MANILA, Philippines – Semirara Mining and Power Corporation, whose mining site collapsed and buried 9 workers, said on Monday, July 20, that it would provide all the necessary support – including financial assistance, scholarships, and housing – for the families of the victims.
In a statement, the company also said it is "cooperating fully with government authorities investigating the accident," which happened last Friday, July 17.
As of Monday, it said, 7 of the 9 fatalities have been recovered, and 'round the clock search and retrieval operations continued.
"The needs of the families of the victims remain our priority. We have sought the assistance of religious nuns and professional counselors to help the bereaved cope with their loss," Semirara Mining said.
Specifically, the company said it will do the following:
"We continue to pray for the families as they go through this difficult time. We are committed to providing them with the support they need to rebuild their lives," the company statement said. – Rappler.com