Ease Your Burdens
Goosebumps were all over me while I was watching a TV news report last Sunday about a tragic vehicular accident in the town of Balamban, Cebu. A J&D tourist bus plunged down into a 30-foot ravine in barangay Cansamoroy before noon last Sunday. It killed 21 people, including 20 Iranian nationals and the Filipino driver who also owns the bus; and injured 24.
Police Regional Office-7 Chief Supt. Lani-O Nerez said among those injured were three Pakistanis. The injured were confined at the Cebu Doctors Hospital (CDH) except for Dr. Raminco Aleriza, a resident ophthalmologist at the Cebu Velez Hospital who was treated at Velez; and received proper medical care while the remains of the fatalities would be brought home to Iran as soon as possible. Initial investigation revealed that the bus suffered brake malfunction while maneuvering a curvy downward slope.
Accidents like this do happen and nobody knows when. The event of their untimely death brings so much pain to their families. On times like this, a life insurance could be very helpful to the fatalities and their families. Though it could not recover the lost lives, it could somehow ease the burden the families are suffering.
Sometimes, (or most of the times?) we only see life insurance as an added expense to our finances. It is during times like this that we appreciate the significance of having one.