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Baguio taho vendors made to pay fire safety fee

Aug 22, 2018 - 8:44 PM

The taho vendor says all 200 of them – taho sellers and other ambulant vendors – were issued such a permit

PERMIT. A Baguio vendors' Fire Safety Inspection Certficate. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

'Almost 400' PH towns have no fire trucks – DILG

Jun 29, 2017 - 4:22 PM

As of April 2017 the Bureau of Fire Protection has 2 674 fire trucks – 932 units short of the ideal number

NOT ENOUGH. Despite multiple fire truck deals struck by the government, many local government units still have no firefighting vehicles.

UK fire fears continue as 60 buildings deemed unsafe

Jun 26, 2017 - 7:30 AM

The massive operation to test tower blocks follows the Grenfell Tower inferno earlier this month that is presumed to have killed 79 people after it spread at shocking speed

CHARRED REMAINS. This file photo taken on June 20, 2017 shows The burned-out shell of the Grenfell Tower block is seen behind terraced houses as local residents look on near the scene of the fire in North Kensington, west London on June 20, 2017. Niklas Halle'n/AFP

Resorts World fire victims '2 meters away' from exit – Fariñas

Jun 07, 2017 - 7:52 PM

After inspecting the site the Majority Floor Leader says it is likely the casino complex will face lawsuits over security lapses and fire safety violations

CASINO ATTACK. A firefighter breaks a glass window of the Resorts World Manila on June 2, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

WATCH: Filipino firefighters teach young kids how to be safe

May 22, 2017 - 7:57 PM

The two day summer camp teaches kids from 8 to 17 years old about fire safety first aid and firefighting techniques

Rapid dev’t spurs PH home buyers’ demand for fire safety

Apr 14, 2016 - 4:12 PM

Filipinos are becoming more acutely aware of the threat posed by fires As the economy grows they are starting to demand more sophisticated protection against it says global fire and security firm Honeywell

UP community mourns loss of 'historic' Faculty Center

Apr 01, 2016 - 9:00 PM

Various members of the UP Diliman community are devastated by the April 1 fire which burned one of the campus historic buildings along with hundreds of priceless research materials

Photo by Violeta Bilbao/Rappler

Too frequent fires at UP Diliman?

Apr 01, 2016 - 2:32 PM

Here s a history of recent fires in UP Diliman the last one being in July 2015 only

SMOKE AND LADDERS. Fire fighters hose the smoking University of the Philippines Faculty Center in UP Diliman Quezon City on Friday, April 1. Photo by Joel Lozano/Rappler

Bucharest disco blaze kills 27, scores injured

Oct 31, 2015 - 2:00 PM

The blaze broke out at around 11:00 pm at the Colectiv night club where hundreds of people had gathered for a gig by rock group Goodbye to Gravity

CLUB FIRE. Emergency service and police forces gather near a club in Bucharest October 31. Photoby

Boracay fire an accident, damages pegged at P48M – BFP

Aug 16, 2015 - 12:48 AM

Investigators conclude that an unattended cooking stove is the cause of fire

Photo by Alan Palma Sr.

Valenzuela shuts down businesses with no fire safety certificate

Jun 04, 2015 - 3:30 PM

Valenzuela City Mayor Rex Gatchalian also orders other business establishments to present their valid FSICs within 7 days from receipt of the directive

epa04747281 Filipino policemen carry a body in a body bag following a fire at a footwear factory in Valenzuela city, east of Manila, Philippines, 14 May 2015. At least 31 people were killed and dozens more are feared dead after a fire razed a footwear factory in the Philippines. Most of the bodies were found burned beyond recognition on the second floor of the two-storey building in the Manila suburb of Valenzuela, a fire volunteer said. EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

Palace: More inspections after Kentex fire

May 16, 2015 - 3:50 PM

UPDATED Malacañang says Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz has initial reports on Kentex engaging the services of a subcontractor not registered with the labor department

FATALITIES. Authorities seal the remains of workers killed in a footwear factory in Valenzuela. Photo by PNP-PIO

Mourning in Valenzuela over horrific factory fire

May 15, 2015 - 9:05 AM

Tearful relatives begin the heartbreaking task of helping investigators identify the remains of their loved ones killed in the blaze that hit a footwear factory in Valenzuela City

epa04746995 Filipino relatives of a missing factory workers reacts following a fire at a warehouse in Valenzuela city, east of Manila, Philippines, 13 May 2015. At least 31 people were killed and dozens more are feared dead after a fire on 13 May razed a footwear factory in the Philippines, local officials and emergency workers said. Most of the bodies were found burned beyond recognition on the second floor of the two-storey building in the Manila suburb of Valenzuela, a fire volunteer said. EPA/RITCHIE B. TONGO

We’ll make culprits pay for Valenzuela deaths – Roxas

May 14, 2015 - 5:06 PM

‘Hindi tama na merong 72 tayong mga kababayan na namatay… Ang magagawa ko para sa kanilang mga naulila ay panagutin kung sino man ang dapat managot ’

FULL FORCE. Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II promises families of those who died in the Valenzuela factory fire that the full force of government will be employed to hold the culprits accountable. PNP PIO photo

Project MOVE: Fire safety forum

Mar 14, 2015 - 9:43 AM

Rappler kicks off Project MOVE with an online discussion on fire prevention

How to handle firecrackers safely this new year's eve

Dec 30, 2014 - 8:02 PM

Emergency management expert Martin Aguda shares these family safety tips for handling firecrackers and fire

Fire bureau personnel harassing Makati businesses – Binay

Jan 17, 2014 - 8:46 PM

BFP personnel allegedly force companies to buy fire extinguishers from them or they won t be issued Fire Safety Inspection Certificates