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3 oil firm hike prices

MANILA Feb 18 (PNA) — Three oil firms have implemented oil price hikes effective 6:00 a.m. Tuesday. Two big oil companies, Petron Corporation and Shell Philippines, increased prices of gasoline by P1 per liter; 25 centavos per liter for kerosene; and 40 centavos for diesel. Another industry player, Total Corporation, also implemented the same oil price adjustments except for kerosene products. The oil companies said the oil price hike reflects movement in the international oil […]

Napolitano nominates Renzi prime minister in Italy

Matteo Renzi has been nominated Italy’s youngest-ever prime minister. His ascension follows a daring power grab that has been welcomed by investors but has left many Italians skeptical. After receiving the mandate from President Giorgio Napolitano Monday morning, the 39-year-old Renzi must move quickly to form a new government and then deliver on his promise to lead Italy “out of the quagmire.” Over the weekend, Napolitano had consulted with the leaders of Italy’s various political factions before nominating Renzi […]

Nokor’s Kim warned he might face charges over atrocities

(Reuters) – North Korean security chiefs and possibly even Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un himself should face international justice for ordering systematic torture, starvation and killings comparable to Nazi-era atrocities, U.N. investigators said on Monday. The investigators told Kim in a letter they were advising the United Nations to refer North Korea to the International Criminal Court (ICC), to make sure any culprits “including possibly yourself” were held accountable. North Korea “categorically and totally” rejected the […]

New Faultline Discovered in Bohol

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ (DENR)Mines and Geosciences Bureau advises residents of Inabanga, Loon, and Maribojoc, Bohol to evacuate after the discovery of a new fault line in the area.

CHED, OK With 4 Day School-Week

The Commission on Higher Education said it was not against the proposal to reduce the number of school days to four. But according to CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan, careful study should be made before the implementation of the 4-day school week. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority proposed the change because of the 15 government projects that will be implemented in Metro Manila which are expected to cause heavy traffic. Survey question: What can you say […]

POEA Lifts Deployment Ban to Yemen

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration lifted the deployment ban for returning OFWs to Yemen two months after it was implemented. The lifting of the ban came about after the improvement in the political environment of said country. But Labor and Employment Secretary and POEA Chairman Rosalinda Baldos said that the deployment ban remains for newly-hired OFWs in Yemen

Expect Heavy Traffic With Start of Skyway Project

According to Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chairman Francis Tolentino, expect heavy traffic as the Department of Public Works and Highway starts the construction of Skyway 3 project, an elevated expressway which aims to alleviate traffic problems in EDSA, Quezon Avenue and Araneta Avenue as well as connecting the North Luzon and South Luzon Expressways.