Families of Semirara fatalities to get P1-M each
MANILA, Philippines - Semirara Mining Corp. on Wednesday said families of workers who died and those who remain missing will be given P1 million each.
"We will also help facilitate the release of their benefits from insurance and from the Social Security System, and pay for all the burial expenses," Victor Consunji, president at Semirara Mining, said in a statement.
Aside from the P1 million, educational benefits will also be given for the workers' children, as well as jobs for qualified family members.
On Feb. 14, a landslide occurred in a part of Semirara Mining's coal mine in Antique. The incident left five workers dead, and another five missing. Three, however, were rescued.
Consunji said the company is also doing its best to assist the three survivors and their families.
Operations at the coal mine have been suspended since the incident and the firm, together with government authorities, have been determining the cause of the landslide.
Search and rescue operations for the missing miners are still ongoing.