Cayetano: PHL has independent foreign policy, refusing aid with conditions

By , on May 20, 2017


Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Friday said the Philippines has an independent foreign policy thus, it will not accept aid from any country with conditions or that donors will interfere in its domestic policies.  (Photo: Alan Peter Cayetano/ Facebook)
Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Friday said the Philippines has an independent foreign policy thus, it will not accept aid from any country with conditions or that donors will interfere in its domestic policies. (Photo: Alan Peter Cayetano/ Facebook)

MANILA—Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Friday said the Philippines has an independent foreign policy thus, it will not accept aid from any country with conditions or that donors will interfere in its domestic policies.

The DFA chief stressed this following the country’s rejection of aid from the European Union (EU), which earlier committed to doubling development assistance to the Philippines to 300 million euros (roughly Php16.36 billion) until 2020.

“We’re just telling them very respectfully: we believe in our independence, we know our problems better than you, you are welcome here, let’s do business; but we will not accept aid if there are conditions or you will interfere,” Cayetano told reporters.

“But if the aid will help us or you will help us with our present problems and we can agree on a framework, that can be a different matter,” he added.

Cayetano said countries in the EU believed in the legalization of drugs and possession of drugs for personal use.

“So aanhin mo yung napakalaking pera kung magiging addict naman ang mga tao? (So what will you do with large sum of money when people become addicted to drugs?),” he asked.

Cayetano cited China and Japan as examples, which are helping the Philippines a “lot but without condition.”

“So the ball actually is now in the hands of the EU. For the EU to tell us now: one, there’s no strings attached, this is humanitarian help. Number two, that we will not interfere in your internal affairs,” he further said.

Cayetano also hoped that EU would express its support to the administration’s law and order campaign.

 

  • Jamar Cruz

    irespeto na lang natin si Sec Alan pagka tiwalaan natin sya dahil sya ang mas nakakaalam kung ano ang makakabuti para sa ating bansa

  • Kevin Burgos

    kahit naman na walang tulong galing sakanila wala naman problema,tiwala naman akong hindi tayo papabayaan ng ating mga leader.

  • arvin arabaca

    kung ano ang makakabuti sa ating bansa suportado namin yun Sec Cayetano,andito lang kami sa likod mo.

  • Nestor Alcazar

    mataas talaga ang tingin ko dito ky sec alan dahil alam nya kung ano ang makakabuti para sa atin.

  • alexis

    kayang kaya na natin mamuhay na ala na yan

  • lea castro

    pagka tiwalaan lang natin si Sec Cayetano dahil hindi naman sila mag dedisisyon na ikakapahamak ng ating bansa

  • kims-arjhay

    sangayon kami dyan sa desisyon mo Sec. Cayetano para sa ikaka buti ng lahat

  • cathy perez

    alam naman ni sec cayetano ang ginagawa nya kaya suportahan na lang natin ito

  • ohjn

    alam nman natin ang desisyon nya lagi ay kung ano ang nararapat para saatin

  • anton sayson

    alam ko naman na para sa nakakarami ang ginagawa nyo sec alan kaya buo ang tiwala namin sayo.

  • warge cruz

    malaki kasi ang tiwala ni sec alan sa ating bansa na kahit wala ang tulong nila mabubuhay tayo.

  • cashio

    nirerespeto namin desisyon nyo tama yan hindi na natin ang tulong nila

  • anarose velga

    kitang kita naman kung gaano ka desidido si sec alan na mapabuti ang ating bansa

  • meann

    tiwala lang tayo sa desisyon nila para din nman saatin ito

  • bebemiles

    Hindi nman talga kailangan yan na tulong galing sa kanila tama yan si Sec. Alan para nman lahat tayo matuto ng tumayo saating mga paa.

  • Bryan Alego

    i agree,dahil ang iba kasing tumutulong humihingi ng kapalit ang iba gusto ng pakialaman ang ating bansa.

  • michelle

    hindi nman kayo maka sabi kung ano ang dpat gawin dito saaming bansa. hindi na namin kailangan ang tulong nyo.

  • CHARD

    respetuhin na lang natin ang anumang desisyon nila tutal sila ang nakaka alam kung ano ang tama o mali eh

  • bert arispe

    tama yan kailangan nman natin na tumindig sa sarili nating mga paa.

  • boknoy

    sangayon kami dyan para nman walang magmalaki na sila ang naka tulong saatin.

  • mercy

    kung madidiin lang tayo sa utang na loob abay wag na lang

  • danny

    okay yan dahil hindi naman gusto ni PRRD o nakiusap siya na humingi ng tulong sa kanila

  • deejay

    kahit ako gagawin ko rin yan na ginawa ni sec cayetano dahil dyan tayo nabaon sa utang kung matatandaan nyo sa mga previous admin na nagdaan naging sunod sunuran sila .

  • mac mac

    dyan sila magaling mapanlinlang gamit ang salitang tulong yan sa atin tapos kinalaunan gigipitin tayo nila