Philippines-Canada relations - updates

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Canada takes garbage back from Philippines, ending long dispute

Jun 29, 2019 - 11:37 PM

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

DUMPED TRASH. Philippine environment officials open one of the container vans containing garbage shipped illegally from Canada. File photo courtesy of Ban Toxics

Philippines lifts restrictions on official trips to Canada

Jun 06, 2019 - 1:20 PM

The diplomatic row caused by the presence of 69 container vans of garbage from Canada in the Philippines appears to be at an end

Environment activists belonging to the waste and pollution watch group Ecowaste Coalition staged a die-in protest in Makati on May 21, 2019, calling on the Canadian government to comply with the Basel convention. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Canada's trash finally leaves Philippines

May 31, 2019 - 9:08 AM

(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

The MV Bavaria, the container vessel hired to ship back the 69 container vans loaded with trash from Canada, sails as Greenpeace activists display a banner that reads "Philippines is not a dumpsite" during a protest against waste trade in Subic Bay International Terminal Corp. in Olongapo City, Zambales province, Philippines. Photo from Greenpeace

Locsin says 'departure' of Canada garbage on May 30

May 28, 2019 - 2:33 PM

(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'

GARBAGE ROW. The EcoWaste Coalition stages a protest on April 29, 2019, calling on Canada to take back its garbage dumped in the Philippines. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Philippines bans gov't trips to Canada amid trash row

May 26, 2019 - 11:47 AM

Malacañang orders heads of government agencies 'to reduce official interaction with representatives of the Canadian government'

NOT A DUMPSITE. Environment activists belonging to the waste and pollution watch group Ecowaste Coalition stage a protest near the Canada embassy. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Duterte orders return of trash to Canada

May 22, 2019 - 4:43 PM

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

Environment activists belonging to the waste and pollution watch group Ecowaste Coalition staged a die-in protest in Makati on May 21, 2019, calling on the Canadian government to comply with the Basel convention. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

67 container vans of Canada garbage remain in Subic port

May 21, 2019 - 10:22 PM

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

No new date for garbage shipment after Canada misses deadline

May 21, 2019 - 7:29 PM

Canada only manages to book a handler that will ship back the garbage on May 19, or 4 days after the May 15 deadline

The EcoWaste Coalition hold a protest action to push for the long delayed re-export of Canadian garbage in Philippines to its origin following of President Rodrigo Duterte ultimatum held at near Canadian Embassy in Makati on 29 April 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Philippines recalls envoys after Canada misses deadline for garbage shipment

May 16, 2019 - 8:52 AM

(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

The EcoWaste Coalition hold a protest action to push for the long delayed re-export of Canadian garbage in Philippines to its origin following of President Rodrigo Duterte ultimatum held at near Canadian Embassy in Makati on 29 April 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Canada to pay for shipping out 69 container vans of trash – Malacañang

May 07, 2019 - 9:05 AM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte gives Canada until May 15 to start transporting the illegally-shipped garbage out of the Philippines

The EcoWaste Coalition hold a protest action to push for the long delayed re-export of Canadian garbage in Philippines to its origin following of President Rodrigo Duterte ultimatum held at near Canadian Embassy in Makati on 29 April 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Duterte’s trash threat embarrasses, infuriates Canadians

Apr 25, 2019 - 1:49 PM

Some say, 'shame on us,' others call the Philippine president a ‘boor'

DUMPED IN PH. Environment officials open one of almost 100 container vans of garbage shipped illegally from Canada in 2013. File photo courtesy of BAN Toxics

Canada vows to resolve garbage row after Duterte threat

Apr 24, 2019 - 1:45 PM

(UPDATED) The Canadian embassy says their country 'is aware of the court decision ordering the importer to ship the material back to Canada'

DUMPED IN THE PHILIPPINES. Environment officials open one of almost 100 container vans of garbage shipped illegally from Canada. Photo courtesy of BAN Toxics

Canadian coffee and donuts giant Tim Hortons coming to PH

Jul 29, 2016 - 5:15 PM

Restaurant Brands International Incorporated the firm behind Tim Hortons as well as Burger King announces a joint venture with local investors to bring the chain to the country

COFFEE AND BURGERS. A shopping plaza sign features both a Burger King and a Tim Hortons restaurant in Toronto, Canada, 26 August 2014. File Photo Warren Toda/EPA

Duterte urges Aquino gov't to protest Canadian trash in PH

Jul 22, 2015 - 12:22 PM

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte says the country being made into a dumpsite derogates our national dignity

Canada trash in Manila port now at 98 container vans

May 22, 2015 - 10:30 AM

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

NOT A DUMPSITE. On May 4, 2015, Environmentalists tell President Benigno Aquino III to remind Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper that container vans of garbage from Canada are still stranded in Philippine ports. Photo by Gigie Cruz/BAN Toxics

Aquino a ‘total let down’ in Canada – green groups

May 12, 2015 - 2:48 PM

Environmentalists call President Benigno Aquino III spineless for not pursuing the Canada trash issue with his counterpart Prime Minister Stephen Harper

NOT A DUMPSITE. On May 4, 2015, Environmentalists tell President Benigno Aquino III to remind Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper that container vans of garbage from Canada are still stranded in Philippine ports. Photo by Gigie Cruz/BAN Toxics

Aquino thanks Canada for 'believing in PH'

May 08, 2015 - 4:03 PM

A primary intention of my visit is to express my nation’s gratitude for Canada’s enduring support President Benigno Aquino III says at a state dinner hosted by the Governor General of Canada

STATE VISIT. President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his remarks at the welcome ceremony at the Rideau Hall grounds in Ottawa shortly after upon his arrival for a state visit. Photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Aquino off to US, Canada for stronger ties, investments

May 06, 2015 - 11:48 AM

From Chicago President Benigno Aquino III will conduct a state visit to Canada – the first by a Philippine president since 1997

FOREIGN TRIP. President Benigno Aquino III embarks on a trip to the United States and Canada on May 6, 2015. Photo by Lando Mailo/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Groups to Aquino: Remind Canada about illegal trash

May 04, 2015 - 2:21 PM

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

NOT A DUMPSITE. Environmentalists tell President Benigno Aquino III to remind Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper that container vans of garbage from Canada are still stranded in Philippine ports. Photo by Gigie Cruz/BAN Toxics

Aquino to visit Canada, US in May

Apr 24, 2015 - 6:48 PM

President Benigno Aquino III s state visit to Canada will be the first by a Philippine president in 18 years

CANADIAN VISIT. President Benigno S. Aquino III is set to visit Canada in the first state visit of a Philippine President to the nation since 1997. File Photo by: Lauro Montellano Jr. / Malacañang Photo Bureau

Illegal Canadian garbage not toxic after all – DENR

Mar 26, 2015 - 6:46 PM

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

SAFE OR NOT SAFE? The 50 container vans of smuggled garbage from Canada pose health and environmental risks, say green groups. Photo from Change.org

Canada wants its illegal garbage 'processed' in PH

Oct 13, 2014 - 2:35 PM

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