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73 out of 74 Kentex fire victims identified – PNP

Jul 07, 2015 - 4:00 PM

Two more victims were found at the site of the fire hit Kentex Manufacturing Corporation bringing the total death toll to 74

IDENTIFIED. Filipino firemen carry a body inside a cadaver bag from a burnt warehouse following a fire in Valenzuela city, east of Manila, Philippines, 13 May 2015. EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

Valenzuela fire: 63 bodies identified

Jun 04, 2015 - 4:20 PM

Of the 72 victims killed in the industrial fire that hit a Valenzuela City footwear factory last month 9 remain unidentified

IDENTIFICATION. Members of the PNP crime laboratory meet with families of the 72 victims killed in the Kentex factory blaze. Photo from Valenzuela City PIO

Valenzuela shuts down businesses with no fire safety certificate

Jun 04, 2015 - 3:30 PM

Valenzuela City Mayor Rex Gatchalian also orders other business establishments to present their valid FSICs within 7 days from receipt of the directive

epa04747281 Filipino policemen carry a body in a body bag following a fire at a footwear factory in Valenzuela city, east of Manila, Philippines, 14 May 2015. At least 31 people were killed and dozens more are feared dead after a fire razed a footwear factory in the Philippines. Most of the bodies were found burned beyond recognition on the second floor of the two-storey building in the Manila suburb of Valenzuela, a fire volunteer said. EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

Review of Fire Code sought after deadly Valenzuela blaze

May 21, 2015 - 11:23 AM

Senator Cynthia Villar who filed a resolution seeking the review says the Kentex tragedy shows that people have not learned from the Ozone Disco fire that killed 162 people in 1996

Valenzuela fire: Relatives identify victims' belongings

May 20, 2015 - 5:19 PM

Families of the 72 workers killed in last week s factory fire help identify the personal items left at the accident site as investigators continue the DNA testing

LOOKING FOR A LOVED ONE. Irenea Pohanes, 44, looks for the personal effects of her niece, 22-year-old Jerylyn Calago, who died in the industrial fire that hit Kentex Manufacturing Corporation. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Valenzuela defends issuance of business permit to Kentex

May 19, 2015 - 5:06 PM

The Bureau of Fire Protection never sent word that the factory did not comply with safety standards after the city government issued a provisional business permit

epa04747280 Filipino workers collect water next to a burnt footwear factory in Valenzuela city, east of Manila, Philippines, May 14, 2015. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Palace: More inspections after Kentex fire

May 16, 2015 - 3:50 PM

UPDATED Malacañang says Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz has initial reports on Kentex engaging the services of a subcontractor not registered with the labor department

FATALITIES. Authorities seal the remains of workers killed in a footwear factory in Valenzuela. Photo by PNP-PIO

Kentex offers fire victims 'negligible' compensation

May 15, 2015 - 11:35 PM

Valenzuela Mayor Rex Gatchalian says the owner of the factory where at least 72 died in a fire is victimizing the workers twice over

epa04747281 Filipino policemen carry a body in a body bag following a fire at a footwear factory in Valenzuela city, east of Manila, Philippines, 14 May 2015. At least 31 people were killed and dozens more are feared dead after a fire razed a footwear factory in the Philippines. Most of the bodies were found burned beyond recognition on the second floor of the two-storey building in the Manila suburb of Valenzuela, a fire volunteer said. EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

Valenzuela fire victims buried, DNA tests continue

May 15, 2015 - 12:39 PM

Of the 72 bodies pulled out from the Kentex Manufacturing factory 36 are female while 28 are male Five remain unidentified

Rescue workers and members of the SOCO bring in body bags of charred bodies of workers killed in the factory fire at the barangay hall of Maysan, Valenzuela City on May 14, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Mourning in Valenzuela over horrific factory fire

May 15, 2015 - 9:05 AM

Tearful relatives begin the heartbreaking task of helping investigators identify the remains of their loved ones killed in the blaze that hit a footwear factory in Valenzuela City

epa04746995 Filipino relatives of a missing factory workers reacts following a fire at a warehouse in Valenzuela city, east of Manila, Philippines, 13 May 2015. At least 31 people were killed and dozens more are feared dead after a fire on 13 May razed a footwear factory in the Philippines, local officials and emergency workers said. Most of the bodies were found burned beyond recognition on the second floor of the two-storey building in the Manila suburb of Valenzuela, a fire volunteer said. EPA/RITCHIE B. TONGO

Death toll in Valenzuela fire climbs to 72

May 14, 2015 - 12:00 PM

4th UPDATE Authorities have retrieved 72 bodies from the fire gutted Valenzuela footwear factory mostly burnt beyond recognition

Filipino policemen carry a body in a body bag following a fire at a footwear factory in Valenzuela city, east of Manila, Philippines, 14 May 2015. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA