By Genalyn Kabiling
Malacañang has expressed grief over a devastating fire that engulfed the Star City amusement park in Pasay City.
Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo said the fire incident came as a “sad news” especially since Star City is a popular attraction for families during the Christmas season.
“The Palace expresses its grief following the unfortunate news about the early Wednesday morning fire that hit the Star City compound, which damaged not only the amusement park but also the Manila Broadcasting Company (MBC), where DZRH and other FM stations are housed,” he said in a statement from Moscow, Russia.
“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,” he said.
Panelo also expressed the government’s sympathy to the media entity affected by the blaze. “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,” he said.
He said concerned government agencies have been directed to extend assistance to those affected by the fire.
A huge fire gutted the Star City amusement park and nearby MBC office and Aliw Theater Wednesday morning. The fire reportedly broke out at the park’s stockroom.
The park, hardest hit by the blaze, will reportedly be closed during the Christmas season.
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