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BOC stumped on rotting smuggled garbage from Canada

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The Bureau of Customs has “no game plan” for the 50 container vans of garbage from Canada, which have remained unclaimed for more than a year now and decaying fast at the Manila International Container Port, posing health and environmental risks to Manila residents.

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

Eco groups slam plans to dispose of Canada wastes in Philippine soil

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This photo posted on the online petition on Change.org shows a container van full of hazardous waste that is being held by the Bureau of Custom in the Port of Manila. The petition urges the Canadian government to take back the shipment of 50 container vans full of waste. PHOTO/ CHANGE.ORG PETITION

Pick up your garbage, Canada. The Philippines is not your garbage bin.

Posted: October 9th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Rebecca Bustamante: The maid who made it

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She was born poor. But for Rebecca Bustamante, it was the beginning of a journey that was to be inspired by a promise she made to her late mother: To improve herself so that she can provide education and the life her siblings deserved.

Posted: September 23rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Canadian Islamist preacher deported from PH

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A Canadian Islamic preacher detained for being a security threat in the Philippines was flown back to Canada after agreeing to be deported, the immigration bureau said Sunday.

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

Canada grants ICRC P20M for aid efforts in Mindanao

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Government troops stand by the ruins at the site of a three-week intense fighting between government forces and Muslim rebels Sept. 28, 2013, in Zamboanga City.  AP FILE PHOTO

Filipinos affected by conflict in Mindanao received P20-million worth of aid from the government of Canada as part of their international development assistance efforts, the Canadian Embassy in the Philippines announced Thursday.

Posted: September 4th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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