Southern Carrier bus assures victims of financial aid

Posted at 03/29/2014 3:30 PM

MANILA -- The Southern Commuter Carrier Inc. (SCCI) on Saturday assured the victims in the accident involving one of its units along South Luzon Expressway (SLEx) in Sta. Rosa, Laguna last Monday that they will continue to receive financial assistance.

According to Michael Salalima, head of corporate affairs of SCCI, they will not stop providing aid to the 45 injured passengers even after the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) had ordered the cancellation of their franchise.

Salalima said they have so far spent P1 million for the hospital expenses of the victims.

The LTFRB earlier said all 23 units of SCCI will no longer be allowed to ply the Batangas-Manila route.

This, after a Southern Commuter Carrier bus carrying at least 48 passengers from Lipa, Batangas turned over along SLEx's northbound lane after its right rear tires were dislodged near Sta. Rosa.

At least 45 people, including a woman who lost her right hand, were wounded in the accident. -- Report from Dennis Datu, dzMM