Three children were among the eight killed in a fire that ravaged Village A and Village B in Barangay UP Campus, Diliman, Quezon City on Monday morning.
City Social Services Director Fe Macale said in an interview that the local government will shoulder the funeral expenses of the victims and will provide food and financial assistance to the affected families.
The victims were evacuated to Advincula Hall.
“Ang instruction sa amin ni Mayor (Joy Belmonte) ay ibigay ‘yung lahat ng mga pangangailangan ng ating mga nasunugan (The mayor’s instruction is to give all the needs of the fire victims),” Macale said.
The three minors who died were aged 10, 8, and 3; three are senior citizens aged 79, 69, and 65; and the other two were 57 and 32 years old.
An additional report from the Bureau of Fire Protection said three others sustained injuries.
The incident was reported at 5:20 a.m. and declared out by 7 a.m.
As of the 2:35 p.m. report, some 134 families or 459 individuals were affected by the fire.
The BFP placed the damage at PHP150,000.
Source: Philippines News Agency