Baguio City's celebration of the Valentine season and gay preparation for the big day of its flower festival is now marred by another tragedy -- the University of Baguio's wooden high school building, which also houses the historic Dap-ayan Hall, was razed to the ground just after lunch today. The fire also gutted some sections of the AMS building.
My wife who teaches Psychology at UB was at the building adjacent to the high school area at the time. She has just finished encoding the grades of her students when the fire broke out. She was informed later after she got out of the campus that the fire started at the high school building.
I am not privy to any other details relative to the fire, but there is no question that the damage costs millions and the loss is more than just material.
Let's offer our prayers for the UB family, the Bautistas and the other folks who have been adversely affected by this tragedy. Let's pray that they will be blessed somehow as they strive to build something new and something greater on the ashes of life's vicissitudes.