Ethel Booba faces arson rap for torching condo

Posted at 03/11/11 11:20 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Sexy actress-comedienne Ethel Booba is facing arson charges after she set fire to some of her appliances inside her rented unit at Prince June Condominium, Timog Avenue, Quezon City Friday.

According to SFO2 Fortunato Alde of Bureau of Fire Protection, the incident happened past 5 a.m.

Investigators said that the actress, Ethyl Gabison in real life, gave confusing details on how the fire started.

The actress said she got angry after finding out that her Norwegian boyfriend, Mario Murize, is gay.

A former host of GMA-7's defunct program "Extra Challenge", Booba was embroiled in a sex video scandal with her former boyfriend Alex Crisano.

She joined ABS-CBN's Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition 2 as the 16th housemate but asked for a voluntary exit from the show. She returned as a special celebrity housemate and stayed until the last week of the reality hit program.