The Manila Times: Duterte rejects EU grants19 May 2017 | 18:13 | FOCUS News Agency
Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said this new policy will keep the EU out of the affairs of the Philippine government.
“We’re supposed to be an independent nation,” Medialdea said in a text message sent to reporters.
The EU delegation in Manila has been informed of the new policy that puts at stake 250 million euros ($278.7 million) in grants. A big chunk of the money was allocated to Muslim communities in Mindanao.
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