Published On: Fri, Oct 5th, 2012

Guingoog City woman, Rose Canquera, torches Butuan City radio station because DJ turned her down

In a story slightly reminscient of the 1971 Clint Eastwood thriller, “Play Misty for Me”, a rejected young woman set a radio station ablaze after being repeatedly turned down by a local DJ.

95.1 Love Radio Butuan Image/95.1 Love Radio Butuan Facebook page

According to a Manila Bulletin report, 19-year old Rose Canquera set fire to 95.1 Love Radio in Butuan City Thursday morning after reportedly being spurned by  popular disc jockey , Jay “Benjie Parak” Abordo, whom she is madly in love with.

The blaze resulted in P10 million in damage.

The crazed Canquera traveled from Guingoog City to Butuan City to convince the DJ to date her.

According to Inquirer Mindanao, the chain of events went as follows according to  Love Radio station manager, Israel Palermo:

Canquera came to the station around 7 a.m. Thursday looking  for Abordo.

When told that the disc jockey was not around, Palermo said, Canquera suddenly poured about two liters of gasoline on the station’s main door and set it on fire.

Apparently, this is not the first time Canquera attempted to burn down the radio station. Palermo said Canquera tried to burn the building last year because of her obsession with Abordo. She poured gasoline on the doorway but was prevented from lighting it.

The radio station employees, family and friends are extremely grateful noone was hurt in the blaze.

According to a 95.1 Love Radio Butuan Facebook page posting yesterday:

Mga Kapwa thank God we are all safe and well especially Kristen Dera and `martin D. who were inside the station when the fire broke this morning. Thank you sa inyo tanan concern ug care sa mga DJs ug sa station. We love you mga kapwa Love Radio listeners that is why we will be back on air in a few days from now. tomorrow we start with installation to put us back on air your favorite programs and DJs the soonest possible time. Meanwhile starting tomorrow you can hear us through live streaming via USTREAM in the internet just lick : loveradiobutuancity

Canquera is now being held under police custody as investigation continues.


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