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Demolition of charred Davao mall begins but questions remain

May 19, 2018 - 3:26 PM

No charges have been filed so far in relation to the NCCC mall fire that killed 38 people in December 2017

NCCC Mall is scheduled for demolition on May 19, 2018 -- five months after 38 workers were killed in a fire that walloped the four-storey building in Davao City. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

The week in photos: March 24-30, 2018

Mar 31, 2018 - 4:44 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Catholic faithful carry the image of the "Jesus of the Great Power" during a procession on Holy Week, at La Merced church in Granada, some 48 kilometres from Managua, on March 27, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / INTI OCON

Putin blames 'criminal negligence' for fire that killed 41 children

Mar 27, 2018 - 8:07 PM

Two days after the tragedy and after facing criticism on social media for the delay, the Kremlin announce a nationwide day of mourning for Wednesday as questions swirl about Putin's response to one of the deadliest fires recorded in Russia over the past century

REMEMBERING THE DEAD. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (C) and Deputy Prime Ministers commemorate the victims of Sunday's fire in a multi-story shopping center in Kemerovo during a minute of silence at the Gorky residence outside Moscow, on March 26, 2018. Photo by Dmitry Astakhov/SPUTNIK/AFP

53 dead, many missing in Siberia shopping mall fire

Mar 26, 2018 - 7:44 AM

(UPDATED) The preliminary findings of the inquiry says the fire started around 1100 GMT in one of the cinema halls and destroyed more than 1,000 square meters of the center, news agencies report

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

Sereno in Pulse Asia survey, Roque on CA ruling on Joel Reyes, Bannon apology | Evening wRap

Jan 08, 2018 - 7:14 PM

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Families of call center employees who died in Davao fire to receive P5-M aid

Jan 08, 2018 - 12:48 PM

SSI also continues to pay their employees their salaries, while also looking for possible ways to provide them with new employment

TRAGIC. Aftermath of the deadly mall fire in Davao City on December 23, 2017. Photo by SAP Bong Go

NCCC management vows support to Davao mall fire victims

Jan 03, 2018 - 5:19 PM

All 660 workers have been deployed to the company’s other sites of operation

CHRISTMAS TRAGEDY. A fire guts a mall in Davao City days on December 23. Photo by SAP Bong Go

P30 million worth of assistance available to Davao mall fire victims

Dec 29, 2017 - 1:29 PM

Labor secretary Silvestre Bello III says no worker will be displaced from the 2,000 affected employees

MALL FIRE. Fire guts the NCCC Mall in Davao City. Photo by SAP Bong Go

Davao mall fire, rules for public servants, Putin’s reelection bid | Midday wRap

Dec 28, 2017 - 2:18 PM

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Gov't urged to prioritize safer workplace bill

Dec 28, 2017 - 8:38 AM

'By neglecting to comply with occupational safety and health standards, we run the risk of losing so many precious lives as proven by the recent fire tragedy in Davao,' says Senator Joel Villanueva in pushing for the passage of the measure

NCCC FIRE. Some 37 call center agents were killed in the fire that gutted the NCCC Mall in Davao City.

Duterte 'from one sorrow to another' as 2017 comes to a close

Dec 27, 2017 - 8:30 PM

'Subukan lang ho namin to fast track everything. You can be very sure of that,' Duterte tells all those affected by tragedies and calamities

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte consoles the relatives of one of the victims who were trapped inside the NCCC Mall Davao upon hearing the news that their loved ones may have zero chance of survival as the fire inside the mall continues to rage as of dawn of December 24, 2017. KIWI BULACLAC/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Paolo Duterte's resignation letter sent to Malacañang, says Mayor Sara

Dec 27, 2017 - 3:17 PM

Authorities in Davao raise the death toll in the tragic NCCC Mall fire to 38

RESIGNING. Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte's resignation letter has been sent to Malacañang, Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio says. Rappler file photo

NCCC Mall fire: Mall employee tried to rescue call center agents

Dec 27, 2017 - 2:43 PM

Authorities in Davao City raise the death toll in the tragic Davao mall fire to 38

HERO. Melvin Gaa, an employee of NCCC mall, was seen saving other people trapped in the mall after a fire broke out on December 24, 2017. Photo from Gaa's Facebook account

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

Duterte on son’s resignation, NCCC mall fire, Peya Travel owner arrested | Evening wRap

Dec 26, 2017 - 7:12 PM

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Labor unions slam DOLE over Davao mall fire deaths

Dec 26, 2017 - 1:35 PM

The Davao mall fire deaths stem from a failure to enforce labor laws that promote safe workplaces, a labor coalition says

GRIEF. A woman breaks into tears as she hears the news that one of her family members is feared dead in a Davao City mall fire on Saturday, December 23. File photo by Barry Ohaylan

Paolo Duterte resignation, NCCC fire, Pope Francis Christmas message | Midday wRap

Dec 26, 2017 - 12:18 PM

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Duterte suggests cremation of fire casualties

Dec 26, 2017 - 11:58 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte condoles with families of victims of the NCCC Mall fire in Davao, but acknowledges that no amount of words would give them comfort

VISIT. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte visits the remains of the victims who died in the recent fire incident at the New City Commercial Center (NCCC) Mall Davao. Photo from Malacañang/PCOO

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

Justice dep't launches criminal probe after deadly Davao mall fire

Dec 25, 2017 - 1:25 PM

(UPDATED) Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II announces the inquiry as the government raises the toll from the NCCC mall fire in Davao to one dead and 38 missing

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

Mayor Sara: We expect 37 casualties from mall fire

Dec 24, 2017 - 7:26 PM

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio assures distraught families that they will recover every single missing person from the NCCC mall fire

GRIEF. A woman breaks into tears as she hears the news that one of her family members is feared dead in a Davao City mall fire on Saturday, December 23. Photo by Barry Ohaylan

Amid Christmas disasters, EU tells PH, 'We're ready to help'

Dec 24, 2017 - 5:02 PM

'The EU is longstanding friend of the Philippine people and stands ready to assist during this difficult time,' says EU Ambassador Franz Jessen

Davao City cancels Christmas, New Year feasts to condole with fire, flood victims

Dec 24, 2017 - 3:27 PM

'This is not the time for merrymaking,' says Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, who has also asked the city council to declare Davao City under state of calamity

EMPLOYEES TRAPPED? Authorities are verifying reports that at least 10 employees of NCCC Mall of Davao are still inside as fire rages on Saturday, December 23, 2017. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

Duterte visits relatives of Davao mall fire victims

Dec 24, 2017 - 8:40 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte, the mayor of Davao City for two decades, is seen crying as he comforts the mall fire victims' relatives

COMFORTING RELATIVES. President Rodrigo Duterte talks to the families of victims who were trapped inside the NCCC Mall in Davao City, where a fire raged on December 23, 2017. Malacañang photo

37 feared dead in Davao City mall fire

Dec 24, 2017 - 7:47 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Davao Mayor Sara Duterte says firemen found one body as the blaze was brought under control Sunday, December 24

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

Fire hits Eastwood Mall

Sep 30, 2015 - 12:21 PM

UPDATED The fire emanated from a car that short circuited while parked at the basement of the mall in Libis Quezon City says the Eastwood City Estates Association No injuries are reported

BASEMENT FIRE. Fire hits the basement parking area of Eastwood Mall in Quezon City on September 30, 2015. Photo sourced by Rappler

3 Pinays killed in Doha fire

May 29, 2012 - 12:58 PM

The foreign affairs department said the 3 women worked at the Gympanzee Nursery School inside the Doha mall and died of smoke inhalation