'Like an old friend passed away': UP Shopping Center fire saddens netizens


Posted at Mar 08 2018 06:33 PM | Updated as of Mar 09 2018 09:28 AM

A fire burns the UP Shopping Center in Quezon City on March 8, 2018. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

MANILA – Several people took to social media to express sadness over the blaze that hit the University of the Philippines-Diliman Shopping Center on Thursday.

Netizens mourned and relived their fondest memories at the razed shopping center, a campus landmark that houses several eateries, printing shops and stores that cater to students' needs.

The barrage of online reactions placed the words "UP Shopping Center" among trending topics on Twitter on Thursday afternoon.

Here are some of reactions from netizens: