THE NEWLY-built New City Commercial Center (NCCC) in Buhangin has caught fire barely two months after it officially opened last July. NCCC Buhangin was supposed to be the second NCCC Mall, next to the NCCC Mall in Matina, which was engulfed by a fire that killed 38 persons in Dec. 2018. “At 12:54 am the fire alarm in the still unopened 4th floor of our mall in Buhangin sounded off and was caught by our workers on site; no custmers were on premise at that time and all workers are safe,” NCCC Public Relations Manager Thea S. Padua said in a statement. Ms. Padua said the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) already declared a fire-out and no one was reported hurt. “We are in close coordination with the local government unit and the BFP to determine the origin of the incident,” she said. — Carmencita A. Carillo