Three people were killed when a boarding house burned down on Lions Road in Barangay Barangka, Ilaya, Mandaluyong City, before dawn on Saturday.
The fire started at 1:27 a.m. It was declared out at around 2 a.m.
The victims were identified as Ryan Lopez, 27, Dandy Gozarin, 28, and Wendell Cabanglan, 23. Lopez and Gozarin were accountants, while Cabanglan was an information technology specialist.
Five other boarders escaped from the burning house.
Investigators said the started in an bakery next to the boarding house owned by a certain Jojie Pangilinan.