President Duterte can refuse EU aid – political analyst

QUEZON City, Philippines -(Eagle News) — Political analyst Clarita Carlos said that it is the prerogative of ┬áPresident Rodrigo Duterte to refuse aid, especially when such aid is conditional.

“Yung aid nga may space. May conditionality na sinasabi nya na magbibigay lang siya kung nakapasa tayo sa kaniyang Human Rights criterion. Ayaw ng Presidente nung may kakabit yung ibibigay mo. At saka napakaliit lamang na aid niyon. Masasabi natin mas marami nga silang human rights violation. Bakit sila nagtuturo-turo? Hypocrisy sa kanila iyon,” Carlos said in an interview.

Carlos also said that many countries are willing to give aid to the Philippines and many countries are also willing to invest in the Philippines.

“Pabayaan mo, karapatan natin iyon na hindi natin tanggapin. And iyong sila, it’s in their interest na magtinda dito, dahil nakadapa ang mga ekonomiya ng Europe. Kung ayaw nilang mag-invest dito, problema nila iyon, ang dami namang ibang mag-iinvest,” Carlos said.