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Fire hits informal settler community in Batasan Hills, QC

VIEW FROM THE TOP. Flames consume homes at Barrio Luz. (CDN PHOTO/LITO TECSON)

Fire hit a community of informal settlers in Batasan Hills, Quezon City on Wednesday afternoon, displacing at least 11 families.

Posted: November 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Ozone victims: Where’s the money?


More than 13 years after the owners of Ozone Disco were found guilty of reckless imprudence resulting in multiple homicide and multiple serious injuries, the victims have yet to receive in full the damages awarded to them by a Quezon City court.

Posted: November 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

What Went Before: Ozone Disco Club

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On March 18, 1996, a four-hour blaze gutted the Ozone Disco Club on Timog Avenue in Quezon City, killing at least 160 people and injuring around 90 others, most of them students who were celebrating the end of the school year.

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

After 18 years, 9 found guilty in Ozone inferno

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DANCE OF DEATH Artist’s rendition of how 162 people died in the Ozone Disco fire 18 years ago on Timog Avenue in Quezon City. (Inset) Two survivors—Renan Galang and Ryan Floresca—in a hearing at the Quezon City Regional Trial Court. JOAN BONDOC

For Eva Celestino, who lost her brother Rufino in the Ozone Disco Club fire in 1996 that claimed the lives of 161 others, the battle has not yet been won.

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Sandiganbayan convicts 9 over Ozone disco tragedy

Ozone Disco

MANILA, Philippines–The Sandiganbayan convicted seven former Quezon City officials and two businessmen of graft for failing to detect the structural deficiencies of the Ozone Dance Club, which was razed in a fire that claimed 162 lives almost two decades ago. Dubbed the country’s “worst fire” incident in history, the Ozone Dance Club was gutted on […]

Posted: November 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »