At about 5 PM on November 23, 2017, a tragic incident occurred at Bangga Totong, Barangay Felisa in Bacolod City.
The house owned by Agerico Diloy Sr. was completely burned. The worst part is that three of his children were inside the house when the fire started and all three were also unfortunately burned together with their house.
The said house was made from light materials that is why the fire easily spread throughout the house.
The children who were pitifully burned inside the house were Arthur Diloy (4 years old, Male), Agerico Diloy Jr. (3 years old, Male) and Mary Auxencia Diloy a.k.a Kaykay (2 years old, female).
As reported by Bombo Radyo Bacolod, Agerico Diloy Sr., the father of the three children works as a Tanod in their Barangay. He reportedly rendered his duty during the time of the incident.
The father left his children at home and even locked the door for them to be safe inside. He never thought that his gesture to protect his children will be the main cause of their untimely death.
The mother of the children works as a domestic helper at Dubai, United Arab Emirates. She also could not contain her emotions when she heard the sad news. A video posted by Bombo Radyo shows the moment Agerico Sr. shared the tragic new to his wife.
Watch the video below:
Furthermore, in his interview with the Radio station, the father said that he even bought food for his children to eat moments before the incident.
Meanwhile, the Bureau of Fire Protection is still investigating the real cause of the fire incident.