Philippines Morning News For April 12

Philippines Morning News For April 12
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Philippines morning news

World Bank keeps PH growth forecast at 6.9%
The World Bank said the Philippine economy will remain a top performer in the East Asia and Pacific region and will likely expand by close to 7 percent in the next two to three years, with infrastructure investment expected to sustain the country’s growth momentum.
— The Manila Times

Philippines, Saudi Arabia sign agreement on labor, foreign relations
President Rodrigo Duterte met with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia on Tuesday at Rawdhat Khuraim. The president was also received by Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, governor of Riyadh region.
— ABS-CBN

PAL Holdings profit drops 39% in 2016
Net earnings of the parent firm of flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) declined 39 percent in 2016 from a year ago amid higher expenses.
— Phil Star

Philippines Air Force Receives 2 South Korean Jets, More to Come
A delivery of two additional FA-50PH advanced light attack and jet trainer aircraft by Korea Aerospace Industries arrived at Clark Base near Manila in late March, according to a statement released by the Philippine Air Force (PAF).
— Sputnik International

China to copy office of PH Ombudsman
China’s top graftbuster personally invited Office of the Ombudsman chief Conchita Carpio-Morales to Beijing to learn how her office works in their bid to craft a law that will establish an all-encompassing anti-graft body.
— The Manila Times

Death row OFWs may not fly home with Rody
Malacañang clarified yesterday that Filipino death row inmates might not be released and come home together with President Duterte after his trip to the Middle East.
— Phil Star

Rice prices to rise if imports stopped: ex-economic managers
Rice prices could go up if government bans imports of the staple grain, a trade advocacy group composed of former economic managers said.
— ABS-CBN

EU denies it has frozen Philippines trade talks over human rights
The European Commission said on Tuesday the Philippines’ human rights record could influence future trade ties, but denied reports that it had suspended free trade negotiations with Manila.
— ABS-CBN

Philippines Needs A Leader Dressed In White
To fight corruption, Philippines need a leader dressed in white, someone who is free of corruption — like Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew.
— Forbes

Philippines envoy hits back at UK for dismay over Duterte’s ‘brutal regime’
Philippine Ambassador to the United Kingdom (UK) Antonio Lagdameo stressed that the country is committed to human rights in response to an article published in a British newspaper which appears to be critical of the Duterte administration.
— Phil Star

SC orders Marcos to pay P66M
THE Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), has ordered former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to pay P63 million for the recount of votes in his poll protest against Vice President Leni Robredo.
— The Manila Times

Philippine TNE: 10 universities to forge UK ties
Ten universities in the Philippines have been selected to take part in transnational education partnerships with UK counterparts through the Commission on Higher Education Development (CHED) in an initiative to boost internationalisation in the country.
— The PIE News

IN NUMBERS: Road crashes in the Philippines
Government data show that the number of deaths due to road crashes has been increasing since 2006. Hundreds of the fatalities each year are children.
— Rappler

Duterte rehires recently retired BIR exec Valeroso
President Duterte has rehired recently-retired Deputy Commissioner for Operations Nestor S. Valeroso of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to avail of the latter’s expertise and boost the chances of the agency of meeting its P1.8 trillion goal for the year.
— Manila Bulletin

NEA offers P1.7-B loan window for distressed power cooperatives
The National Electrification Administration (NEA) has set aside P1.7 billion as a loan window for cooperatives, especially the 11 that are considered to be experiencing financial difficulty.
— BusinessWorld Online

QC hospital execs axed over contract splitting
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has ordered the dismissal of three officials of government-run East Avenue Medical Center over the anomalous purchase of P10.35 million worth of medical supplies and equipment in 2006.
— Inquirer.net

50 cases of political killings brought to UN rights body
A rights advocacy group has brought to a UN office nearly 50 documented cases of political killings under the Duterte administration that took place despite the government’s peace negotiations with communist rebels.
— Inquirer.net

Tropical cyclone to enter this week
A tropical cyclone is expected to enter the Philippines tomorrow and it is likely to bring rains in some parts of the country this Holy Week, the state weather bureau said.
— Phil Star

Task force to assist earthquake victims
Government disaster response agencies have formed a task force that will provide immediate assistance to quake-hit areas in Batangas and nearby provinces.
— Phil Star

 

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