8 dead after Christmas Day fires in Philippines

Dec 25, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Charlotte Observer

MANILA, Philippines Authorities in the Philippines say at least eight people are dead after two separate Christmas Day fires in the capital region.

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Bakulaw

Adelaide, Australia

#42 Jan 12, 2013
Posted on Local Internet Bulletin Board by D.F.(aka Mo)

It's been a long and very sad day.

My apologizes for starting a new thread, but I wanted to have the story, as we know it, up front away from the speculation. The fire started around 3 AM in the area behind the toilets at Rum Jungle. This area is our office space and houses accounting, administration, marketing and facilities. We also use it for storing T-shirts, some stock and lots of documents.

There were 6, 7 or 8 deaths. We had two separate counting groups, so I still am not sure. All but one person died in their room - most likely from smoke inhalation. There were 2 or 3 Filipinas and the remaining foreigners. We believe there were 3 Americans, 1 Korean and one Englishman. We were told there was one girl in the room and one in the stairwell. About an hour ago, we were looking around the hotel and spotted another body of a girl huddled in the space under the desk. I am not sure if the fire inspectors missed her or forgot about her - thus the confusion. It's a sight that will haunt me for a long time; probably the rest of my life.

We had working smoke detectors and emergency lights. The building was fire safety inspected in March, and passed all requirements.

Unfortunately, the 2 fire trucks in Barrio Barretto are inoperable, and we had to call the brigade from Olongapo. It took them about 30 minutes to get from City Hall to the hotel. There are horror stories about firefighters refusing to take action until receiving payment for services.[But, in reality] When the brigade arrived they went into immediate action. There were 3 trucks and 2 water trucks plus 2 ambulances. The equipment they use is rudimentary; mechanical ladders, poor fitting rubber suits, undersized safety helmets, etc. Yet these brave men did not hesitate to climb the ladders to the balconies, enter Rum Jungle and the Complex and do their best to extinguish the fire.

The investigation that followed was thorough and professional. They sifted through the ruins, gather evidence interviewed many of the staff and all was done with courtesy and all due politeness. Once the offices had cooled down, we were allowed to remover our safes. One had over P1,000,000 in it, which NO ONE asked about nor hinted about a payoff.

There are no words that can express my sorrow and sincere sorrow about what happened nor my most heartfelt condolences to the victims' families. I also want to sincerely thank the Barretto and Angeles communities for their unqualified outpouring of sympathy and support. To Simba (Hot Zone), Bruno and JJ, Jimbo (VFW), the representatives of the RAO, Tom Wicke - I will never forget your kind words. To Bret, Dave K, Phillip, FRGC, Don, Daisy, all 11 of our mamasans and the scores of staff who were there; you've proven yourselves the best staff of managers and best friends anyone has a right to have; my gratitude for being there through this very long night.

I'm not a religious person, but tonight, I'll be saying a few prayers for those who left us too soon. Please join me.
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

#43 Jan 12, 2013
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE wrote:
they cant be funny if theyre broken and made in america...
^Ching Chong apes like me are big talkers... talking big..i know i know...while working to death as slaves in china cheap labor factory hahaah… I’ve been there and done it.
I sold my 86y/o mother to Chinese triad so that i can go to Canada hahaah cool right? I now work in Filipino chow king serving fly lice hahaah….want a more fly lice?
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

#44 Jan 12, 2013
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE wrote:
they cant be funny if theyre broken and made in america...

as per usual closer look... those trucks were made from China…company name is Ching Chong Motors…(i’m sure china) had they been actually made by americans and given to Filipinos... im pretty sure they could still be workin right now…hahaah. My apologies to Don.

probably figured you could buy more fire trucks from americans...not from Ching Chong Motors which once you ran these other ones to the ground…hahaah.
lol

San Francisco, CA

#45 Jan 13, 2013
So I see, there are two RIF ..one from Canada and one from Saudi Arabia..interesting!
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

Delta, Canada

#46 Jan 13, 2013
lol wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, you're addressing your own post.. OFWS can afford to talk big because they earn their keeps...it's call "integrity" and "decent living! There is nothing wrong if they work as maids. So what??? Just mind your own business lollllllllllllllllllllllllllll llllll
naw the OFW ape from Suadi Arabia... where there is a 70% chance she has been abused by her employer

is using my name...
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

Delta, Canada

#47 Jan 13, 2013
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE wrote:
<quoted text>
as per usual closer look... those trucks were made from China…company name is Ching Chong Motors…(i’m sure china) had they been actually made by americans and given to Filipinos... im pretty sure they could still be workin right now…hahaah. My apologies to Don.
probably figured you could buy more fire trucks from americans...not from Ching Chong Motors which once you ran these other ones to the ground…hahaah.
thats because you apes cant make anything for yourself

LOL
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

Delta, Canada

#48 Jan 13, 2013
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE wrote:
<quoted text>
^Ching Chong apes like me are big talkers... talking big..i know i know...while working to death as slaves in china cheap labor factory hahaah… I’ve been there and done it.
I sold my 86y/o mother to Chinese triad so that i can go to Canada hahaah cool right? I now work in Filipino chow king serving fly lice hahaah….want a more fly lice?
such a proud ape..... big talker working as a domestic helper in Saudi Arabia...

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03/17/2012 10:07
SAUDI ARABIA - PHILIPPINES

Saudi Arabia, 70% of Filipino domestic workers suffer physical and psychological violence

Revealed by research of the Committee on Overseas Workers Welfare. The cases of rape suffered by Filipino young people are on the agenda. To avoid an increase in wages, the government of Riyadh bans unskilled workers from the Philippines and Indonesia.

