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Pump prices to rise over Aramco attack

By JORDEENE B. LAGARE September 21, 2019 PRICES of petroleum products are projected to surge by more than P2 per liter next week, according to industry sources. A source on Friday said the cost of diesel might increase by P1.84 to P1.94 per liter and gasoline by P2.54 to P2.64 …

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Meat processors: Products safe

By MA. REINA LEANNE TOLENTINO, TMT September 21, 2019 The Philippine Association of Meat Processors Inc. (Pampi) assured the public on Friday the pork-based products produced by its members are “guaranteed to be wholesome and safe for human consumption.” On Sept. 9, 2019, the Department of Agriculture confirmed that African …

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Protest held on 47th year of Marcos Martial Law

By JOSHUA VERA CRUZ September 21, 2019 VARIOUS militant groups held a rally on Friday in Luneta Park in Manila to condemn Martial Law’s declaration 47 years ago. The Manila Police District (MPD) estimated about 1,200 participants attended from such groups as the Kilusang Mayo Uno, Salinlahi, Bahaghari, Bukluran ng …

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Higher budget sought for BuCor computerization

By BERNADETTE E. TAMAYO September 21, 2019 THE Senate leadership on Thursday vowed to increase the budget of the Department of Justice so it can proceed with the computerization program of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) and address massive corruption in the agency. During the resumption of the Senate inquiry …

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Recto seeks creation of Congress police unit

By JAVIER J. ISMAEL September 21, 2019 SENATE President pro tempore Ralph Recto has filed Senate Bill (SB) 1051 to create a congressional police force that will ensure the security of the legislative branch of government. SENATE President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto SB 1051 mandates the creation of a police …

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Japan acquits top executives in Fukushima nuke disaster

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE September 20, 2019 TOKYO: A Japanese court on Thursday acquitted three former power company executives of professional negligence in the only criminal prosecution stemming from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown. All three defendants — former Tokyo Electric Co. (Tepco) chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata, 79, and former vice presidents …

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Hunt for freed convicts begins

By DARWIN PESCO September 20, 2019 The police has deployed dozens of tracker teams to hunt down convicts released by the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) under the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) Law. The 15-day grace period given by President Rodrigo Duterte for the freed prisoners to surrender ends today, …

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7 killed in Papua clash

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE September 20, 2019 PAPUA, indonesia: A toddler and teenager were among seven people killed in a gunfight between security forces and independence-seeking rebels in this restive region, the military said Thursday. The deadly clash comes after mass demonstrations and violence gripped Papua — on the western half …

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DTI denies steel cover-up

By ANNA LEAH E. GONZALES September 20, 2019 The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) denied accusations that the agency is covering up for steel manufacturers at the expense of the safety of Filipino consumers. Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez noted that the department had tightened procedures to ensure that steel …

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Makabayan bloc denies getting ‘pork’

By GLEE JALEA September 20, 2019 The Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives denied availing themselves of the P100-million “pork” fund allocated to congressmen for itemized projects to be included in the P4.1-trillion 2020 national budget. Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate. PHOTO BY JOHN ORVEN VERDOTE Deputy Minority Leader …

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