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THE implementation of the mandated conversion of diesel fuel from a two-percent biodiesel blend to five percent biodiesel has been delayed while the Department of Energy (DOE) waits for the results of an economic impact study. The shift to a higher concentration of biodiesel was mandated by the Biofuels Act…

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecasts strong profit growth for airlines in the Asia Pacific region next year which would lead to lower airfares. IATA said airlines in the region are expected to achieve a net profit of $5 billion in 2015, up from $3.5 billion in 2014, for…

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LEADING oil refining and marketing company Petron Corp. assured that its fuel prices and supply will remain stable despite the shutdown of its oil depot in Pandacan. Petron chairman and chief executive officer Ramon Ang said they have been preparing for a transfer following a commitment the company made in…

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Bloomberry Resorts Corp., operator of Solaire Resorts and Casino led by ports magnate Enrique Razon, said it won the arbitration case filed against it by Las Vegas-based casino management service provider, Global Gaming Philippines LLC (GGAM). In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, Bloomberry said its subsidiaries Bloomberry Resorts…

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SYDNEY: Australia’s jobless rate hit a 12-year high in November, data showed on Thursday, as more people looked for jobs in a softening economy hurt by falling commodity prices and weak Chinese demand. Unemployment edged up to 6.3 percent as 42,700 jobs were added to the economy, the Australian Bureau…

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PARIS: At least 150,000 demonstrators took to the streets of Paris to protest a new law allowing gay marriage, a largely peaceful gathering that later turned violent as riot police battled hundreds of right-wingers. Police said they had made a total of 293 arrests and that six people were injured…

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CANNES, France: A sexually graphic lesbian love story, Blue is the Warmest Colour by French-Tunisian director Abdellatif Kechiche, clinched the top prize on Sunday (Monday in Manila) at the Cannes Film Festival in a pivotal year for gay rights. Jury president Hollywood director Steven Spielberg said the tender coming-of-age tale…

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RAIPUR: The death toll from an ambush by Maoist rebels in central India rose to at least 23 with senior politicians among the victims, a top police officer said on Sunday in the deadliest attack by the insurgents in over a year. Saturday’s attack was the latest in a long-simmering…

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TOKYO: Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called for an early accord on civil nuclear cooperation with Tokyo and more Japanese investment ahead of an official visit, reports said on Sunday. Singh, who will travel to Japan in the coming week for talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, made the…

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TOKYO: Three Chinese government ships entered waters around disputed islands controlled by Tokyo on Sunday, Japan’s coastguard said. The Chinese maritime surveillance vessels were spotted inside the 12-nautical-mile zone off the Senkaku islands, which China calls the Diaoyus, in the East China Sea shortly after 10 a.m. (0100 GMT), the…

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TOKYO: A small group of Japanese right-wingers on Sunday staged a protest against a South Korean daily which said the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were “divine punishment.” Some 40 demonstrators, carrying Japanese “Rising Sun” flags, gathered outside a building where the Tokyo bureau of the Joongang Ilbo daily…

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Merely two weeks after Typhoon Santi entered and left the country, some parts of Central Luzon, specifically in Nueva Ecija and Aurora province, still suffer from power outage after transmission facilities for these areas have been heavily damaged by the weather disturbance. “We are taking all necessary precautions and actions…

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A TWO-year old boy was hostaged by his own father inside their own home in a village in General Mariano Alvarez (GMA) town, Cavite province on Tuesday afternoon. A certain Edna Saño, 43, sought the help of the GMA Police on Tuesday after her partner Christopher Miller, 52, took their…

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THE Senate Blue Ribbon Committee will not allow any request for an executive session from the camp of alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles during her scheduled appearance before the Senate panel investigation on the controversy on November 7. Senator Teofisto Guingona 3rd, chairman of the Blue Ribbon Committee,…

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A day after the Sandiganbayan ordered former Isabela governor Grace Padaca to be arrested, she appeared before the anti-graft court and pleaded not guilty, but not without receiving chiding remarks from the magistrates. The incumbent commissioner of the Commission on Elections entered her “not guilty” plea before the Sandiganbayan Third…