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IC shutters Bureau of Fire Protection Mutual Aid Beneficiary Association

MANILA, Philippines — The Insurance Commission (IC) has ordered to stop the operations of Bureau of Fire Protection Mutual Aid Beneficiary Association Inc......»»

Category: financeSource: philstar philstarJan 11th, 2018

IC bars entity selling insurance to BFP workers

For lacking a license to engage in the insurance business, the industry regulator has shuttered the Bureau of Fire Protection Mutual Aid Beneficiary Association Inc. (BFPMBAI). In a statement on Wednesday, Insurance Commissioner Dennis B. Funa said BFPMBAI was placed under conservatorship last Dec. 12, noting the association does not have enough funds to secure the interests of policyholders and creditors. The Insurance Commission (IC) issued the order after it found out that BFPMBAI did not stop operations despite the commission's cease and desist order last Feb. 9, 2017. To recall, Fire Services Mutual Benefit Association Inc. (FSMBAI), a duly-licensed mutual benefit associati...Keep on reading: IC bars entity selling insurance to BFP workers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018

Ex-fireman nabbed for brandishing gun

A RETIRED member of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) was arrested for alleged illegal gun possession law evening of Feb 11, 2018 in Leganes, Iloilo. Hilarion Sotomil, 63, a resident of Barangay Calaboa, Leganes, was caught brandishing a caliber .40 pistol. Senior Inspector Dadje Delima, Leganes police chief, said responding policemen then frisked the […] The post Ex-fireman nabbed for brandishing gun appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2018

QC bakery survives war but not fire

Fire gutted the prewar Kamuning Bakery Cafe in Quezon City shortly after Monday midnight, hours after an adjacent restaurant went up in flames. According to the city's Bureau of Fire Protection, the blaze began at 12:52 a.m. on Tuesday in the second-floor stockroom of the 79-year-old bakery located at the corner of K-1st and Judge Jimenez Streets in Barangay Kamuning. The fire reached the first alarm after several minutes before it was put out at 2:43 a.m., said Insp. Rosendo Cabillan, investigation chief. All employees safe Around P1 million worth of property was damaged, according to Cabillan, but fortunately, all of the establishment's bakers and employees were saf...Keep on reading: QC bakery survives war but not fire.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2018

P20M lost to Boracay fire

A FIRE gutted a high-end resort in Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan late evening of Jan 31, 2018. Around 90 percent of Nami Private Villas in Sitio Diniwid, Barangay Balabag, was reduced to ashes after the blaze. Senior Inspector Lorna Parcellano, chief of the Bureau of Fire Protection – Malay, said the resort’s 14 guest […] The post P20M lost to Boracay fire appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2018

BFP revamps key officials

THE Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) has implemented a revamp affecting 36 key officials including three fire generals. BFP chief Director Leonard Bañago signed the reassignment saying it was in the interest of service and pursuant to BFP-NHQ Personnel Placement Board Resolution No. 2018-003. Starting February 1, the bureau has….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 30th, 2018

LOOK: Mount Pulag torched, portable burner found left behind

MANILA, Philippines – Picture perfect Mount Pulag was soiled and closed off on Saturday, January 20, after a fire consumed 1.5 hectares of grassland near its summit. According to a report by the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) the blaze started at Saddle Camp, at around 3:00 pm on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2018

PEZA, BFP ink agreement on Fire Code enforcement

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) and the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) have entered into an agreement to improve coordin.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2018

8 BFP-11 officials face possible raps for Davao mall fire

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 January) – At least eight officials of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) 11 may be included in the list of individuals that the Interagency Anti-Arson Task Force will hold responsible for the NCCC Mall Davao fire incident on December 23 last year. In an interview on Thursday, Task Force […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018

Eight BFP personnel, NCCC management possibly sued over tragic mall fire

At least eight personnel from the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) of Davao City Fire District and officials of NCCC mall could face legal charges following the tragic NCCC mall fire, an official said......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018

Malls next in line in BFP inspections

BACOLOD City – Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP)-Bacolod marshal Chief Inspector Pobleo Ploteña has ordered the inspection of shopping malls. The mall inspection follows the scrutiny into business processes outsourcing establishments here. Ploteña said shopping malls in the city are regularly inspected by BFP as part of their business permit renewal requirements. He also emphasized […] The post Malls next in line in BFP inspections appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018

City lacks workplace safety culture – expert

By: Isabella Marie A. Zerrudo SAFETY is not only practice. It should be a culture. While Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) companies in Iloilo City are compliant with fire safety standards as reported by the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), an official of the Occupational Safety and Health Network Inc. (OSHI) opined that the city still lacks […] The post City lacks workplace safety culture – expert appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

