Families and relatives of all the victims of Wednesday’s (August 18) Benguet highway tragedy can now collect P60,000 for those who died and P12,500 for those who were injured in the mishap as compulsory insurance coverage from the bus company’s insurer.
“The sum is an all risk, no fault insurance coverage,” Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC)-Cordillera regional director Federico Mandapat said. “The claimants can now proceed to the Unitrans office just beside the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) office here at the Pacdal area.”
Mandapat added that Eso-Nice, franchise owner of the ill-fated bus, is also legally obliged to provide assistance to all the victims.
“It is their legal obligation,” he said.
All 42 fatalities have already been identified three days after the horrifying event, touted as the worst highway mishap here this year.