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TOLL road operator Manila North Tollways Corp. (MNTC) is interested in participating in the bidding for the P29-billion Central Luzon Link Expressway (CLLEx). CLLEx is a proposed toll road that will connect the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) to the proposed North Luzon East Expressway (TPLEX) in Cabanatuan toward San Jose City…

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SOUTH Luzon Thermal Energy Corp. (SLTEC) said it is on track with the construction of the second unit of its coal-fired power plant in Calaca, Batangas, which would add another 135 megawatts (MW) to the Luzon grid when completed. SLTEC is a 50-50 joint venture between Trans-Asia Oil and Energy…

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CEBU Pacific Air (CEB) recently launched twice weekly non-stop flights between Manila and Doha, Qatar, making CEB the first Philippine carrier to land in Doha. “We look forward to offering Cebu Pacific’s trademark low fares to travelers in Doha, especially since we are the only low-cost carrier operating this route,”…


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To help rice tillers become entrepreneurs, PhilRice development workers were recently updated on agripreneurship. Training facilitator Dr. Rene Resurreccion, a licensed trainer of the Competency-based Economies through Formation of Enterprise approach, said that “economic development for all” can be achieved by producing more local entrepreneurs. “Without entrepreneurs, there can be…

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VIENNA: Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC’s) announcement that it is keeping crude output levels unchanged again, despite a collapse in oil prices, reflects the growing influence of booming US shale but analysts say the cartel is still the dominant player. The 12-nation OPEC switched its production strategy in November…

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CHICAGO: A young Lebanese man caught plotting to detonate a bomb near Chicago’s iconic Wrigley Field baseball stadium was sentenced Thursday to 23 years in prison, prosecutors said. Lebanese citizen Sami Samir Hassoun was a legal resident of the United States at the time of his 2010 arrest.

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KABUL: The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has halted all staff movement across Afghanistan and closed its office in Jalalabad that was hit by a suicide and gun attack. “All movements have been frozen throughout Afghanistan, there is not a single ICRC delegate or employee that is moving,…

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PARIS: Tamiflu, the frontline treatment for influenza, offers no benefit for patients if it is administered in double the normal dose, a study conducted in Southeast Asia said on Thursday. Doctors at 13 hospitals in Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam tested the idea on 326 patients with severe flu symptoms.

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BISHKEK: Kyrgyzstan authorities on Friday arrested 92 protestors who seized an electricity station and cut off power to a Canadian-owned gold mine which is one of the country’s biggest assets. The protestors are demanding the nationalization of the Kumtor mine which has been wholly owned by the Canadian mining group…

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WELLINGTON: A New Zealand judge on Friday ordered police to return any digital material seized in an armed raid on Internet mogul Kim Dotcom’s mansion last year not directly related to the prosecution against him. The decision by High Court chief judge Helen Winkelmann follows a ruling last year that…

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UNITED NATIONS: Failure to agree on who will take part in an international conference on the Syria could thwart hopes that the make-or-break meeting will be held in June, diplomats said Wednesday. United Nations leader Ban Ki-moon said that key “elements” of the proposed conference had still not been agreed…

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TAIPEI – An Indonesian sailor has been rescued despite suffering a shark attack but four other crewmen are missing after their Taiwanese fishing boat apparently caught fire in the East China Sea, officials said Sunday. Taiwan’s coastguard said they were informed by their Japanese counterparts Saturday noon that the…

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Malacanang does not see the need for President Benigno Aquino 3rd to visit former President and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo who is under hospital arrest at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City. Presidential Communications Secretary Hermino Coloma Jr. said Sunday the President has no ill will…

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BRISBANE, Australia – Australia’s Lleyton Hewitt stunned top seed Roger Federer of Switzerland to win the Brisbane International on Sunday. Hewitt raced through the first set then held off a comeback from the world number six to win 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 in two hours, seven minutes. It was Hewitt’s 29th…

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  LONDON – A Tornado fighter jet fitted with metal components created on a 3D printer undertook a successful test flight in Britain last month, defence company BAE Systems said Sunday. The plane was equipped with a 3D-printed protective cover for the cockpit radio, a protective guard in the landing…