14 houses razed in early morning fire

An early morning fire gobbled 14 houses in Jaro, Iloilo City on Jan. 8, 2017. The incident burned down 12 houses and partially damaged two at Barangay Cubay, Jaro. Chief Inspector Christopher Regencia, Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP)-Iloilo City fire marshal, said they received the fire call at 12:58 a.m. The blaze was contained 30 […] The post 14 houses razed in early morning fire appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

TUCP calls for fire safety inspection of malls nationwide

LABOR GROUP Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) in a statement on Sunday called for a joint fire safety audit of malls nationwide by the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) and the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP). “The ongoing Metro Ayala Mall and the Gaisano mall and the NCCC Mall fires are symptoms […] The post TUCP calls for fire safety inspection of malls nationwide appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 7th, 2018

Cebu mall fire now ‘under control,’ BFP says

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Fire Protection on Sunday morning declared that the three-day-long fire in a Cebu mall is now under control......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 7th, 2018

Fire hits Aboitiz power utility in Davao City

DAVAO CITY --- A fire of still undetermined origin broke out inside the compound of the Davao Light and Power Co. (DLPC) hereon Sunday, the police said. Senior Insp. Ma. Teresita Gaspan, the Davao City Police Office spokesperson, said the blaze hit the data center of the Aboitiz-owned power utility along Ponciano Reyes St. -- some 500 meters from the Inquirer Mindanao Bureau office -- around8:52 a.m. The data center was on a separate building and located at the back of the main building -- where DLPC officials hold office and where the company conducts its business transactions. The main building was unscathed by the fire. Quoting a report from the Bureau of Fire Protection,...Keep on reading: Fire hits Aboitiz power utility in Davao City.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 7th, 2018

Cebu Metro-Ayala fire nearing end on Sunday — BFP

CEBU CITY --- The fire at Metro Department Store at the Ayala Center Cebu here is expected to be completely put out on Sunday. Senior Supt. Samuel Tadeo, chief of the Bureau of Fire and Protection in Central Visayas, said they were blasting all the floors of the store with water on Sunday, nearly two days after fire broke out Friday evening. "We are making sure that there's no more fire on every level. We will do our best to completely put out the fire today," he said Sunday. The fire broke out at 9:44 p.m. last Friday from the stock room of the toy department located on the third floor. Tadeo said they had yet to determine the cause of the blaze. "We already invited t...Keep on reading: Cebu Metro-Ayala fire nearing end on Sunday — BFP.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 7th, 2018

Cebu City mall fire rekindles 24 hours after breaking out

CEBU CITY --- The fire that hit a department store here rekindled past 9 p.m. on Saturday, 24 hours after the blaze broke out. Fire fighters immediately trained their hoses to put out the blaze on the third floor of the Metro Department Store at the Ayala Center Cebu to prevent it from creeping up to the sixth floor, the location of a generator set that contains 8,000 liters of fuel. Senior Supt. Samuel Tadeo, director of the Bureau of Fire Protection in Central Visayas, said the blaze might have been rekindled by the wind especially that the floors were already exposed after they had torn down portions of the walls and roofs to ventilate the building and relieve the smoke and ...Keep on reading: Cebu City mall fire rekindles 24 hours after breaking out.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 6th, 2018

Probers checking for violations of safety rules in Cebu mall fire

CEBU CITY --- Fire investigators are looking into possible violations of fire safety rules by the management of Metro Ayala in Cebu City following the fire that broke out and damaged the department store on Friday evening. Supt. Ronaldo Orbeta, deputy director for operations of the Bureau of Fire Protection in Central Visayas, said on Saturday that they had received reports that Metro Ayala's sprinklers and fire alarm did not function. "We're conducting an investigation to determine whether or not there were violations. We will also invite the persons who were present in the storage room where the fire started,' he said in an interview. Orbeta said they had yet to establish ...Keep on reading: Probers checking for violations of safety rules in Cebu mall fire.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 6th, 2018

Metro Ayala fire contained but not yet under control—BFP exec

    CEBU CITY---The fire at the Metro Ayala in Cebu City has been "contained in the area" but is still not under control as of 10 a.m. on Saturday, about 12 hours since the flames broke out. Supt. Ronaldo Orbeta, deputy director for operations of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP-7) and ground commander, said firefighters continue to put out the fire that destroyed the department store's five floors.   The official said the fire has been contained in specific areas and no longer spread to other premises but the blaze is still being doused by water. The fire had not spread to the adjacent Ayala Center Cebu although the mall remained closed and the emp...Keep on reading: Metro Ayala fire contained but not yet under control—BFP exec.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 6th, 2018

Five BPO firms ‘violate’ fire safety rules – BFP

By: Perla Lena  THE Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) in Iloilo City ordered five business process outsourcing (BPO) firms to comply with fire safety requirements within 15 days. Chief Inspector Cristopher Regencia, Iloilo City fire marshal, said they inspected 14 of the more than 40 BPO companies operating in the city on Jan 2, 2018. These […] The post Five BPO firms ‘violate’ fire safety rules – BFP appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 6th, 2018