Miner killed in Semirara laid to rest
ILOILO – One of the coal miners who was killed in a rockslide in Semirara Island has been laid to rest.
Emotions poured inside Miag-ao Church during the mass held for 26-year-old Anthony Siblet of Brgy. Banuyao, Miag-ao.
Siblet was among those trapped when a rockslide occurred in a mining pit in Semirara, Antique last February 13.
His remains were brought to a private cemetery in Miag-ao.
At the cemetery, his wife Ella and mother Morlita could no longer contain the pain and grief that they felt because of Siblet’s tragic death.
Siblet is the eldest of four siblings.
His younger sister Jinky regrets that she can no longer tell her brother that she passed the midwifery board exam last November 2012.
Siblet was the one who supported Jinky in her studies and paid for her tuition.
Jinky said the company shouldered the burial expenses and promised that they will provide for an educational plan for Siblet’s 3 year-old daughter and a certain amount will be given to his wife.
Until now, 5 coal miners are still missing. Retrieval operations in Semirara are still ongoing.