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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 »

Nightclub door that trapped fire victims supposedly ‘good feng shui’


The inward-swinging doors were supposed to be “good feng shui” to keep the money flowing in, that’s why the owners had them built that way.

Posted: November 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,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 »

Did you know

On this day 17 years ago, 160 persons were killed while 95 others were injured in a fire that hit the Ozone Disco Club in Quezon City. As of February 2013, the international nonprofit organization National Fire Protection Association has ranked the fire as the 7th deadliest nightclub fire in world history. Schatzi Quodala, Inquirer Research

Posted: March 18th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »