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Soaring LPG price affects 'Noche Buena' By ELLSON A. QUISMORIO

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Soaring LPG price affects 'Noche Buena'

By ELLSON A. QUISMORIO
December 25, 2010, 5:38pm
MANILA, Philippines — Celia Esguerra, 53, had her budget for her planned Noche Buena “feast” nailed down back in November.

Spaghetti, fruit salad, bulalo (bone marrow soup), fried chicken, ham, and takeout pizza would do the trick, she told herself.

And then her cooking gas tank ran out on her. As it turned out, December was a particularly bad time to buy liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

“I heard in the news that the LPG price was going up on the first day of December,” said Esguerra, in Filipino. “Our tank went empty last December 5. When I called the dealer the next day, I was surprised to find out that the price went up again.”.... MORE

SourceManila Bulletin

URL: http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/294807/soaring-lpg-price-affects-noche-buena

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