Serendra blast - updates

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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 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

PSEi plunges on Serendra blast, Wall St fall

Jun 03, 2013 - 1:05 PM

There was heavy selling in Ayala stocks following the May 31 explosion at Serendra in Taguig Local stocks also took their cue from the US market say analysts

Ayala stocks dip after Serendra blast

Jun 03, 2013 - 11:00 AM

2nd UPDATE The dip is not a surprise but investors are looking out for the results of the ongoing investigation

'Probers focusing on Serendra blast site'

Jun 02, 2013 - 5:52 PM

Investigators are now gathering evidence from the Two Serendra unit where the deadly May 31 blast occurred





Bomb? Gas? Remember the Glorietta blast?

Jun 02, 2013 - 7:49 AM

The Serendra blast on Friday May 31 is not the first explosion involving an Ayala property

'We want to know what caused the blast'

Jun 01, 2013 - 7:53 PM

The brother of one of the casualties of the Serendra explosion speaks up

22nd street along Serendra set to reopen

Jun 01, 2013 - 6:07 PM

The street will be passable once police finish clearing the area

Aquino orders thorough probe on Serendra

Jun 01, 2013 - 4:32 PM

It should be something that can stand the scrutiny of anybody his spokesperson says

INSPECTING SERENDRA. President Benigno Aquino III goes to Serendra to inspect the explosion site. Photo by Gil Natea/Malacanang Photo Bureau

Shattered dreams for Serendra victim

Jun 01, 2013 - 3:55 PM

Marlon Bandiola was about to build his own house for his family

Inside Serendra: A social media explosion

Jun 01, 2013 - 12:22 PM

An eyewitness notes how in a time of crisis people talk about the positives He also shares his photos of the incident

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

Cause of blast still unclear - Roxas

Jun 01, 2013 - 11:18 AM

3rd UPDATE Roxas: Bomb sniffing dogs find no residue of explosives

ADDRESSING THE PUBLIC. Interior Secretary Mar Roxas at a presser regarding the Serendra incident.

NDRRMC revises report: 3 killed in Serendra

Jun 01, 2013 - 9:50 AM

UPDATED The NDRRMC says 5 others are wounded including a 9 year old

Business as usual in Serendra after blast

Jun 01, 2013 - 8:32 AM

Ayala Land is maintaining a business as usual mode at the commercial areas next to Serendra condominium in Bonifacio Global City following a blast that killed 3

BUSINESS AS USUAL. A Bread Talk retail store in Market!Market! shopping mall across Serendra residential and commercial complex prepares to open after a blast incident. Photo by Angela Casuay/Rappler