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CA rejects Alveo Land plea to dismiss 2013 Serendra blast case

May 19, 2019 - 4:51 PM

'Petitioners' negligence caused an explosion...and for petitioners to shift the blame to the victim is only adding insult to injury,' says the 8th Division of the Court of Appeals

SERENDRA BLAST. A wall from the Two Serendra unit fell onto a parked Abenson truck below, killing 3 people onboard the truck in 2013. Also killed was the unit tenant. File photo

4-year-old Korean falls to death from BGC condominium

Dec 09, 2017 - 5:38 PM

The child was a resident of Two Serendra condominium

ACCIDENT SITE. A part of the Two Serendra condominium in BGC. File photo by Rappler

House approves LPG safety bill

Sep 06, 2015 - 12:23 PM

The Bureau of Fire Protection ranks LPG flare ups as a leading cause of violent blazes

Who was punished for Serendra blast?

Jun 05, 2014 - 1:05 PM

The Department of Justice has yet to probe groups and individuals that a fact finding report found to be liable for the explosion including 3 Ayala owned companies

POWERFUL EXPLOSION. Police confirm an explosion at Serendra, a posh enclave in Taguig at around 8pm on Friday, May 31. Photo by Robin Leonard

TIMELINE: The 2013 Serendra blast

May 31, 2014 - 5:04 PM

It s been a year since the deadly Two Serendra explosion at The Fort Here s what happened in the months past

POWERFUL EXPLOSION. Police confirm an explosion at Serendra, a posh enclave in Taguig at around 8pm on Friday, May 31. Photo by Robin Leonard

Glorietta blast, 6 years after

Oct 19, 2013 - 8:53 PM

Rappler looks back at the Glorietta blast investigation and recalls the findings as a result of the probe

Rappler Newscast | October 7, 2013

Oct 07, 2013 - 9:33 PM

Hong Kong journalists kicked out of APEC for shouting at Aquino PH upholds freedom to navigate South China Sea despite China s warning

Ayala firms held liable for Serendra blast

Oct 03, 2013 - 9:40 PM

4 months after the Serendra blast the government is pointing fingers not just at the unit owners but also at 3 Ayala firms

3 Ayala firms face charges over Serendra blast

Oct 03, 2013 - 3:01 PM

It is now up to the justice department to file the appropriate charges against these companies says Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas

'BAHALA NA.' The negligence of several groups and individuals led to the Two Serendra blast, said Roxas. Photo by Rappler

Serendra tenant's remains flown to US

Jul 11, 2013 - 8:03 PM

The transfer of Angelito San Juan s remains wake and burial expenses will all be covered by Ayala Land Inc

SERENDRA VICTIM. Angelito San Juan dies almost 5 weeks since the Two Serendra blast, from complication sustained from the explosion. Photo from meetup.com

BGC residents now required to self-inspect LPG

Jul 10, 2013 - 6:39 PM

Buildings in Bonifacio Global City that use piped in gas are now required to self inspect their gas systems following the fatal Serendra gas explosion

POWERFUL EXPLOSION. Police confirm an explosion at Serendra, a posh enclave in Taguig at around 8pm on Friday, May 31. Photo by Robin Leonard

Serendra blast victim to be flown to US after Manila wake

Jul 05, 2013 - 9:23 PM

The family of Angelito San Juan has yet to decide whether to file charges against Ayala Land Inc

SERENDRA VICTIM. Angelito San Juan dies almost 5 weeks since the Two Serendra blast, from complication sustained from the explosion. Photo from meetup.com

Why not charge Ayala for tenant's death?

Jul 04, 2013 - 3:30 PM

The wife of another Serendra blast victim says Angelito San Juan s family should not accept any offers from Ayala

CHARGE AYALA. The wife of one of the Serendra blast victims says the family of Angelito San Juan should consider filing charges against Ayala. Photo from meetup.com

Serendra unit 501 occupant dies

Jul 04, 2013 - 8:23 AM

Angelito San Juan 63 came here to attend a wedding He dies 5 weeks after the May 31 blast at Two Serendra

SERENDRA VICTIM. Angelito San Juan dies almost 5 weeks since the Two Serendra blast, from complication sustained from the explosion. Photo from meetup.com

'Two other LPG blasts at the Fort must be probed'

Jul 01, 2013 - 6:07 PM

A lawmaker urges government to investigate two other explosions that took place before the Two Serendra blast and pushes for a new law to address the problem

MASSIVE DAMAGE. The explosion at Two Serendra Unit 501B blew out a wall that crushed a passing truck, killing 3. Photo by Robin Leonard

Wife of Serendra blast victim: Ayala offer not enough

Jun 30, 2013 - 3:25 PM

Myla Umali says Ayala offered her two options as settlement for her husband’s death

HAPPY TIMES. The Umali couple with their two children, JM and Ella. Photo from the Facebook account of Myla Umali

