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Oil firms slash P1 per liter off fuel prices

/ 05:34 AM June 26, 2018

Oil companies slashed pump prices by an average of P1 per liter as oil-producing countries started to increase output.

At least 90 centavos was trimmed from the price of diesel per liter and P1.15 from the price of gasoline per liter.

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Companies that cut prices included Pilipinas Shell, PTT, Total, Seaoil, Flying V, Phoenix, Chevron and Eastern Petroleum.

Four companies—Shell, Seaoil, Flying V and Caltex—also cut kerosene prices by 85 centavos per liter.

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Diesel prices in Metro Manila were now expected to range from P39.90 to P45.88 per liter while gasoline, from P47.55 to P58.77 per liter. —RONNEL W. DOMINGO

FFW: Decent pay for workers to free kids from work

A labor group on Monday said that giving workers decent wages and benefits would help the government achieve its target of removing at least 630,000 children from the workforce.

Federation of Free Workers (FFW) said by giving workers wages that were sufficient for all their needs, the government would “directly prevent child labor as there would be no reason for workers’ children to work anymore.” —JOVIC YEE

Rights group to UNHRC: Remove PH as a member

A militant human rights group on Monday called for the removal of the Philippines from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) because of its “worsening” record of alleged human rights violations.

Karapatan made the call following a message approved by 38 UNHRC member nations calling on the Philippines to stop drug war killings and investigate human rights abuses. —MELVIN GASCON

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