Fire razes 100 houses in Laguna


MANILA, Philippines—Around 100 houses were burned on Friday night in Barangay (village) Omboy in Biñan town, Laguna province, television reports said Friday.

The reports said the fire started at 9 p.m. due to faulty wiring of a home appliance. The fire was declared under control at 10 p.m.

Quoting fire officer Eduardo Mesa, GMA news said the still-undetermined number of families affected are staying at the village’s covered basketball court.

An unidentified resident interviewed said the houses were built close to each other and most were made up of wooden materials.

There were no reported injuries or casualties as of posting time. Totel V. de Jesus,

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  • bogli_anakdami

    squat town… burn ‘em!

    • w33k3nd3r

      Those have been the best under the table moves of the Government that I’ve found progressive lately.

      Can’t talk sense with them? Turn up the heat.

  • Eloisa Aniceta Behan

    It’s Umboy. Ubaldo Ambas st. It’s not a village.

  • w33k3nd3r

    Were these houses of informal settlers?

    • bogli_anakdami

      google (maps) mo…  there’s another relocation area here in my hood… they call the dump as “southville”

      it’s in santa rosa laguna >>> capt perlas st,  pooc… the one with the off-white roof… flip gubment spent million pesos… 2/3 of the budget went to magnanakaws…

      it used to be a pristine ricefields & fishing areas… not anymore… it’s a garbage dump… the squats really trash the area…

      • w33k3nd3r

        you think these fires are accidental?

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