Regular gas, diesel prices up 

By Neil Jerome Morales (The Philippine Star)


MANILA, Philippines - Consumers returned to work yesterday from a long weekend with generally higher oil prices, a continuation of the trend of almost weekly price increases since July.


Major firms Petron Corp., Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp., Chevron Philippines Inc., and independent player Total Philippines Corp. implemented mixed price adjustments yesterday.



PMA cadets pray for a fellow

By Ma. Elena Catajan

FORT DEL PILAR – Philippine Military Academy (PMA) cadets pray for the recovery of Cadet First Class Alfonso Aviles, who is still in a coma at the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Hospital after he sustained a gunshot wound in the neck.



Aviles was shot when he tried to stop a robbery inside a Quezon City-bound jeepney on Saturday.



Lexmark to cut 1,700 jobs, stop making inkjets


LEXINGTON, Kentucky -- Lexmark is cutting 1,700 jobs, or almost 13 percent of its workforce, and said it will stop making inkjet printers as part of a drive to cut costs as it deals with shrinking sales of inkjets.


The printer and software company said Tuesday that it will close its inkjet supply plant in the Philippines by the end of 2015. It is also putting its inkjet technology up for sale.


Lexmark had about 13,300 employees as of December 31. Lexmark has been shifting its focus from consumer inkjet printers, focusing on higher-profit laser printers and supplies for businesses and software services.


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