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PHL Refuses EU “Conditional” Aid/Grant- Why?

Philippine Press Secretary Ernesto Abella in one of his press conferences confirmed that President Duterte has decided to reject grants with certain conditions from the European Union (EU). He further clarified that the Government is only refusing EU grants that impose conditions, which the Government considers as allowing EU to interfere with the country’s affairs. The Executive Secretary also mentioned that the Government is “willing to forego about 250 million Euros ($278.88 million) worth of grants to prevent EU from meddling in its internal affairs”. A top government official likewise stated that the Philippines’ decision to stop development assistance from … Continue reading PHL Refuses EU “Conditional” Aid/Grant- Why?

Duterte Places First In Time’s 100 Most Influential List: WHY?

Today, 20th of April, Time Magazine has officially proclaimed President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines as the winner of its 2017 online poll for “most influential” people all over the world. The poll results showed that President Duterte got a 5% YES votes compared to the other contenders. Other nominees who occupied the Top 5 garnering 3% votes for each of them are Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, Pope Francis of Vatican State, Bill Gates of Microsoft, and Marck Zuckerberg of Facebook. But why did Duterte obtain the highest votes despite criticisms and unfavorable judgment from both local and international … Continue reading Duterte Places First In Time’s 100 Most Influential List: WHY?