The Philippines won’t only be rejecting all types of aid that comes from the European Union (EU), Malacañang stated Thursday (May 18).
In a press briefing, presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella stated the Philippines only reserves the fitting to show down grants from EU “that may allow it to interfere with the internal policies of the Philippines.”
“These grants pertain to particular projects or programs that have the potential of affecting the autonomy of the country,” he defined.
While Abella acknowledged that the majority, if not all, grants come with situations, he stated that there are those who “we cannot totally accept.”
When pressed for particulars, nevertheless, Abella stated the federal government doesn’t need aid that may enable foreigners to intervene with the nation’s inside affairs.
Asked additional on whether or not human rights was among the many situations the federal government feels strongly about, Abella refused to remark.
EU’s aid to the Philippines, bulk of which works to Muslim communities, is estimated to be value about $278 million or 50 million Euros.