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UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan says safety measures were in place for the UP Shopping Center, also pointing out that it had just been renovated in 2017
'When I peeked, there was a man walking with fire extinguisher. So I entertained a customer and photocopied first. Then the lights went out,' says a stall worker
Rappler takes a look inside the University of the Philippines Shopping Center following the blaze on Thursday, March 8
The UP Shopping Center housed businesses that sold food and various merchandise or offered printing and photocopying services
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(4th UPDATE) UP Vice President for Public Affairs Jose Dalisay Jr says the fire that hit a canteen spread throughout the shopping center's main building. The Bureau of Fire Protection declares fire out over an hour later.
The video of prizewinning author Butch Dalisay shows the full extent of the damage
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Here s a history of recent fires in UP Diliman the last one being in July 2015 only