Daiana Menezes on Direk GB Sampedro's absence when fire razed her condo unit: "Let's not blame GB, kasi hindi namin alam kung anong rason niya, kung ano reason, or kung nandun siya talaga or whatever.

"Sa akin naman, sa pagiging tao mo, pag nakita mo ang isang aso na nasusunog, or isang bagay or isang object in front of you na it's burning... ako ha, that's my ugali, I would get a balde and then I will throw tubig and I will try to help.

"Kung nabalitaan niya na andun ako or hindi, for whatever reason, for whatever galit, or whatever tampo na meron kami from the relationship—siyempre, maybe the comments [of people against GB] are kinda the same as what I thought."

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"But for me, I will not take it as... I'll just take it as a challenge or as a second chance that God gave me, na parang, 'Look, life is worth fighting for!'

"Kasi nga, pinaghirapan ko 'yan, e. I really worked hard to buy that condo unit and everything.

"But maybe it's a sign na it's time for me to move from this place and go somewhere else, kasi nga maybe it's not really meant for me to stay there."

THE FIRE. Paano niya natuklasan na nasusunog na pala ang condo niya?

"I was really asleep kasi I came from a TV commercial shoot, and after that, I had to sing in a casino and everything.

"So, I got home around 2 a.m. and then I went to sleep.

"I... you know, there's a scented candle, so, siyempre, pinatay ko yung candle.

"Kasi, alam ko, of course, we know we shouldn't sleep with a candle on.

"Pinatay ko naman yung candle, pero flammable naman yung nakikita ninyo na parang painting ko, that's a flammable material.

"This one [painting] fell on my bed.

"And it's a blessing that only where I was positioned in my bed—that's the only place talaga na hindi nasunog.

"Pero yung katawan ko, nag-start sa... tinamaan pa rin ako," sabay pakita ni Daiana ng kanyang kanang braso na may mga bakas ng páso.

Patuloy niya, "Pero the sprinkler, the water came, and then when I woke up, everything was like, parang...kumbaga Ondoy.

"So, hindi lang apoy, e, there was water as well.

"So, lahat ng nakasaksak, yung mga appliances ko and everything, nawala na din."