Serendra permanently shuts off LPG system

Jun 29, 2013 - 1:10 PM

Close to a month after the blast that killed 3 and injured 4 Serendra management says it will replace gas ranges with electric stoves on a like for like basis

POWERFUL EXPLOSION. Police confirm an explosion at Serendra, a posh enclave in Taguig at around 8pm on Friday, May 31. Photo by Robin Leonard

Serendra revisited: Facts, more questions

Jun 29, 2013 - 11:09 AM

Almost a month after the Two Serendra blast government has yet to determine the cause of the gas leak

POWERFUL EXPLOSION. Police confirm an explosion at Serendra, a posh enclave in Taguig at around 8pm on Friday, May 31. Photo by Robin Leonard

#FoodTrip: A feast of flavors in TriNoma

Jun 28, 2013 - 6:53 PM

Here s a mall and foodie destination in north Quezon City

BINUKADKAD NA PLAPLA. Abe's best-seller that clients also refer to as their 'flying fish.' It is served with balo-balo ('burong hipon' in Filipino, pickled shrimp in English) and mustasa (mustard leaves). All photos by Kai Magsanoc

Blast victim's wife refuses Ayala, Abenson settlement

Jun 23, 2013 - 10:55 AM

Myla Umali says she declined Abenson and Ayala s offers after meeting with them twice

POWERFUL EXPLOSION. Police confirm an explosion at Serendra, a posh enclave in Taguig at around 8pm on Friday, May 31. Photo by Robin Leonard

Shell says Serendra gas has odor, witnesses disagree

Jun 19, 2013 - 11:27 PM

But witnesses did not report any unusual smell on the day of the blast

POWERFUL EXPLOSION. Police confirm an explosion at Serendra, a posh enclave in Taguig at around 8pm on Friday, May 31. Photo by Robin Leonard

The coffin in the living room

Jun 16, 2013 - 8:02 AM

The family of Serendra victim Sallymar Natividad bid farewell to the 41 year old driver who died on May 31 2013

THE WIDOW. Lilibeth Natividad stands watch over her husband's coffin. 9 June 2013.

Two Serendra residents: Back to normal in 6 months

Jun 14, 2013 - 4:58 PM

Some affected residents have been moved into unoccupied Serendra units

SAFETY CHECKS. Ayala Land will conduct safety checks across the board. Photo by Aya Lowe/Rappler

Ayala Land checks safety features of projects

Jun 14, 2013 - 11:21 AM

Ayala Land to renew safety checks across all properties and brands

SAFETY CHECKS. Ayala Land will conduct safety checks across the board. Photo by Aya Lowe/Rappler

Why Ayala execs stay behind the scenes after Serendra blast

Jun 13, 2013 - 9:11 PM

Ayala Land president says they don t want to send out messages that would conflict with the government s official one

BEHIND THE SCENES. Why has Ayala Land top officials remained silent during the investigations? Photo by Aya Lowe

Rappler Newscast | June 13, 2013

Jun 13, 2013 - 9:03 PM

Will Ayala Land take responsibility for explosion? NBI recommends filing charges against Coast Guard personnel Snowden: US has been hacking computers in China and Hong Kong

Will Ayala take responsibility for Serendra blast?

Jun 13, 2013 - 8:48 PM

Ayala says it will implement more safety measures in the wake of the blast

CHALLENGE. Ayala Land Inc President Tony Aquino admits monitoring gas detectors of individual units is difficult. Photo by Rappler

Gas detectors made mandatory in BGC

Jun 13, 2013 - 2:34 PM

The government will now impose the installation of gas detectors in all buildings and establishments that connect to the Bonifacio Gas Corp

How to handle a crisis like Ayala's, Gokongwei's

Jun 13, 2013 - 6:34 AM

7 tips on crisis management: What Ayala Land and Cebu Pacific did right and wrong in the Serendra and Davao airport incidents

Blast victim's wife mulls charges vs Ayala

Jun 12, 2013 - 6:22 PM

Myla Umali says that although she received around P50 000 cash from Ayala Land Inc she did not sign a waiver

HAPPY TIMES. The Umali couple with their two children, JM and Ella. Photo from the Facebook account of Myla Umali

Serendra never checked Unit 501B renovations

Jun 11, 2013 - 6:25 PM

Despite email requests by unit owner Marianne Cayton Castillo Serendra failed to perform any spot checks on the apartment during the April May renovations

POWERFUL EXPLOSION. Police confirm an explosion at Serendra, a posh enclave in Taguig at around 8pm on Friday, May 31. Photo by Robin Leonard

Roxas: Ayala not yet liable for Serendra blast

Jun 10, 2013 - 11:19 AM

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas says government is looking into various factors to pinpoint liability

Inspect underground LPG pipelines, DOE urged

Jun 08, 2013 - 2:32 PM

After the Serendra blast a lawmaker calls for stricter standards in LPG installations

Fast facts: Gas supplier in Serendra blast

Jun 08, 2013 - 12:15 PM

The spotlight that the Two Serendra explosion has put on Bonifacio Gas Corp brings into question the handling of liquefied petroleum gas supposedly an environmentally friendly energy source

SERENDRA BLAST. A unit in the posh Serendra Two in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City exploded. Photo by Robin Leonard

Roxas: Serendra blast caused by LPG

Jun 08, 2013 - 9:52 AM

Investigators conclude LPG caused the explosion at Two Serendra last May 31 Was the LPG distributed to Serendra tenants odorless?

