A 30-minute fire of still undetermined origin hit the residence of President Duterte’s favorite folk singer Freddie Aguilar destroying an estimated P20 million worth of property including Aguilar’s treasured guitars before midnight yesterday in Quezon City.
The QC Fire District (QCFD) said Aguilar’s 21 year-old wife Jovie was able to escape the blaze together with his mother by jumping over to the roof of the house of their neighbor.
According to Fire Inspector Rosendo Cabillan, the fire struck at around 11 p.m. at the music room located at the ground floor of the two-storey house in Brgy. North Fairview, QC.
Cabillan said they are looking into the possibility of electrical overloading in the electrical system or a leak of the water pipe that could have triggered a short circuit.
Aguilar who has been appointed by President Duterte as chairman of National Commission on Culture and Arts (NCCA), said he only managed to save a guitar worth $5,000 while his original recordings including international-hit “Anak” were lost in the fire.
He was however thankful that no lives were lost in the blaze.
Cabillan said about 70 percent of the house was damaged.
Meanwhile, an abandoned lighted candle destroyed a house Tuesday night in Tondo, Manila.
The Manila Fire Department (MFD) said the fire struck at around 10:15 p.m. at the residence of Herminio Husein, 63, at 344 Sandico St., Tondo.
With Itchie Cabayan