Yes, Festival Mall is open.

Yup, the mall opened a couple of hours after the fire that went on there last Monday. So for all those that are asking, yes, it’s open.

Here is the news report of what happened:

By Karen Boncocan, Totel de Jesus

4:29 pm | Monday, November 21st, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – The Festival Mall in Alabang, Muntinlupa City, reopened at 4 p.m. after it closed following a fire Monday morning.

Fire razed a portion of the mall around 11:05 Monday morning and reached first alarm before it was put out around 11:45 a.m., said Senior Fire Officer 1 John de Guzman of the city’s fire department.

De Guzman said the fire started at the Bench store on the second level of the shopping center, adding that they had yet to determine what caused it. The store and a few other stores nearby remained closed. The area still smelled of smoke.

De Guzman said there was no reported injury during the fire.

Six firetrucks responded to the area, De Guzman said.

Thanks to all those who confirmed this.

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