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Canada vows to resolve issue on toxic waste shipment

Canadian Ambassador to the Philippines Neil Reeder. FILE PHOTO

The Canadian Embassy said that it will resolve the importation of 50 container vans filled with toxic waste into the Philippines that came from Canada and intercepted by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) last February.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Canada matches its citizens’ donation

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper: Global leader in addressing impact of Typhoon Yolanda. AP PHOTO/IVAN SEKRETAREV

The Canadian government has announced an initial allocation of 50 million Canadian dollars (P2.046 billion) to support recovery programs across Eastern Visayas as part of a counterpart fund to match more than C$85 million (P3.5 billion) Canadians had raised through a public appeal shortly after Super Typhoon Yolanda.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Canada lauds Bangsamoro milestone ‘for lasting peace’

Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird, left to right, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and Minister of Justice Peter MacKay. AP FILE PHOTO

The historic signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) would pave the way for lasting peace and stability in Mindanao, the Canadian Embassy said Friday.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Green groups urge Canada to ‘re-export’ toxic waste


An online petition urges Canada to hasten the “re-exporation” of some 50 container vans of toxic garbage smuggled into the country last February.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH set to sign P23.7-billion worth of aircraft deals


The Philippines will sign P23.7-billion worth of aircraft deals next week amid the military’s efforts to attain a minimum credible defense.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Canadian-led group to present recommendations on Bangsamoro police

Canadian Ambassador to the Philippines Neil Reeder. FILE PHOTO

The Canadian-led Independent Commission on Policing (ICP) established to draw up a police system for the Bangsamoro juridical entity will present its recommendations after the expected signing of a comprehensive peace agreement between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), according to the Canadian ambassador in Manila.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Senator Santiago seeks probe of imported garbage

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago is seeking an inquiry into the importation of waste materials from Canada which were misdeclared as scrap plastic materials.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Customs chief sues importer, brokers of Canada garbage


“Philippines is not a dumpsite,” Customs Commissioner John Sevilla said Thursday after it filed with the Department of Justice a complaint against importer of 50 container vans containing tons of waste materials from Canada.

Posted: February 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Group slams shipment of toxic waste from Canada


Zero-waste advocates on Friday expressed disgust over an attempt to smuggle into the country some 50 container vans of toxic garbage mislabeled as recyclable plastics from Canada.

Posted: February 14th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH, Canada sign agreement on training of Filipino soldiers


The Philippines and Canada have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) allowing for the continued training of Filipino military personnel in Canada as part of a defense cooperation program.

Posted: February 7th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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