Star City Fire Under Control; Will Be Closed Christmas 2019

Star City Fire Under Control; Will Be Closed Christmas 2019

Spotlight

Globe Recreates The Way You Learn With Special Promos

Globe introduces special Go promos for students and the GoTOK series to make quality learning and self-improvement accessible for everyone online and in real life!

Roma Point Bridge Construction In Full Swing With Republic Cement Support

Expected to be the longest bridge in Calabarzon, the Roma Point Bridge, also known as the Alabat Bridge, will be 1.7 kilometers long upon completion and will connect Alabat Island to mainland Quezon province.

Specialty Pulp Manufacturing Inc. Chooses 100% Clean Energy From EDC

Agriculture-based manufacturing company SPMI is now being powered by clean, renewable, reliable energy from EDC!

1st ARISE Virtual Annual General Membership Meeting Focused On Business Resilience

ARISE Philippines discusses the need to focus on key priority areas in its advocacies on disaster risk reduction in its first virtual Annual General Membership Meeting.

The fire that struck the popular amusement park, Star City, in Pasay has been declared under control early Wednesday.

Pasay City Fire Marshal Paul Pili said the fire has been declared under control at 4:32 a.m.

The fire started around 12:22 a.m. Wednesday in the stockroom of stuff toys and other prizes and later spread to other areas inside the facility.

Fire officers said the blaze quickly spread to other parts of the building and huge plumes billowed into the sky as firefighters immediately responded to control it.

Aside from the amusement park, the Manila Broadcasting Company (MBC), a sister company of Star City, was also gutted by fire.

No casualties were reported in the fire that reached Task Force Alpha status at 2:32 a.m.

After two hours, the blaze was raised to Task Force Bravo, meaning 19 fire trucks were deployed to the area.

Investigation showed the roof of the Snow World attraction collapsed while the Star Theater was also destroyed.

In a statement, the MBC management said that they are closely coordinating with authorities to determine the cause of the fire.

“Despite the catastrophe, MBC FM stations Love Radio, Yes the Best, and Easy Rock will continue regular broadcasting operations while DZRH is expected to go back on-air within 48 hours or less,” the company said.

“Star City, which was hit hard by the fire, will be closed through the Christmas season,” it added.

Star City spokesperson Rudolph Jularbal said the amusement park might only reopen in Oct. 2020.

He said they are considering giving financial support to affected employees. (PNA)

Christmas Parties In Metro Manila Cancelled This Year

Merry pa rin kaya ang Christmas kahit walang parties?

N. Ecija Farmers Find Viable Market For Tons Of Harvested Squash

Some vegetable farmers in Nueva Ecija have found viable markets to sell their tons of harvested squash.

Nograles: Nat’l Land Use Act Needed To Ensure PH Food Security

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles renews the administration’s call for the passage of a National Land Use Act saying it is needed to ensure the country’s food security.

Specialty Pulp Manufacturing Inc. Chooses 100% Clean Energy From EDC

Agriculture-based manufacturing company SPMI is now being powered by clean, renewable, reliable energy from EDC!

Charo Leads Inspiring Conversations In New FYE Show ‘Dear Charo’

A celebrity who birthed a now famous meme is set to guest on the first episode of "Dear Charo". Can you guess who she is?

5K Cebu Learners Benefit From Milk Feeding Program

The Philippine Carabao Center-Ubay Stock Farm and the Department of Agriculture in Central Visayas kicks off a school-based milk feeding program in the southern city of Carcar, Cebu, benefiting nearly 5,000 learners.

51 Cooperatives Formed Through DSWD’s Livelihood Program

DSWD Secretary Rolando Joselito Bautista lauds cooperatives for providing the much-needed employment and training during the pandemic.

106-Year-Old Baguio Resident Recovers From COVID-19

Good news! One of the oldest persons in the country, who was diagnosed with COVID-19, was discharged on Tuesday!

Google’s Newest Feature ‘Hum To Search’ Lets You Find Songs Without Lyrics

Trying to describe a song based on its tune but don't know its title and lyrics? Google's Hum To Search feature has your back!

Mayor Abby: Makati To Implement Teaching Fellowship Program

The Makati government is set to implement a teaching fellowship program in the city's three public elementary schools for two years.