rightful president.”
“I would like to thank the Lord for guiding us and giving us the strength to get through these trying times,” Leo Rey said. “Thank you also to the public, to all of you who showed your sympathy and support for my mother.”
The return of the AGNSA security guards to the main headquarters on Friday signaled the end of the so-called “takeover” of the main office and the south terminal of Leo Rey’s elder brother Roy.
Roy was earlier voted by three other siblings – Ricardo Jr., Celina and Emily – as the new president during a special board meeting on July 7.
Sheila Sison, lawyer of Celina and Emily, told reporters on Friday her clients have been traumatized by the “siege” at the main office compound. “We will avail and exhaust all available remedies. Their position, our position is, they are the current management,” Sison said. The court has yet to decide whether the July 7 event was legal or not.
Before the press briefing started on Saturday, staff of the Legal Department showed reporters the damage in their office. Drawers were open, filing cabinets were empty, and law books were gone. Computers in the job hiring area were also missing.
“We will continue our audit. Maybe by next week, we can come up with a full inventory,” Golez said.
On Tuesday, Colonel Jaime Santos, chief of PNP-SOSIA Enforcement Management Division, first served the re-installation order for AGNSA at the Bacolod Ceres South Terminal of Vallacar Transit Inc., one of the five firms under the Yanson Group.
Vallacar Transit is the umbrella firm that controls several bus lines nationwide, including Ceres Liner. Altogether, the firm’s operating units have 4,000 buses and 18,000 employees, making it the biggest in the country. (With a report from PN/PN)