- Freddie Aguilar said fire didn’t touch rooms with Qu’ran in his burnt abode
- The iconic singer’s house in Quezon City destroyed by fire on Tuesday
- Freddie said it’s OK, at least no life has been taken away
Tragedy challenged Filipino folk musician Freddie Aguilar anew after a fire gutted his house in North Fairview Quezon City on Tuesday, and he is thankful for an alleged miracle that took place amidst the calamity.
He said, via a Facebook post on Thursday, that the bedrooms where they sleep — his room with wife Jovie, his sons Jeriko Jamil’s and Jonan’s rooms — were miraculously not touched by the fire, and coincidentally, all the three rooms have Qu’ran inside it.
“Sa aking mga Kababayan, Kaibigan at mga kapatid! Natupok ang bahay ko pero may himala na nangyari. Ang kuwarto na tinutulugan namin ay di natupok ng apoy at ni abo ay walang dumapo sa bed namin ng misis kong si Jovie, ganun din sa kuwarto ng anak kong si Jeriko Jamil, ganun din ang kuwarto ng anak kong si Jonan.
“Pero ang buong bahay ay halos naging abo! Ang kuwarto namin ng mga anak ko ay may Qur’an. Yan ang dahilan kaya di napasok ng apoy ang mga kuwarto namin pero ang buong kabahayan ay sunog na sunog lahat bukod sa tatlong kuwarto na may Qu’ran.”
Posted by Freddie Aguilar on Thursday, January 4, 2018
According to an earlier ABS-CBN News story, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) disclosed that the fire in the singer’s home took place around 11 PM at the music room on the house’s ground floor that quickly spread.
The singer said, among the burnt items possibly include the CDS he had worked on and some of his bestseller albums that were not opened yet.
“Iyong mga CD na pinaghirapan ko, ewan ko kung buhay mga records sana. Nandiyan iyong mga bestseller ko na album, mga di pa nabuksan.”
He said, however, it no longer matters as at least no life has been taken away.
Freddie’s pregnant wife Jovie, his son and mother-in-law managed to save themselves as the flames spread.
Senior Supt. Manuel Manuel, the city fire marshal said, as per Inquirer, that the fire only reached first alarm but around P1.5-million in property has been destroyed.
A Radyo Inquirer report said the singer was at a bar on Tomas Morato, Quezon City when the fire broke out.
Freddie is best known for his rendition of Bayan Ko which became the opposition’s anthem during the Marcos tegime. He is also the singer behind Anak; the best-selling Philippine music record of all time.
During the 2016 poll, he sang the most-popular campaign jingle of Rodrigo Duterte Para Sa Tunay Na Pagbabago from the tune of Ipaglalaban Ko.
Here are some photos from Jekki Pascual on Instagram: