By: Alexandrea Suñga
MAGNOLIA stalwart Rodney Brondial remained optimistic despite another major blow in his life.
His family endured another tragedy after their home suffered the recent fire that damaged a residential area in Brgy. Baesa, Quezon City last week, March 11.
According to news reports, the fire that reached Task Force Bravo hit around 300 houses and 900 families were affected. There were at least three residents who suffered minor injuries and an estimated amount of P1.5 million is reported to be the cost of damage.
The former Adamson standout’s house suffered the same fate nearly three years ago and according to him, the memory still remains fresh.
“Sobrang fresh pa eh, actually. Sariwang sariwa pa ‘yung pagkakasunog,” he expressed.
As a man who is trying to build his own family, the Brondial bought his own property as his mother and siblings remained at their house in Baesa.
“Ang nakatira don [ngayon] ‘yung family ko. ‘Yung mga kapatid ko ta’s yung nanay ko,” he said.
Brondial shared that, as of the moment, he shares his condominium unit with his family as their house is currently under repair.
“‘Yung mga kapatid ko, sa condo. Tapos pinapaayos lang namin ‘yung bahay para dun na sila ulit [titira],” he said.
Brondial recalled that his family were at home when the fire started to rage the area.
The first thing that his siblings rescued were his French bulldog pets and only a few of their properties were saved.
“Actually wala masyadong nasave na gamit kasi ang sinave don ‘yung mga pet dog ko. Marami kasi akong French bulldogs,” he said.
Despite experiencing the same tragedy that happened just a few years ago, Brondial decided to remain positive and look at the brighter side of his experiences.
“Well wala ka naman nang magagawa e. Parang it’s always your choice to be happy, ‘di ba? Either magpa-affect ka, wala ka nang magagawa,” he shared.
“Tapos na ‘yung nangyari. So move on ka na lang tapos tignan mo na lang ‘yung magiging action mo dun sa mga susunod,” Brondial ended.