Riyadh (AsiaNews)- Underpaid, exploited and often abused by their employers, Filipino domestic workers are one of the groups most at risk in Arabian countries, especially Saudi Arabia
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

#49 Jan 13, 2013
lol wrote:
Oh, you're addressing your own post.. OFWS can afford to talk big because they earn their keeps...it's call "integrity" and "decent living! There is nothing wrong if they work as maids. So what??? Just mind your own business lollllllllllllllllllllllllllll llllll
naw the Ching Chong from Suadi Arabia..and me are the same…i’m just having split personality attack. Saudi is where 70% chance Chinese nurses open their legs because Ching Chong nurses are paid less hahaaha

is using my name...
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

#50 Jan 13, 2013
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE wrote:
Ching Chong apes like me are big talkers... talking big..i know i know...while working to death as slaves in china cheap labor factory hahaah… I’ve been there and done it.
I sold my 86y/o mother to Chinese triad so that i can go to Canada hahaah cool right? I now work in Filipino chow king serving fly lice hahaah….want a more fly lice?
such a proud cousin ape..... big talker working as a domestic helper in Saudi Arabia...

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03/17/2012 10:07
SAUDI ARABIA - PHILIPPINES

Saudi Arabia, 70% of lowly paid Chinese nurses suffer physical and psychological violence

Revealed by research of the Chinese Committee on Overseas Workers Welfare. The cases of rape suffered by Ching Chongs young people are on the agenda. To avoid an increase in wages, the government of Riyadh bans unskilled workers from the Philippines and Indonesia to give Ching Chongs opportunity.

Riyadh (AsiaNews)- Underpaid, exploited and often abused by their employers, Chinese underpaid nurses are one of the groups most at risk in Arabian countries, especially Saudi Arabia…hahaaah
SIGIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII IIII NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA A MOREEEEEEEEEEEEEE FLY LICEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

#51 Jan 13, 2013
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE wrote:
as per usual closer look... those trucks were made from China…company name is Ching Chong Motors…(i’m sure china) had they been actually made by americans and given to Filipinos... im pretty sure they could still be workin right now…hahaah. My apologies to Don.
probably figured you could buy more fire trucks from americans...not from Ching Chong Motors which once you ran these other ones to the ground…hahaah.
thats because Ching Chong yellow apes cant make anything of our own….hahaah

LOL

Since: Apr 09

Olongapo City, Philippines

#52 Jan 14, 2013
lol wrote:
So I see, there are two RIF ..one from Canada and one from Saudi Arabia..interesting!
He is filling up these threads with nonsense. Just have to stand beck until he burns himself out or her or whatever.
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

#53 Jan 14, 2013
Don the American wrote:
<quoted text>
He is filling up these threads with nonsense. Just have to stand beck until he burns himself out or her or whatever.
And are you proudly making any sense yourself sloth? You cant even spell back correctly hahaaah....
ELIAS IBARRA

Barrigada, Guam

#55 Jan 18, 2013
[QUOTE who=""]I figure it happens more at christmas... because of the extra electrical use???
[/QUOTE]

RESISTANCE IS FUTILE,

Yes, Catholic and Protestant loss of lives and limbs do happen during their celebration of the birthday of Sol Invictus, the pagan god!!!

Those who were beatified and canonized by the papacy at a cost of $20,000 and $30,000 per head serve no purpose at all!!! Graven images serve no purpose for their equals are but the scarecrows!!!

All Catholics and Protestants must improve their low I.Q.s!!!

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
ELIAS IBARRA

Barrigada, Guam

#56 Jan 18, 2013
Lol wrote:
"You have to know the word to discern good from evil. Hosea 4:6 says that "my people perish for lack of knowledge". If you want to be strong in faith than it is imperative that you be strong in the Word."
Lol,

Yes, people perish for lack of knowledge!!! Not only that, they perish because what they believed are the false preachers who could not even understand their own teachings after hundreds of years:


"The Trinity is a wonderful mystery. No one understands it. The most learned theologian, the holiest Pope, the greatest saint, all are mystified by it as a child of seven."

Reference:[Martin J. Scott, S.J., God and Myself, Nhil Obstat: Arthurus J. Scanlan, S.T.D., Imprimatur: Joannes Cardinalis Farley (P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1917), pp. 118-119.]

All Roman catholics and Protestants must improve their low I.Q.s!!!

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
ELIAS IBARRA

Barrigada, Guam

#59 Jan 20, 2013
This Roman Catholic pope inspires Catholic faithfuls to make more sins for it means more "Cash On Hand" for the Vatican:

Pope Leo X (1513 to 1521)

Pope Leo X not only allowed, but encouraged worshippers to pay for their sins – literally. The corrupt religious leader was fond of putting prices on others' sins and requiring them to give him money in return for absolving their wrongdoings. Threatening that their souls would not be able to enter heaven if they didn't pay up, Leo X set sinner fines for crimes such as murder, incest and theft, "Pope Leo X: Opponent of the Reformation" (Compass Point Books, 2006).
Leo X was strictly against the Protestant Reformation, which was inspired by Martin Luther's argument against the church's unscrupulous methods of attaining funds based on people's fears of not getting into heaven, according to "Pope Leo X."

All Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, Atheists, and Protestants must improve their low I.Q.s!!!

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam

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