LTFRB to set up help desk for victims of Carranglan accident

Carmela Jimenez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 19 2017 10:55 PM

LA UNION - The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) in Nueva Vizcaya will set up a help desk to hasten the distribution of financial aid to victims of the bus accident in Carranglan, Nueva Ecija.

The help desk, which will be manned by LTFRB and PAMI personnel, will be set up at the LTFRB Bayombong Satellite Office in VICS Compound, Barangay Sta. Rosa, Bayombong in Nueva Vizcaya.

Death benefit for each casualty is at P200,000 while those injured will be receiving P20,000 for medical reimbursement.

Victims who lost parts of their body will also be receiving from P1,000 to P100,000.

Leonardo Patulot, operator of Leomarick Bus, said the company has been constantly reminding its drivers and conductors not to overload the vehicle.

He added that the bus company is willing to extend help to the victims but did not mention any amount.

The bus company is helping Passenger Accident Management and Insurance Agency Inc., (PAMI) in identifying the victims so the family members could pass the requirements to receive their benefits.

PAMI said funds for the victims are already available.

Contact numbers and locations of the immediate family members of the victims are being traced both by PAMI and Leomarick Bus company.

Patulot, representatives of PAMI, and LTFRB Board Member Atty. Aileen Lizada are scheduled to meet Wednesday to settle the claims of aggrieved parties.