Occidental Mindoro gov’t helping kin of fire victims at Quezon City printing shop
CITY OF CALAPAN, Oriental Mindoro — Occidental Mindoro Gov. Eduardo Gadiano instructed on Thursday the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office and the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) to assist the families of eight of the 15 people killed in a fire that struck a printing shop in Tandang Sora, Quezon City.
The victims’ relatives, who are mostly from Rizal town of Occidental Mindoro, were already traveling to Manila to claim the bodies at a funeral parlor, according to Mary Jolence Soriano, officer in charge of the Rizal municipal DRRMO. Two of the fatalities were from Sablayan town, also in Occidental Mindoro, the Inquirer learned.
“We are now traveling (on a boat) to Manila from Occidental Mindoro with the families of those eight who were reported to have died. We are assisting them,” Soriano told the Inquirer on Friday.
Rizal Mayor Sonny Pablo was expected to go to Archangel Funeral Homes in Sampaloc, Manila, at around 8 a.m. where the bodies were brought, said Soriano.
An investigation was underway to find out the cause of the fire. INQ