Java Pension House burned in Bacolod city, 6 confirmed dead

Six were confirmed dead after Java Pension House burned in Bacolod City today, November 26.

Java Pension House fire kills 6 people
Java Pension House kills six people (Image from Radyo Inquirer)

It was 4:30 am on Tuesday, November 26, when the started at Java Pension House in Gonzaga Street.

Bacolod Fire Chief Publio Ploteña said the reached the third alarm. It was declared fire out at 6:00 am, and when the entered the burnt building, six were found lifeless.

Fifteen people were initially reported to have been rescued by in the wake of the fire.

A motorcycle in the hallway of the ground floor of the facility is said to have started the fire.

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Up to 3 million Grab passengers get refund, P1.50 each

Grab Philippines will refund its passengers the over P5 million of their fines to the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) for alleged high fare charges.

Recently, Grab paid P23.45 million because its fares were higher than what the PCC has set. More than P5 million of the fines would have to be returned to the passengers.

The PCC order is dated November 14, 2019, and Grab has two months or 60 days to refund its passengers.

Grab’s estimated 3 million passengers from February to May 2019 will receive a refund.

Each affected passenger is expected to receive approximately P1.50.