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Fuel prices up for 3rd time in Jan

OIL companies will jack up prices of petroleum products effective on Tuesday, the third price adjustment in a month. The price of diesel will increase by 40 centavos per liter, gasoline by 10 centavos per liter, and kerosene by 15 per liter. Firms that announced this week’s price increases were …

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Duterte pays respects to Henry Sy Sr. 

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday night paid his respects to the late retail tycoon Henry Sy Sr., the country’s wealthiest man, who passed away in his sleep on Saturday. Duterte, accompanied by some members of his Cabinet, arrived at 10:50 p.m. at the Heritage Park in Taguig City to condole …

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Voters buck bad weather for Bangsamoro plebiscite

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur: Voting precincts opened early on Monday for the historic plebiscite on the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) amid the bad weather caused by Tropical Depression “Amang.” “Amang” made landfall in Surigao del Sur on Sunday night and is causing rain in parts of the Visayas and …

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Albay enforces evacuation

Ahead of ‘Amang’ as Signal 1 up in parts of Visayas, Mindanao LEGAZPI CITY: Albay Gov. Al Francis Bichara ordered the evacuation of residents living in lahar prone areas and those vulnerable to flashfloods and landslides across the province ahead of Tropical Depression “Amang’s” landfall. In an advisory issued on …

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Site of Trump-Kim summit chosen

WASHINGTON, DC: US President Donald Trump said Saturday (Sunday in Manila) that the location had been decided for his next summit with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un, around the end of February. “We picked a country,” Trump told reporters, without giving more details. A Vietnamese government source earlier told …

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Fewer rallyists join Women’s March

WASHINGTON, DC: Thousands of women marched Saturday (Sunday in Manila) in the United States capital and across the country to convey a now-annual message opposing Donald Trump and supporting women’s rights, but internal divisions appeared to steal some energy from the rallies. In Washington, demonstrators arriving by car, bus or …

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LA tutors’ strike mars mayor’s 2020 bid

LOS ANGELES: A Los Angeles teachers’ strike that sent thousands of shouting educators into downtown streets, paralyzing traffic during a rainstorm and leaving a half-million students in uncertainty, isn’t the kind of publicity Mayor Eric Garcetti needed for his potential presidential campaign. The Democratic mayor, who has said he would …

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