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House panel OKs P10-billion fund for fire protection modernization

Nov 12, 2019 - 5:57 PM

From its original request of P147 billion, the House committee approves a 'more realistic' P10 billion for the Bureau of Fire Protection

NEW EQUIPMENT? The Bureau of Fire Protection may be able to purchase fire trucks of better quality, if the bill for fire protection modernization is passed into law. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

After a week, BFP allows LRTA to probe fire damage

Oct 10, 2019 - 1:35 PM

The Light Rail Transit Authority has yet to determine the replacement parts needed to be purchased

CLEARED. The Light Rail Transit Authority has been given clearance by the Bureau of Fire Protection to assess the damage incurred by the rectifiers, after getting criticism from the House committee on transportation. File photo by Sky Author/Wikimedia

BFP slammed for causing delay in LRT2 fire investigation

Oct 09, 2019 - 7:01 PM

In the middle of the House hearing, the BFP relays confirmation that it will fast-track and release its investigation report on October 10

NO FINDINGS YET. Six days after two LRT2 rectifiers tripped and caught fire, the Bureau of Fire Protection has not been able to identify the cause, slowing down the LRTA's assesment of damaged parts. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Char pattern hints arson as possible cause of Star City fire

Oct 03, 2019 - 10:56 AM

The Pasay City fire marshal says they were still looking at other angles

ARSON? Pasay City fire marshal Supt. Paul Pili said the char pattern and irregular bend of metal elements inside the structure could have been a result of arson. Photo by Ben Nabong

Amid Negros killings, Duterte warns of doing ‘something drastic’

Aug 01, 2019 - 8:49 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he will have guns issued to fire fighters so they can help in maintaining peace and order

NEGROS VIOLENCE. In this file photo, President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his speech during the 'Araw ng Pasasalamat' for the overseas Filipino workers at Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City on July 12, 2019. Malacañang photo

Former Bureau of Fire Protection officials acquitted of graft charge

May 10, 2019 - 12:54 PM

Ten years after a controversial fire happened, the Sandiganbayan dismisses graft cases against two BFP officers

ACQUITTED. File photos of former Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Director Rolando Bandilla Jr. and Fire Chief Inspector Jhufel Brañanola.

Cops, fire, jail personnel on full alert for Holy Week 2019

Apr 17, 2019 - 10:44 AM

'Criminals do not rest, so the DILG and its attached agencies must not rest as well,' says DILG Secretary Eduardo Año, who has raised the alert status of the agencies

HOLY WEEK DRILL. Members of the Manila Police District participate in a drill in Intramuros, Manila, on April 4, 2019, in preparation for Holy Week. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

COA raises alarm over BFP's failed modernization program

Jan 23, 2019 - 6:40 PM

State auditors doubt the Bureau of Fire Protection can meet its targets by 2020

MISSED TARGETS. The Commission on Audit finds that the Bureau of Fire Protection sorely missed its targets for its 8-year-old modernization program.

1 dead as fire strikes Antipolo City Jail

Dec 28, 2018 - 12:34 AM

(3RD UPDATE) At least 13 inmates are injured in the fire

INJURED. One of 13 inmates injured during the fire at the Antipolo City jail. Photo by Ben Nabong

Build Malay fire station now, town execs urge BFP

Dec 25, 2018 - 2:42 PM

Malay is one of municipalities in Aklan province without a fire station

TWO DISTRICTS. The Senate passes the bill that will split the province of Aklan into 2 legislative districts.

COA to BFP: Address shortage of firefighters, fire trucks

Jul 01, 2018 - 10:40 PM

The Commission on Audit finds that there are only 23,030 firefighters in the Philippines – less than half of the ideal number

BFP declares ‘fire out’ at Plaza Cervantes, Binondo

May 29, 2018 - 12:11 AM

The fire, affecting 4 buildings – including the Land Management Bureau, where it started – lasts for 22 hours

INSIDE THE LMB. The fire, which broke past midnight of May 28, 2018, on the 7th floor of the Land Management Bureau, is put out after 22 hours. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Fire in 4 Binondo buildings ‘suspicious,’ says Manila arson chief

May 28, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Chief Senior Inspector Reden Alumno, arson chief of the Bureau of Fire Protection Manila, says the fire occurred past midnight after a weekend – the hours when arsonists usually operate

Inside LMB. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

300 families displaced in QC fire near Department of Agriculture

May 23, 2018 - 8:36 PM

The fire in Sitio Palanan, Barangay Basra, reaches 5th alarm, and burns to the ground some 200 houses

WATCH: Gov't simulates terror attack, hostage-taking in Boracay

Apr 24, 2018 - 12:21 PM

Inter-agency teams, led by the Philippine National Police, rehearse how they would respond to potential 'threats' during Boracay's closure

FACE OFF. Local police and protesters face head on in one of the simulations rehearsed at Boracay Island on April 24, 2018. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

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Mar 19, 2018 - 10:36 PM

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Fire out at Manila Pavilion after 25 hours

Mar 19, 2018 - 3:45 PM

The death toll from the blaze stands at 5, with 24 others injured

FIRE OUT. The Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel & Casino is engulfed in thick smoke as firefighters battle a Task Force Bravo blaze during through the hotel at the corner of Maria Orosa and U.N. Avenue in Manila on March 18, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Sprinklers didn't work during Manila Pavilion fire, firefighters say

Mar 18, 2018 - 11:15 PM

The fire would have been put out earlier if the sprinklers worked, says Manila disaster risk reduction and management chief Johnny Yu

NO SPRINKLERS? The Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel & Casino is engulfed in thick smoke as firefighters battle a Task Force Bravo blaze during through the hotel at the corner of Maria Orosa and U.N. Avenue in Manila on March 18, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

3 killed, 23 injured in Manila Pavilion fire

Mar 18, 2018 - 10:56 AM

(4th UPDATE) Authorities revise the death toll from 4 to 3, saying that one of the victims has been revived

5TH ALARM. Thick smoke engulfs Manila Pavilion as the fire reached 5th alarm on March 18, 2018. Photo by Stacy de Jesus/Rappler

DILG: Bureau of Fire officials to be charged over Davao mall fire

Mar 14, 2018 - 2:39 PM

'Our lawyers are now readying the complaints to be filed against them,' says Interior Assistant Secretary Jonathan Malaya

MALL FIRE. Firefighters try to contain the fire that hit the NCCC Mall in Davao City on December 23, 2017. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

BFP says Boracay needs more fire substations

Mar 10, 2018 - 8:30 AM

The Bureau of Fire Protection has only one fire substation on the island, which is a top tourist destination

UP Shopping Center compliant with fire regulations – chancellor

Mar 08, 2018 - 7:45 PM

UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan says safety measures were in place for the UP Shopping Center, also pointing out that it had just been renovated in 2017

COMPLIANT? UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan speaks to reporters near the UP Shopping Center. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Inside the UP Shopping Center after the fire

Mar 08, 2018 - 4:51 PM

Rappler takes a look inside the University of the Philippines Shopping Center following the blaze on Thursday, March 8

TORCHED. UP Shopping Center was burned from the inside on Thursday, March 8 with authorities suspecting the fire to come from its ceiling wirings. All photos by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

P500,000 worth of damage in UP Shopping Center fire – BFP

Mar 08, 2018 - 2:25 PM

The UP Shopping Center housed businesses that sold food and various merchandise or offered printing and photocopying services

TORCHED. The aisle of the UP Shopping Center. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

After 2 months, no progress in Davao mall fire probes

Feb 28, 2018 - 7:48 PM

'According to the latest information, the Secretary wanted them to submit the final report but they requested for an extension kasi baka hindi pa talaga nila matapos (because they might not have finished yet),' Bureau of Fire Protection Director Senior Superintendent Wilberto Rico Neil Kwan Tiu says

MALL FIRE. Firefighters try to contain the fire that hit the NCCC Mall in Davao City on December 23, 2017. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

DENR prepares charges vs hikers responsible for Mount Pulag fire

Jan 24, 2018 - 3:55 PM

'The DENR recognizes the impact the fire had on the national park and we will pursue all legal avenues to bring those responsible to account,' says Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu

LOOK: Mount Pulag torched, portable burner found left behind

Jan 22, 2018 - 10:38 PM

Around 1.5 hectares of grassland was completely blackened by the fire

TORCHED. Mount Pulag has been closed off from hikers after a grassland fire. BFP photos

PH needs law on workplace safety after decade of tragedies

Jan 03, 2018 - 2:41 PM

The fire in NCCC Mall in Davao City, which killed 38 call center agents, prompts calls for a law on comprehensive workplace safety law in the Philippines

MALL FIRE. Around 2,000 workers are affected and 38 workers have died in the fire that hit the NCCC Mall in Davao City.

8 fire incidents in Metro Manila as PH welcomed 2018 – BFP

Jan 01, 2018 - 10:01 AM

A 58-year-old man was killed in a blaze that hit a residential area in Pasig City, according to the Bureau of Fire Protection

NEW YEAR. Eight areas in Metro Manila suffer from a fire incident as they welcome the year 2018.

Iwas Paputok also means a fire-free New Year celebration – BFP

Dec 30, 2017 - 6:51 PM

The Bureau of Fire Protection urges the public to strictly observe safety measures to prevent fire incidents in welcoming 2018

BFP REMINDER. BFP-NCR Pasig firefighters distribute fire-safety leaflets in the community. Photo grabbed from BFP-NCR Pasig Fire Station facebook

Davao fire, Dengvaxia, PH embassy in Israel | Midday wRap

Dec 27, 2017 - 1:47 PM

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'Heads must roll over Davao mall fire deaths' – labor groups

Dec 27, 2017 - 11:14 AM

(UPDATED) The BPO Industry Employees Network calls the incident a 'massacre of working people who strive hard to earn a living'

MALL FIRE. At least 36 call center employees were killed inside Davao City's NCCC Mall on December 23, 2017. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

36 bodies found inside Davao City mall

Dec 25, 2017 - 6:33 PM

(UPDATED) At least 36 lifeless bodies are found inside the NCCC Mall, authorities announce on Christmas Day. 'Our deepest apologies, we were not able to save them,' says Davao City BFP Director Wilberto Rico Neil Kwan Tiu.

Photo by SAP Bong Go

LIST: Hotlines, social media accounts during emergencies

Dec 19, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Bookmark this page for a handy list of emergency hotlines you can call or text, plus Facebook and Twitter accounts to contact

Duterte confers Order of Lapu-Lapu to 104 PNP, BFP, BJMP personnel

Dec 19, 2017 - 10:48 AM

Out of the 104, 99 are cops who where deployed to Marawi

RECOGNITION. Duterte marches for the PNP's service anniversary. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

BFP to public: Practice fire prevention measures this holiday season

Dec 03, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The BFP says the objective of Oplan Paalala is to encourage the public to strictly observe safety measures to prevent fire incidents in their households.

