Salamat sa belt, cable wire, sa civil defense, mga kaibigan at sa Dios.

Posted by Dennis Borja Mallari on Friday, January 1, 2016

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Video emerged of a dramatic rescue of a Filipino photographer stuck on the 48th floor of the Dubai hotel that went up in flames on New Year's Eve.

After almost two hours of fearing for his life, Dennis Borja Mallari came up with a last ditch plan: He’d rappel down the building on a window-washer’s cable even though it wasn’t quite long enough to make it.

“I got scared,” he said. “I prayed. If this is my last chance, then so be it.”

As he started going over the edge, firefighters found him and saved his life.

After walking down all 48 floors, Mallari was treated for smoke inhalation.

He let his friends know he was safe by posting a photo of himself wearing an oxygen mask, then went back to work photographing Dubai’s fireworks just meters away from the burning building that had nearly claimed his life.


Salamat sa Dios. Welcome 2016

Posted by Dennis Borja Mallari on Thursday, December 31, 2015


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