Ramon Ang says sorry, assures aid to victims of Skyway mishap


San Miguel Corporation (SMC) president and chief operating officer (COO) Ramon Ang personally apologized on Sunday, November 22, to victims of the accident at the Skyway extension project in Muntinlupa, which left one dead and four people injured.

Ang said that while EEI Corporation was the project’s contractor, SMC has a responsibility to the victims as the Skyway extension’s proponent.

“Even with a contractor handling construction, ultimately, we are responsible for the welfare of those who were affected. I would like to personally apologize to the victims and their families, as well as to our larger community in Muntinlupa,” he said in a statement.

A steel girder used in the project fell on six vehicles Saturday, November 21, after being hit by a crane that tipped over as it moved into position.

Ang described the accident as “terrible and tragic,” and assured assistance for the family of the man who died.

“To the family, I can only offer my sincerest and deepest condolences, and my personal assurance that your family will be taken care of. To those who were injured, please be assured we will provide all the means necessary for you to recover and restart,” he added.

Ang also vowed that the incident will be investigated thoroughly, and that SMC and its contractor EEI will make sure even stricter measures are in place at the project site.