The Manila Times

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At least three oil companies again raised their prices on Tuesday. Pilipinas Shell, Petron and Seaoil increased the price of gasoline by 70 centavos per liter. The price of diesel and kerosene went up by 40 centavos. The oil firms said the price adjustments reflect the price movement in the…

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THE Sandiganbayan on Tuesday ordered the arrest of former police chief Jesus Verzosa and five others in connection with the P34.63-million helicopter scam. Also covered by the warrant issued by Associate Justice Roland Jurado were Herold Ubalde, Roman Loreto, George Piano, Edgar Paatan and Avensuel Go Dy. Verzosa and the…

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A multi-sectoral poll watchdog on Tuesday urged the public to support a campaign to stop the Commission on Elections (Comelec) from using the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines in the 2016 presidential elections. “We call on everyone who thinks that we should no longer use the PCOS machines for…

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ROME: The UN’s food agency on Tuesday said obesity and poor nutrition weigh heavily on the global economy and told governments that investing in food health would bring big economic as well as social returns. Lost productivity and spiralling health care bills linked to malnutrition “could account for as much…

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Dear PAO, I am renting a house for almost three years now and I am very good with my payments. My conflict with our landlord began because of a busted toilet. Every time we use it, it takes 6-8 pails of water to completely flush it out. We had someone…

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THE former golf buddy of deposed dictator Ferdinand Marcos pushed for the dismissal of his case because of procedural lapses. In a four-page motion to quash, Herminio Disini pleaded before the Sandiganbayan Fourth Division to junk his graft case because the Office of the Ombudsman did not even include his…

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While the balloon hasn’t exactly burst, the sudden drop of the Philippine Stock Exchange index to the 6,700 point level was not exactly the best way to start the trading week Monday. No one is pushing the panic button, but certainly there are those who were stunned by the unexpected…

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Anywhere else in the world, what happened at the Davao International Airport earlier this week would have been corrected in a hurry. Certainly within a few hours after a plane that overshot the runway had caused airport operations to grind to a halt, both the government and the airline would…

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The killing of Taiwanese fisherman Hung Shih-Cheng by the Philippine Coast Guard was clearly a tragedy. Nevertheless, the speedy announcement of sanctions and the equally rapid deployment of Taiwan naval warships to the site of the incident was an overreaction bordering on intimidation and saber rattling. All of which was…

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Adding two more years in the primary and secondary education does not make any sense at all. At least this is how the Kalipunan ng Damayang Maralita (Kadamay) feels about the K-to-12 program of the government. According to Kadamay Chairperson Bea Arellano, the program is anti-poor because it translates to…