lurker486 wrote: »
Para sa inyo, gaano kalaki ang advantage kapag nakatira ka malapit ka Star City or Boom na Boom? Gaano rin ba kalaki ang advantage kapag nagtratrabaho ka sa Star City or Boom na Boom?
ermonski wrote: »
Big Bang Alabang hahahahaha
pong_padour wrote: »
Payanig sa Pasig :glee:
kafamz wrote: »
Anong naisip mo at gumawa ka ng thread na itey?
Lisa Macuja, the wife of Fred Elizalde, the amusement park’s owner,
showed the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) a Twitter post saying “Star
City will die” during the initial investigation, making them suspect
that the fire was caused by arson.
Pasay City Fire Marshall
Superintendent Paul Pili also wondered why the different buildings of
Star City started burning almost at the same time.
However, BFP’s initial investigation showed the fire started from a stockroom at the Snow World building.
from arson, BFP was also looking at electrical problems as a possible
cause of the fire, which damaged almost 60% of the Star City compound.
As of 6:55 a.m. on Wednesday, firefighters declared the fire under control.
The Star City management announced this morning that the iconic amusement park would be closed for a year after it was hit by fire after midnight of Tuesday.
Rudolph Steve Juralbal, vice president for legal affairs of the
Elizalde Group of Companies, said, “We’re targeting reopening about
October next year. It’s necessary because the importation of rides takes
time and the set-up of the park also.”
Meanwhile, the Manila Broadcasting Company (MBC) building was also damaged. The MBC houses radio stations Love Radio, DZRH, Yes the Best! and Easy Rock.
Unlike Start City, the MBC was expected to operate again within less than two days or less.
the catastrophe, MBC FM stations Love Radio, Yes the Best, and Easy
Rock will continue regular broadcasting operations,” said MBC.
Paul Pili, Pasay City fire marshal, told CNN Philippines’ New Day
that 80 percent of the main building of Star City, which is within the
Cultural Center of the Philippines complex in Roxas Boulevard, has been
damaged, including its Snow World structure and several indoor rides.
But the rides outside the building are safe, Pili said.
Authorities said the blaze damaged ₱15 million worth of properties.
Rudolph Steve Juralbal, vice president for legal affairs of the Elizalde
Group of Companies that owns Star City, told CNN Philippines' News Night that they do not have their own estimates as they are still not allowed to enter the premises.
Initial investigation showed that the blaze may have started in the stock room where prizes and stuffed toys are stored.
Pili said investigators are looking at arson and electrical trouble as possible causes of the fire.
However, Juralbal extinguished arson rumors, saying they are even surprised that this angle emerged.
"We have no reason to believe why arson would take place because we
don't know any group of person who would have motive to do so," he said.
He added that the tweet had no connection with Star City, as it was
originally referring to a fictional place in an American television
The fire reached alarm level Task Force Bravo, requiring 19 fire
trucks to be dispatched in the area, at around 2:25 a.m. It was declared
under control at around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, Pili said.
It was extinguished at around 2:02 p.m., according to the Bureau of Fire Protection.
The fire raged for at least 14 hours, destroying, if not reducing to
ashes, some of Star City’s beloved indoor tourist rides and attractions,
such as the Snow World.
He said that there was no immediate report of any casualty.
A building within the complex, which houses radio and television
broadcast network Manila Broadcasting Company, was affected by the fire,
but most of its operations will continue, Jularbal said.
MBC's radio stations have gone back on air, but its flagship AM radio station DZRH is still on limited operations.
Julalbal earlier said that the amusement park will not open this Christmas season because of extensive damage from the fire.
However, he later told CNN Philippines that they are eyeing limited
operations for the holidays, depending on the condition of the amusement
park and if they get permission from authorities.
"We will not open until it is safe for the public," Juralbal said.
Should Star City remain closed for the holidays, it will affect
thousands of park goers. Up to 80,000 revelers go to the entertainment
park during peak season — such as the yuletide holiday — on weekdays,
according to the Star City management.
During off-peak seasons, around 5,000 people visit Star City daily and 20,000 on weekends, it added.
"Tuwing magpa-Pasko, si papa madalas magaya mag-Star City, hindi naman siya nagra-rides. Gustong-gusto lang talaga manuod sa Aliw [Theater,]" April Neri said on Facebook.
[Translation: Every Christmas, my father usually asks us to go to
Star City, but he doesn't go on the rides. He just really likes watching
shows at the Aliw Theater.]
"After mo makuha mga aginaldo mo sa Pasko, isa sa plano niyo ang pumunta dito," Dan Tauyan Jr., another Facebook user said.
[Translation: After you get your cash gifts for Christmas, you usually plan to go here.]
Malacañang, for its part, called on government agencies to assist
victims of the blaze in any way possible, as it expressed grief over the
fire that ripped through the popular theme park and the MBC building.
“As we near Christmas, this is truly sad news knowing that Star City
is a place where Filipino families visit to celebrate the Yuletide
season. To our friends in the media who are affected, we wish to let
them know that we are one with them in this tragic incident,” Palace
spokesman Salvador S. Panelo said in a statement.
"We call on government instrumentalities to extend any form of assistance to those hit by the blaze," Panelo added.