Containers of garbage from Canada are being fumigated in Subic before being shipped to the North American country.
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Trash to be shipped back to Canada after fumigation
Patricia Lourdes Viray (Philstar.com) - May 27, 2019 - 3:20pm

MANILA, Philippines — All of the 69 remaining containers of garbage from Canada have arrived in Subic for fumigation before being shipped back to its place of origin.

On Sunday, Foreign Affairs Secretary Foreign Teodoro Locsin Jr. posted photos of the containers arriving in Subic.

The Canadian government later on announced that it has awarded a contract to a private company to take back the garbage from the Philippines.

Trash to be loaded on ship after fumigation

In a separate tweet on Saturday, Locsin said the 69 containers of garbage will be loaded to the ship contracted by Canada after being fumigated.

The photos uploaded by Locsin only showed the container vans, which were closed and did not show its contents.

According to DFA Assistant Secretary Emmanuel Fernandez, the containers were closed and will remain closed until they are shipped. The fumigation was done through holes in the conyainer vans.

The DFA chief also noted that Canadians are overseeing the process.

Hundreds of containers of waste have been illegally shipped to the Philippines between 2013 and 2014.

Locsin earlier ordered the recall of the Philippine ambassador and consuls to Canada after the North American country missed its deadline of taking back the containers of trash from the country.

The DFA chief said the country's diplomats are on indefinite recall until the garbage row is resolved.

"As of now we have no diplomatic presence in Canada. The removal of the garbage takes precedence over anything else including the restoration of full diplomatic relations," Locsin said in a tweet Friday.

Following the recall of Philippine diplomats in Canada, President Rodrigo Duterte issued a memorandum banning government officials from travelling to the North American country.

The memorandum issued May 20 indicated that the move was to “emphasize even further the seriousness of our Government’s demands…in light of the continuing failure of the Canadian government to retrieve the containers of garbage unlawfully shipped to the Philippines.” 

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LATEST UPDATE: May 31, 2019 - 9:41am

A private Canadian company shipped more than 100 containers of household waste to Manila in 2013 and 2014 and have since stayed. (Bureau of Customs photo)

May 31, 2019 - 9:41am

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin Jr. tells pulled out envoys in Canada to return to their posts following the repatriation of the 69 containers of trash to the North American country.

"To our recalled posts, get your flights back. Thanks and sorry for the trouble you went through to drive home a point," Locsin says in a tweet.

 

 

May 31, 2019 - 8:07am

The ship M/V Bavaria leaves the Philippines to return to Canada the 69 containers of toxic waste after six years.

The ship tasked to transport the garbage arrived at the Subic Bay Freeport at 2:40 p.m. Thursday.

May 29, 2019 - 7:23pm

Trash from Canada will be shipped back on Thursday, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says in a statement to reporters.

Guevarra has been designated officer-in-charge in the absence of President Rodrigo Duterte, who is in Japan for an official visit.

"The cost of reshipment from Manila to Vancouver, estimated at P10 million, will be shouldered by the Canadian government. The container vans will be loaded on vessels owned by three shipping companies," he also says.

May 24, 2019 - 11:16am
Amid tensions over the Canada trash shipped in the Philippines, the EcoWaste Coalition raises its condemnation of the latest attempt to dump garbage into the country, this time mixed plastic waste from Hong Kong, China.
 
"We denounce this latest attempt to bring into the country over 25 tons of mixed plastic waste from Hong Kong amid our nation’s ongoing efforts to send back similar illegal waste shipments from Canada and South Korea," says EcoWaste Coalition National Coordinator Aileen Lucero.
 
EcoWaste joined officials of the Bureau of Customs last Wednesday in inspecting a one 40-foot container van containing 22 sling bags weighing 25,610 kilograms of mixed plastic waste instead of the declared “assorted electronic accessories,” the group says in a release today. 
 
The shipment that came from Hong Kong arrived at the Mindanao Container Terminal in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental on Jan. 2, 2019 on board SITC Fujian. The cargo was shipped by Hin Yuen Tech. Env. Limited and was consigned to Crowd Win Industrial Limited.
May 24, 2019 - 11:12am
Amid tensions over the Canada trash shipped in the Philippines, the EcoWaste Coalition raises its condemnation of the latest attempt to dump into the country, this time mixed plastic waste from Hong Kong, China.
 
"We denounce this latest attempt to bring into the country over 25 tons of mixed plastic waste from Hong Kong amid our nation’s ongoing efforts to send back similar illegal waste shipments from Canada and South Korea," says EcoWaste Coalition National Coordinator Aileen Lucero.
 
EcoWaste joined officials of the Bureau of Customs last Wednesday in inspecting a one 40-foot container van containing 22 sling bags weighing 25,610 kilograms of mixed plastic waste instead of the declared “assorted electronic accessories,” the group says in a release today. 
 
The shipment that came from Hong Kong arrived at the Mindanao Container Terminal in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental on Jan. 2, 2019 on board SITC Fujian. The cargo was shipped by Hin Yuen Tech. Env. Limited and was consigned to Crowd Win Industrial Limited.
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