PTV the state broadcaster in the Philippines has confirmed to us that they will not be taking part in the ABU TV Song Festival 2014. The broadcaster told us that:
We are not ready to participate in the contest at this stage
The Philippines has never taken part in the ABU TV Song Festival, however they were due to take part in “Our Sound – The Asia-Pacific Song Contest” but the contest failed to take place, instead being replaced by the ABU TV Song Festival. The Philippines joins Malaysia and New Zealand in not taking part in this years festival in Macau.