Leonardia maintains neutrality on Yanson family feud


Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia remains neutral on the ongoing dispute of the Yanson family.

This, after Emily Yanson, the daughter of Olivia Yanson, asked Leonardia not to intervene in their family feud.

The Bacolod police took over the security of the Vallacar Transit Inc. south terminal and the firm’s main headquarters in the city to ease hours of tension at both facilities on August 6. (

“In so far as that conflict is concerned, personally and officially,I have always considered that as something that is internal, family and corporate which should be decided by the courts,” said Leonardia.

His clear instruction to Bacolod police director Colonel Henry Biñas was only to ensure peace and order, he added.