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Duterte bans gov’t trips to Canada

Duterte bans gov’t trips to Canada By Azer Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Malacañang on Sunday confirmed that President Rodrigo Duterte has prohibited government officials from traveling to Canada following the delay in the North American country’s commitment to retrieve the 69 containers of trash it dumped in the Philippines in 2013. Presidential Spokesperson … Continue reading

Palace rejects Canada’s offer to ship out trash by end of June; Canada to complete removal of exported trash by end June
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Palace rejects Canada’s offer to ship out trash by end of June; Canada to complete removal of exported trash by end June

Palace rejects Canada’s offer to ship out trash by end of June By Azer Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Malacañang on Thursday rejected the offer of the Canadian government to ship out the trash it sent to the Philippines in 2013 by the end of June. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said President Rodrigo Duterte … Continue reading

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Recall of envoys reminder Philippines is not a dumping site: Legarda; ‘Right thing to do’, says Lacson

Recall of envoys reminder PH is not a dumping site: Legarda By Filane Mikee Cervantes MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Senator Loren Legarda on Friday said the government’s strong resolve to send back tons of garbage to Canada is a reminder that the Philippines is not a dumping site of other countries’ waste. Legarda, chair … Continue reading

President Duterte ‘s war vs. Canada remarks just figure of speech: DND
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President Duterte ‘s war vs. Canada remarks just figure of speech: DND

PRRD ‘s war vs. Canada remarks just figure of speech: DND By Priam Nepomuceno MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — President Rodrigo Duterte’s remarks that he will declare war with Canada over the garbage shipment issue is merely a figure of speech, defense officials said. “Figure of speech lang ‘yan (That is just a figure of … Continue reading

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Canada commits to take back trash, resolve issue with Philippines; Pimentel backs Duterte’s call for Canada to take back its trash

Canada commits to take back trash, resolve issue with PH By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Canadian Embassy in Manila on Wednesday reiterated Ottawa’s commitment to resolve the issue of garbage shipped to the Philippines in 2013 following a warning from President Rodrigo Duterte. “Our Prime Minister (Justin Trudeau) committed … Continue reading