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Philippines to reject EU grants after criticism of drug war

Support from China expected, President Duterte's resolve in doubt

MANILA -- President Rodrigo Duterte's government said on Thursday it will decline donor support from the European Union if it is used as a license to "interfere" in Philippine domestic affairs.

Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the president has approved the finance department's recommendation "not to accept grants" from the EU that invite meddling, but declined to be more specific.

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