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Gasoline prices up; diesel down

Prices of kerosene will also decrease by P0.10 per liter. “These reflect movements in the international oil market,” Petron said. MANILA, Philippines — Oil firms are set to raise the prices of gasoline and roll back those for diesel tomorrow. In separate advisories, a majority of oil companies said yesterday …

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Calls to amend provisions in Anti-Hazing Law revived

Philippine Military Academy cadets search for Cadet Fourth Class Mario Telan Jr. at the PMA’s swimming pool on Friday in an image taken from surveillance footage. MANILA, Philippines — A lawmaker yesterday called for amendments to the Anti-Hazing Law following recent deaths at the Philippine Military Academy. Rizal Rep. Fidel …

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Digital map of government projects urged

Projects should be geo-tagged, and there should be an app in which the status of a project is just a click away, the senator said. MANILA, Philippines — Government should create a “digital map” of government projects and programs that will be implemented next year, to include “livestreaming” of big-ticket …

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Comelec cancels polls in Cotabato, Leyte

By WILLIAM DEPASUPIL, TMT October 25, 2019 THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) has canceled the special elections for representatives of the First and Second Districts of Southern Leyte and the First and Third Districts of South Cotabato scheduled on Oct. 26, 2019. Comelec spokesperson Atty. James Jimenez said that the …

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Makati finalist in World Smart Cities Awards 

By JAN ARCILLA October 25, 2019 MAKATI City is the lone Philippine city that has been selected as a finalist for the World Smart Cities Awards, according to Mayor Mar-len Abigail Binay. The award will be presented during the Smart City Expo World Congress to be held in Barcelona, Spain …

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PH moves up in ease of doing business

By ANNA LEAH E. GONZALES October 25, 2019 The Philippines’ ranking in the World Bank’s ease of doing business improved by 29 points, rising to 95th from last year’s 124th spot. The 2020 Doing Business report released on Thursday showed the country’s ease of doing business score was 62.8 (with …

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