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Bid for TRO vs Yanson Group president denied

/ 04:58 AM July 23, 2019

BACOLOD—The Regional Trial Court in Bacolod City has denied the bid for the issuance of a temporary restraining order (TRO) against Leo Rey Yanson, who has remained president of the Yanson Group of Bus Companies.

Judge Eduardo Sayson, however, decided to proceed with the trial to determine whether to issue a preliminary injunction and permanently allow Leo Rey to continue doing his functions.

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Leo Rey’s sibings Roy, Emily, Celina and Ricky Yanson had filed a petition for a TRO and an injunction against their younger brother whom they ousted as president of their family bus empire in a special board meeting in Bacolod City on July 7.

Leo Rey, who has the support of his mother, Olivia and sister, Ginnette Yanson Dumancas, has refused to step down, calling his ouster illegal.

Sayson set the next hearing on July 26.

Lawyer Philip Sigfrid Fortun, counsel of Roy and his three siblings, said they were, however, open to the possibility of settling the case.

The camp of Roy Yanson, in a statement, said they had filed a suit for injunction with an application for a TRO against Leo Rey to put a stop to acts he and his cohorts had been allegedly committing to disrupt company operations that directly affect company employees and the riding public.

“We had previously appealed to Leo Rey to desist from forcing employees to defy new management’s actions to the extent of directing them to go on strike or demean us through posters of sympathy for him and his group. He has even asked union officers to feign a strike by paying-off employees to do nothing, and pretend that a strike is taking place,” they said.

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