As reported by different local news outlets, a fire broke out around 9:00 pm in Barangay Daniel Fajardo in Las Piñas City on November 9, 2020. The fire reached the second alarm and burned down more than Php 200,000 worth of damage in properties. It was speculated that an unattended lit candle was the cause of the fire. 27 houses were razed and the affected families are currently staying at the Daniel Fajardo Elementary school, as of this writing. A 2-year-old child was the only casualty.
There is a saying in the Philippines that goes “Mas maiging manakawan kaysa masunugan.” When translated this means that it is much better to be burglarized than to have your house burned down. Everyone will agree with this adage. Come to think of it, you still have something left of what you have when you get robbed, but when your house burns down, you are lucky if you can save most of your belongings.
ESP Team to the Rescue
One of those affected by the fire incident was an ESP scholar. SPECS Foundation and the ESP Team can never turn a blind eye to someone in need, especially their own. The team, headed by Program Specialist Carol Fernandez, went to visit Daniel Fajardo Elementary school. They brought with them donations of food, clothes, kitchen, and dining utensils for the child and her family. Donations were also distributed to other families in the emergency shelter. They capped off their visit with counseling and prayer, thanking God for preserving their lives and praying for assistance in rebuilding their home.