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The National Bureau of Investigation says the officials violated the anti-graft law and the law prohibiting the importation of hazardous wastes
A cargo vessel loaded with about 69 containers of rubbish docked in a port on the outskirts of Vancouver, says an Agence France-Presse reporter at the scene
The diplomatic row caused by the presence of 69 container vans of garbage from Canada in the Philippines appears to be at an end
(3rd UPDATE) 'Baaaaaaaaa bye, as we say it,' Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr writes on Twitter as the garbage-loaded MV Bavaria set sail for Canada early Friday morning, May 31
Authorities are expecting that the transfer of the 69 container vans to MV Bavaria will be completed by Friday morning, May 31
(UPDATED) Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr praises President Rodrigo Duterte 'for pushing the right button' and Canada 'for fully cooperating to get it done as he wanted'
Malacañang orders heads of government agencies 'to reduce official interaction with representatives of the Canadian government'
'The removal will be complete by the end of June, as the waste must be safely treated to meet Canadian safety and health requirements,' says the Canadian government
An 'outraged' Philippine President orders that a private shipping company dump the trash within Canada's territorial waters if Canada refuses to accept the garbage
Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority Chairperson and Administrator Wilma Eisma says the cargo forwarder that will transport the containers back to Canada is still evaluating the containers
Canada only manages to book a handler that will ship back the garbage on May 19, or 4 days after the May 15 deadline
(3rd UPDATE) The Philippines will 'maintain a diminished diplomatic presence' in Canada until its garbage is removed from the Philippines, says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte gives Canada until May 15 to start transporting the illegally-shipped garbage out of the Philippines
Some say, 'shame on us,' others call the Philippine president a ‘boor'
Reelectionist senator Koko Pimentel says that President Duterte's threat of war against Canada is just ‘exaggeration’
(UPDATED) The Canadian embassy says their country 'is aware of the court decision ordering the importer to ship the material back to Canada'
The Philippine President advises Canada to 'prepare a grand reception' for their tons of trash
Environment Undersecretary Benny Antiporda says there is 'no need to worry' and he will see to it that the garbage is shipped back to South Korea
The Office of the Ombudsman also says it found probable cause to file graft charges against Environment Undersecretary Juan Miguel Cuna for 'gross inexcusable negligence' over the controversial shipment
103 container vans of trash from Canada were illegally shipped by an Ontario-based company to Manila from 2013 to 2015. They remain on Philippine ports.
'PM Trudeau, clean as you go. Take your garbage with you!' says a critic ahead of the ASEAN Summit, which Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will attend
BAN Toxics also calls on the president elect to sign treaties that will prevent a recurrence of the controversial Canada garbage issue
Green group EcoWaste Coalition says only the 3 candidates responded to their 9 point questionnaire on wastes and toxics
Petitioners also ask for the Canadian government to pay back the Philippines for all costs incurred due to the stranded illegal garbage from Canada
During a Senate hearing senators tell government agencies that the reshipment of the illegal garbage from Canada is the only acceptable option
The Canada garbage controversy brings back memories of a similar situation with Japan in 1999 Japan took back its garbage Will Canada do the same?
Did the Philippine government bow to pressure from Canada? We are primarily pushing for our own national interests first says the DFA spokesman
The Canadian exporter of the second batch of Canada garbage is also the exporter of the first 55 container vans yet no charges have been filed against him
But the letter leaves out a call for Canada to ship back the 103 container vans of misdeclared trash – a call fiercely championed by environmentalists
Groups turn to an international body saying the Philippine government has been pressured by Canada not to put up a fuss
The Bureau of Customs is forced to look for other landfills after Tarlac stopped the dumping of container vans in the province
UPDATED At least 26 container vans of trash are already in a Tarlac landfill Local government officials stop further dumping pending a probe into the issue
Hauling of the 1 375 tons of waste is set to finish soon according to the Philippines Bureau of Customs and the landfill operator
By making the Philippines agree to bury garbage illegally shipped from Canada a powerful country is exploiting a weaker country – the very dynamic the Basel Convention was designed to stop
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The Bureau of Customs discovers 48 more container vans of plastic scraps stranded at the Manila port sent by a company based in Ontario Canada
Environmentalists call President Benigno Aquino III spineless for not pursuing the Canada trash issue with his counterpart Prime Minister Stephen Harper
UPDATED President Benigno Aquino III s state visit to Canada is a chance for him to bring up illegally shipped garbage that has been stranded in Manila ports for two years
An environment group suspects government agencies are backing down on the issue because of President Aquino s planned state visit to Canada later this year
Fifty container vans of garbage from Canada have been sitting on Manila s ports – costing PH millions in storage fees and posing health risks to citizens – yet Ottawa says it can t demand its citizen to recall them
The senator files a resolution to look into garbage exported by developed countries to the Philippines
The health department needs to disinfect 18 container vans at the expense of the government