Rappler Newscast | June 7, 2013

Jun 07, 2013 - 8:51 PM

Roxas: LPG leak caused Serendra blast Supplier of piped in gas in BGC asked to explain blast Asian businessman: Aquino’s speech at World Economic Forum is music to his ears

Does Serendra use odorless LPG?

Jun 07, 2013 - 5:48 PM

Without mercaptan a chemical usually added to commercialized gas it is virtually impossible to detect gas leaks by smell

POWERFUL EXPLOSION. Police confirm an explosion at Serendra, a posh enclave in Taguig at around 8pm on Friday, May 31. Photo by Robin Leonard

BGC bomb threat a hoax, says PNP

Jun 07, 2013 - 5:33 PM

The bomb threat was meant to scare people after the deadly Serendra explosion the PNP says

Gov't asks Bonifacio Gas to explain Serendra blast

Jun 07, 2013 - 1:52 PM

What caused the gas led explosion in Serendra Two a posh condominium in Bonifacio Global City BGC in Taguig?

Serendra blast caused by LPG - Roxas

Jun 07, 2013 - 12:28 PM

Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas rules out a bomb as cause and says the blast that killed 3 had characteristics of a gas explosion

Rappler Newscast | June 5, 2013

Jun 05, 2013 - 8:54 PM

JPE resigns as Senate President Trillanes Cayetano: Enrile’s resignation doesn t address handling of funds Serendra residents raise concerns about safety

Expats drive demand for high-end condominiums

Jun 05, 2013 - 7:41 PM

Luxury residential real estate will benefit from foreign expatriates who are increasingly turning from leasers to buyers

FOREIGN CONFIDENCE. Foreign expats show their confidence by investing in the PH real estate market. Photo by Aya Lowe/Rappler

Serendra probe results expected on Friday

Jun 05, 2013 - 3:16 PM

The ongoing probe is focused on Unit 501 the site of the deadly blast

TWO SERENDRA. Robin Leonard's view of the event from his apartment.

Blast highlights Serendra flaws

Jun 05, 2013 - 1:06 PM

As the probe on the cause of the Two Serendra blast continues residents raise concerns about gas detectors and lack of safety procedures during emergencies

POWERFUL EXPLOSION. Police confirm an explosion at Serendra, a posh enclave in Taguig at around 8pm on Friday, May 31. Photo by Robin Leonard

Rappler Newscast | June 4, 2013

Jun 04, 2013 - 9:33 PM

The Davao airport reopens Aviation authorities: preliminary reports point to pilot error Analysts: Serendra explosion won’t affect Taguig property market

Serendra blast raises safety concerns among condo buyers

Jun 04, 2013 - 7:19 PM

Future buyers are making more inquiries about the safety features of high rise buildings following the blast at Serendra Two condominium units in Bonifacio Global City

Blasts at a condominium units have potential buyers being more vigilant about safety measures. Photo by Rappler/John Javellana

Sallymar comes home

Jun 04, 2013 - 5:53 PM

Sallymar Natividad 41 from Bulacan was one of the 3 fatalities in the May 31 blast at the posh Serendra residential commercial area

Serendra unit 'not cleared for leasing'

Jun 04, 2013 - 10:54 AM

Serendra management allowed Angelito San Juan to stay in Unit 501B even if it was yet to be cleared for leasing after renovations to the apartment

POWERFUL EXPLOSION. Police confirm an explosion at Serendra, a posh enclave in Taguig at around 8pm on Friday, May 31. Photo by Robin Leonard

Serendra blast affects real estate in short-term — analysts

Jun 04, 2013 - 10:18 AM

The blast at the Serendra condominium units will only have a short term effect on demand and prices real estate analysts say

SHORT TERM EFFECT ONLY. The blast at Serendra Two units will only have a short term effects on demand and prices. Photo courtesy of Ayala Land

Serendra unit owner to return from US for probe

Jun 03, 2013 - 6:51 PM

Marianne Castillo who is based in California expresses deepest sympathy for the victims and says her family is equally devastated over the damage caused by the explosion

POWERFUL EXPLOSION. Police confirm an explosion at Serendra, a posh enclave in Taguig at around 8pm on Friday, May 31. Photo by Robin Leonard