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OIL companies said on Monday they would again raise the prices of petroleum products this week. In separate advisories, Eastern Petroleum, Flying V, Phoenix Petroleum, Pilipinas Shell, PTT Philippines, and Seaoil announced they would jack up the price of diesel by 65 centavos per liter, effective at 6 a.m. on Tuesday. They will also…

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has appointed a new associate justice at the Sandiganbayan and 17 new judges, including the daughter of a Supreme Court justice. Kevin Narce Vivero, a former Antipolo Regional Trial Court (RTC) judge, was named as new Sandiganbayan justice, replacing Samuel Martires. Vivero’s appointment paper was signed by…

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EXILED Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chairman Jose Maria “Joma” Sison on Monday expressed willingness to return to the country following President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to resume peace talks but has set conditions before coming home. “I declare that I will certainly return home when a significant advance in the…

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THE DEPARTMENT of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday maintained that the rescue of distressed Filipino household workers by the Philippine embassy in Kuwait was done in coordination with its authorities. Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano made the clarification after Kuwait summoned Philippine Ambassador Renato Pedro Villa questioning the ongoing rescue operation, which has been…

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WASHINGTON: The Philippines is among the top recipients of remittances worldwide, driven by growth in Europe, Russia and the US, the World Bank said in a report. The World Bank said that aside from the Philippines, which received $33 billion in 2017, other top recipients were India, $69 billion; followed…

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ANTI-narcotics agents arrested two drug suspects from Marawi City in a buy bust operation in Manila where they seized 500 grams of “shabu” or methamphetamine hydrochloride worth P2.5 million on Sunday. In a spot report, joint elements of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-Special Enforcement Services (SES) and PDEA-Autonomous Region in…

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HONG KONG: Asian markets mostly fell on Monday with technology firms extending last week’s sharp losses, following another plunge in Apple as investors fret over the once-lucrative smartphone sector. News Saturday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had called a halt to nuclear tests and intercontinental missile launches —…