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Families of Kentex fire victims: 'We will not drop claims'

Jul 08, 2015 - 9:59 PM

While 57 families have already dropped their claims against the footwear factory some continue to reject the P151 200 settlement offer

GRIEF. Filipino relatives of a missing factory workers react following a fire at a warehouse in Valenzuela city, east of Manila, Philippines, 13 May 2015. EPA/RITCHIE B. TONGO

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

Don’t blame welders for Valenzuela fire – lawyer

May 19, 2015 - 7:47 PM

The lawyer for the welders present in Kentex when the huge blaze broke out say it s unfair to blame his clients for the fire that killed 72

DEADLY BLAZE. A fire razes a slipper factory in Valenzuela City on May 13, 2015. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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May 19, 2015 - 7:15 PM

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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

Valenzuela factory welders weren't Kentex employees

May 18, 2015 - 9:18 PM

Rappler obtains the initial report on the police probe It quotes a survivor: there were no fire exits on the 2nd floor where employees were trapped and killed

DEADLY BLAZE. A fire razes a slipper factory in Valenzuela City on May 13, 2015. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Two months to finish Valenzuela DNA tests – PNP

May 18, 2015 - 1:13 PM

Philippine police will have to test and match the DNA of 69 workers who died in the factory fire and their relatives

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May 18, 2015 - 12:00 PM

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Another fire hits Valenzuela

May 16, 2015 - 11:51 PM

2nd UPDATE A blaze hits a residential community in Valenzuela City just days after a footwear factory in the city was gutted by fire

BLAZE. Residents watch the blaze in a rsidential community in Valenzuela City from afar on May 16, 2015. Photo by Russel Santos

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

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May 15, 2015 - 8:45 PM

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Valenzuela fire death trap highlights sweatshop abuses

May 15, 2015 - 7:42 PM

The deaths should serve as a wake up call for businessmen to stop these abuses says Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz

DEATHS. Body bags bear the remains of factory workers, burnt beyond recognition. Photo by PNP-PIO

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May 15, 2015 - 6:54 PM

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Baldoz: Valenzuela factory owners 'immoral'

May 15, 2015 - 1:53 PM

They are not only illegal they are immoral This employer they don t have a sense of social responsibility says Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz

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

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

Gov’t to probe ‘pakyawan’ system in Valenzuela factory

May 14, 2015 - 9:41 PM

Workers hired by Kentex Manufacturing Corporation for short time projects including some of the 72 who died in the fire have no records in the company

LABOR STANDARDS VIOLATED. Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II says the owners of the footwear factory in Valenzuela City, where  dozens of workers (examined here by police investigators) died in a fire, will be probed for violating occupational safety and health standards. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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May 14, 2015 - 9:00 PM

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DNA tests for Valenzuela fire victims to take 'several months'

May 14, 2015 - 7:18 PM

Of the 72 who died in the Kentex factory fire only 6 or 7 were wearing rings necklaces or other metal objects that could be used to identify them

DNA TESTS. The chief of operations of the national police crime laboratory says that of the 72 who died, only 3 have been identified through DNA matching. Photo by Francis R. Malasig, EPA

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May 14, 2015 - 6:55 PM

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We’ll make culprits pay for Valenzuela deaths – Roxas

May 14, 2015 - 5:06 PM

‘Hindi tama na merong 72 tayong mga kababayan na namatay… Ang magagawa ko para sa kanilang mga naulila ay panagutin kung sino man ang dapat managot ’

FULL FORCE. Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II promises families of those who died in the Valenzuela factory fire that the full force of government will be employed to hold the culprits accountable. PNP PIO photo

Valenzuela fire death toll rises to 31

May 13, 2015 - 2:52 PM

3rd UPDATE The Bureau of Fire Protection BFP says the latest figure is still unofficial as the entire factory would have to be scoured by authorities prior to the release of an official casualty count