Bataan Transit driver ‘dies from overwork’ after a month of no day off

MANILA, Philippines - A bus transit company is being blamed and criticized for the death of one of its drivers.

Bataan Transit driver ‘dies from overwork’ after a month of no day off
Driver has been working with no day off for a month | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Roip Euman /Bataan Transit

A Facebook user named Roip Euman posted about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, a driver of Bataan Transit. Euman accused the bus company of overworking his brother-in-law for a whole month with no day off and allowing him to sleep only inside the bus.

Euman explained that due to the company’s poor treatment of their drivers, his brother-in-law suffered a cardiac arrest while inside the bus that ultimately led to his death.

The company also allegedly only paid P10,000 for the unfortunate driver’s death because he was still new to the company. Euman stated, “P10,000 lang ba ang halaga ng buhay ng mga driver niyo?”

“Pagkatapos niyong pagtrabahuin ng almost 1 month na walang day off ang bayaw ko at sa loob lang ng bus ninyo pinapatulog. Tapos sasabihin niyo kesyo bago pa lang siya kaya ‘yan lang ang halaga na maitutulong niyo?” he added.

To add insult to the unfortunate incident, the bus company also allegedly didn’t help in the fast return of his brother-in-law’s remains from Avenida, Manila to Bataan.

Euman couldn’t help but lament that due to the company’s irresponsibility, his brother-in-law won’t be able to be with his family anymore. He said, “Kung sana binigyan niyo ng kahit ilang araw lang na pahinga sana nakita man lang niya ang dalawang anak niya na nagtapos ng pag-aaral. Sana na karga o nabuhat at nakapaglaro pa siya sa 1-year-old baby.”

In the end, Euman reiterated that his brother-in-law is an employee of the company and signed a contract with them for two years.

Many sympathized with the family of Euman and called out Bataan Transit Co to take responsibility of the unfortunate incident.

The post has gone viral with over 9,000 shares.

Bataan Transit responds

After the complaint has gone viral, Bataan Transit posted on their Facebook account a statement:

“We understand the concerns, distress and questions you may have about the ill-fated event that happened recently.

We are currently coordinating with the aggrieved party’s immediate family. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with them.

Rest assured that the safety and well-being of all our employees are our top interests and we are doing everything we can to carry and follow through this unfortunate incident.”

— Sally, The Summit Express

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