Philippines Morning News For April 14

Philippines Morning News For April 14

Philippines morning news

SBS Philippines okays $4m share buyback, $50m debt deal
SBS Philippines Corp, a listed chemical traders and distributor firm diversifying into property and investment business, has launched a $4 million (P200 million) buyback programme and approved a $50 million (P2.5 billion) debt agreement with Security Bank Corp.
— Deal Street Asia

Bohol villagers evacuated anew amid Abu Sayyaf threat
Residents of Inabanga town in Bohol province were evacuated again Thursday night amid the continuing threat of Abu Sayyaf bandits.

Taiwan to grant Filipinos visa-free entry in June
Filipinos will be granted visa-free entry to Taiwan starting June this year, in a move meant to encourage more tourists from other Asian regions to visit the island.
— Phil Star

AFP scours Bohol encounter site
Military officials on Thursday scoured the fields of Barangay Napo in Inabanga, Bohol for bodies and remnants of the firefight that ensued between government forces and members of the bandit Abu Sayyaf group earlier this week.

Duterte Is Under Pressure to End the Philippines-China Honeymoon
Duterte has been publicly fawning over China—to the dismay of the Philippines’ patriotic public.
— The National Interest Online

Construction Has Begun At 150 Megawatt Philippines Solar Project
Construction has begun at the largest solar power project in Philippines, and perhaps in south-east Asia.
— Clean Technica

Filipinos in Gulf look to Duterte to defend OFW interests
With more than a million Filipino workers spread across Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Qatar, it is small wonder that President Rodrigo Duterte has undertaken a week-long tour of the Gulf.
— Phil Star

Not all individual income earners are required to file ITR: BIR
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) said on Friday (April 14) that not all income earners are required to file income tax return (ITR), or pay taxes.
— Manila Bulletin

Duterte impresses Saudis as gov’t scores better terms for OFW
President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a resounding success in terms of improving the lot of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and strengthening the Philippines’ ties with the Middle East country.
— Manila Bulletin


* Philippines Morning news is restricted in content today due to the Easter holidays


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Stella-maris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Education from Ebonyi State University, Nigeria in 2005.

Between November 2010 and February 2012 she was a staff writer at Daylight Online, Nigeria writing on health, fashion, and relationships. From 2010 – 2017 she worked as a freelance screen writer for ‘Nollywood’, Nigeria.

She joined AEC News Today in December 2016.

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