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1. a monetary unit of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Mexico, Mozambique, Nicaragua, and the Philippines. It is worth one hundredth of their respective standard units
2. a former monetary unit of Ecuador, El Salvador, and Portugal, worth one hundredth of their former standard units.
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the fractional monetary unit of a number of Latin-American countries, including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Peru, as well as Portugal and the Philippines. The centavo is equal to 1/100 of the basic national monetary unit.

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'This was offset as cost of power from the Power Supply Agreements (PSAs) decreased by 6.56 centavos a kWh due to lower fuel prices and peso appreciation,' Meralco added.
Meralco said the cost of electricity sourced through power supply agreements was still 'stable,' with an increase of 4.14 centavos per kWh and representing 50.5 percent of the company's supply this month.
The rate also reflects a 3.37 centavo per kwh reduction from the current 25.63 centavos per kwh charged to consumers.
This is 195 percent higher than the January 2016 interest level when the Commission approved the 2016 FiT-All rate of 18.30 centavos per kWh.
Leyte had the strongest PPP at 85 centavos, while Northern Samar and Samar had the weakest (77 centavos).
Chile le debe a Bolivia US$250 millones si se calcula a la tasa de 70 centavos por metro cubico, segun el diario.
A comparison of the price of a text message with the price of a byte data for data services of the two firms, it said, would show that they could sell data services for as low as P0.05 or five centavos per megabyte of data and 'still earn profits.'
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