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R. Yanson Sr.; 86

/ 12:49 AM October 28, 2015

BACOLOD CITY—Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. and Rep. Evelio Leonardia yesterday called the death of Dr. Ricardo Yanson Sr. a big loss to Negros Occidental and Bacolod City.

Yanson, 86, founder of Vallacar Transit Inc., suffered a massive heart attack and died at Pablo O. Torre Memorial Hospital in Bacolod City early Sunday morning, his daughter Emily said.

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Marañon said Yanson was a self-made tycoon who cofounded with his wife, Olivia, in 1968, Vallacar Transit Inc.

Yanson, through hard work and dedication, became a success worthy of emulation by the young, the governor said.

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The governor pointed out that Yanson provided jobs to thousands of people, assisted those in need and helped educational institutions.

Leonardia said Yanson, who was a godfather at his wedding, was a great friend and businessman who did a lot of charitable work.

Negros Occidental Vice Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said that Yanson described himself as someone who “did it through sheer hard work, honesty and fair dealings with his fellowmen.”

Yanson received numerous awards for his success in business and philanthropic work, among which is his being named an Outstanding Negrense by the Negros Occidental provincial government.

Yanson’s wake is at University of La Salle Coliseum in Bacolod City where daily Masses are held at 6 p.m., his daughter said.

Necrological services will be at Redemptorist Church in Bacolod City at 9 a.m. Saturday. Interment will follow at Valley of Peace at Circumferential Road.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to Aninaw Foundation Inc. that provides scholarships for deserving students. Carla P. Gomez, Inquirer Visayas

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