No Ban on EU Grants, as Finance Secretary Clarifies Duterte’s Remarks

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez clarified that there is no actual ban on grants coming from the European Union (EU). President Rodrigo Duterte earlier said that he is rejecting all aid coming from the EU as per advice of Dominguez. After Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia announced that it should not be construed as official policy. Dominguez now explains that it would only reject aid not aligned with the administration’s priorities. Programs already existing will still continue. Only one aid…

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