MALACAÑANG has extended its sympathies to the families of the victims of a hotel fire in Manila
and airplane crash in Bulacan.
“We deeply mourn the loss of lives caused by fire at the Manila Pavilion and plane crash
in Bulacan. Our sympathies go to the victims, to their families and friends,” presidential
spokesperson Harry Roque said in his prayer for the two tragedies at the start of his press
briefing in Camarines Sur yesterday.
“Please join me in a moment of silence as we offer a prayer for the victims of these
unfortunate tragedies,” he added.
At least three persons were reportedly killed and several others were hurt in the blaze
that hit the Manila Pavilion hotel and casino in Manila last Sunday. President Duterte made an
aerial inspection of the burning hotel after attending the Philippine Military Academy graduation
ceremony in Baguio City. The fire was declared under control Monday morning.
A small airplane, meantime, crashed into a residential area in Plaridel, Bulacan last
Saturday, killing ten people. The six-seater plane was bound for Ilocos when it reportedly hit a
power line and plunged into a house in Bulacan.
The two incidents are currently being investigated by authorities.