A fire swept through two rows of apartments in metropolitan Manila's Quezon City district on Tuesday (December 25), and killed six people, a fire official said.
The casualties, all from one family, were trapped inside their two-storey flat.
Another victim is still missing, local media said.
Another fire in the San Juan district struck a shanty community destroying hundreds of homes and leaving thousands of people homeless.
Families salvaged their belongings and sought shelter in a basketball court.
Fires are common in shanty areas in metropolitan Manila, a densely populated capital of nearly 12 million inhabitants.
Fires leave hundreds homeless (0:46)
Dec. 25 - Six dead and hundreds homeless after two seperate fires in Manila. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). ( Transcript )