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Palace endorses DBM resolution on pay hike for police, soldiers

Sep 26, 2017 - 7:41 PM

A Police Officer 1 can enjoy a 100% increase – from the current P14,834 base pay to P29,668 – should the resolution be signed by both houses of Congress

SALUTE. In this file photo, President Duterte visits the wake of slain Captain Clinton Capio at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio on January 16, 2017. File photo courtesy of Malacañang

Fire hits homes near Malacañang Palace

Aug 16, 2017 - 1:30 PM

UPDATED A fire breaks out in the San Miguel residential district surrounding Malacañang Palace in Manila leaving around 400 families homeless

Fire incidents down by half in Duterte's first year – BFP

Aug 05, 2017 - 2:22 PM

From almost 27 000 fires in the first half of 2016 the BFP recorded only over 13 000 in the same period in 2017

FIGHTING FIRE. Quezon City firefighters battle flames that engulf a shanty. BFP file photo

Fire hits SM North EDSA

Jul 16, 2017 - 9:35 PM

UPDATED SM Supermalls says the situation is already contained and no one was hurt in the fire that hit the warehouse of its department store

Firefighters respond to a electrical fire reaching 3rd alarm at the warehouse of the 4th floor of the department store inside the SM North Edsa in Quezon City on July 16, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Ex-BFP officials get up to 90 years in jail for ghost repairs

Jul 03, 2017 - 10:45 PM

Two former officials of the Bureau of Fire Protection forced subordinates to sign documents that made it appear as if vehicles were repaired

FALSE REPAIRS. Two former top officials of the Bureau of Fire Protection were sentenced to at least 60 years in prison for falsifying public documents.

'Almost 400' PH towns have no fire trucks – DILG

Jun 29, 2017 - 4:22 PM

As of April 2017 the Bureau of Fire Protection has 2 674 fire trucks – 932 units short of the ideal number

NOT ENOUGH. Despite multiple fire truck deals struck by the government, many local government units still have no firefighting vehicles.

BFP defends defective fire trucks: 'They come with warranty'

Jun 27, 2017 - 7:53 PM

The Bureau of Fire Protection spokesperson says that since the bureau is underequipped it deems it better to buy more fire trucks of inferior quality

DEFECTIVE. The fire trucks, acquired just last April 2016 already show signs of overuse and malfunction. Photo courtesy of the Philippine Information Agency

176 China-made firetrucks of BFP defective, says COA

Jun 23, 2017 - 4:10 PM

The firetrucks were found with defective safety features and engines according to a COA report

BFP wants joint training for firemen, cops after Resorts World attack

Jun 21, 2017 - 3:07 PM

The Bureau of Fire Protection also wants a handbook for inter bureau procedures in case of a similar complex situation

JOINT TRAINING. BFP NCR chief Wilberto Rico Neil Kwan Tiu says he wants firemen to train jointly with police and the military in case of 'complex situations.' Rappler photo

Aguirre reverses De Lima, lets BFP enforce fire laws in ecozones

Jun 07, 2017 - 6:48 PM

Aguirre says they will investigate the supposed lack of signages near the room where Resorts World guests and employees died due to suffocation

De Lima to Aguirre on casino attack: 'Stop blaming me' for everything

Jun 07, 2017 - 4:42 PM

After some time your own excuses of blaming me for every catastrophe that befalls this administration just won t wash with the public anymore Senator Leila de Lima tells Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II

Resorts World sprinklers worked but were not enough, says BFP

Jun 06, 2017 - 3:33 PM

Fire officials say they could not enter immediately because it was not just a fire they were up against but also a gunman

FIRE IN CASINO. Smoke billows at the Resorts World Hotel in Pasay City after a gunman set the casino on fire on June 2, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

DOJ: De Lima could be liable for PEZA regulation of casino fire safety

Jun 05, 2017 - 7:46 PM

Secretary Aguirre is inclined to reverse his predecessor s legal opinion in 2014 which took away from the Bureau of Fire Protection the regulation over casinos

FIRE IN CASINO. Smoke billows at the Resorts World Hotel in Pasay City after a gunman set the casino on fire on June 2, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Customs warehouse for confiscated goods razed by fire

Jun 02, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Fire officials note a lack of fire hydrants worsening the situation with firefighters having difficulty controlling the fire due to a lack of water

BATTLING A BLAZE. Firefighters battle a raging fire at a warehouse of the Bureau of Customs in Port Area, Manila on evening of June 1, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler