Cebu Capitol grants P10T aid to kin of accident vicims
The Cebu Provincial Government will extend P10,000 in financial assistance to each of the families of nine students killed after a dump truck filled with elementary studies fell off a ravine in Boljoon town last week, The Freeman reported.
The amount will be in addition to the relief goods the Capitol recently distributed to the bereaved families, said Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office officer-in-charge Wilson Ramos.
Ramos said the P10,000 amount was based on the guidelines developed by the Commission on Audit and the Department of Social Welfare and Development.
He, however, did not say when the aid would be handed out.
The injured victims will also receive P5,000 in cash assistance from the provincial government, which also promised to shoulder their medical expenses.
“Some have already undergone CT scans with results. Others are done with their operation. Still, some are scheduled for operation—those who need stainless,” Ramos said.
Nine children died while 22 others were injured when driver Danielo Nieres allegedly lost control of the dump truck on a downhill portion of the road to the town proper where the students were to attend an event organized by the Department of Education.