Canada trash - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Canada trash


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

New suspect in Fr Nilo case, Canada trash, ASIMO | Evening wRap

Jun 29, 2018 - 9:06 PM

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Tropical storm Vinta, Ferry sinks in Quezon, Pimentel on Canada trash | Evening wRap

Dec 21, 2017 - 8:13 PM

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Pimentel calls for Senate probe into Canada trash

Dec 21, 2017 - 2:56 PM

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.

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

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Nov 19, 2017 - 12:52 PM

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Malacañang mum on Uson posting misquote of Trudeau

Nov 16, 2017 - 3:25 PM

'I think it is better left to the PCOO to address,' says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Margaux 'Mocha' Uson and Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque while on board the Philippine Airlines chartered flight prior to their departure for Vietnam on November 8, 2017. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

PH GDP Growth, Mocha on Trudeau, Duterte and Li | Midday wRap

Nov 16, 2017 - 12:33 PM

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Sotto: Justin Trudeau raised EJKs to ‘divert’ trash issue

Nov 16, 2017 - 12:13 PM

(2ND UPDATE) 'Imbes na mapag-usapan 'yung basura ng Canada na dinump sa atin, dinala niya 'yung usapan sa EJK na hindi pinag-uusapan ng superpowers like the United States, China, and even the EU because they feel that it's a local problem,' says Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III

Plus points on human rights, a miss on environment for Justin Trudeau

Nov 15, 2017 - 1:07 PM

(UPDATED) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is confronted by the issues of human rights, women empowerment, and his country's illegal shipment of trash to the Philippines at the 31st ASEAN Summit

MAN OF THE HOUR. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference at the International Media Center for the 31st ASEAN Summit on November 14. Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

Trudeau says ‘now theoretically possible to get back’ Canada trash in PH

Nov 14, 2017 - 2:14 PM

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says they are still ironing out certain details like who should bear the financial responsibility for taking back the trash, shipped to the Philippines by a Canadian company

GARBAGE PROBLEM. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference at the International Media Center for the 31st ASEAN Summit on November 14. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

4 hard truths about Justin Trudeau

Nov 13, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has impressed world leaders and swooning girls alike, but he has been hit for his views on climate change and using PR stunts to distract the public

THE RETURN. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives in the Philippines on November 12 for the 31st ASEAN Summit. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Ahead of ASEAN Summit, Trudeau hit for Canada garbage in PH

Nov 11, 2017 - 3:34 PM

'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

TRUDEAU. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is criticized by environmental groups over the export of Canada's garbage to the Philippines from 2013 to 2014. File photo by Lars Hagberg/AFP

Environmental group urges Duterte: Tell Justin Trudeau to get back trash

Nov 09, 2017 - 2:13 PM

'We are waiting on the President to make good on his campaign promise to hold Canada and Trudeau accountable for their trash,' says environmental group BAN Toxics, as both leaders attend the APEC Summit in Vietnam

CANADA TRASH. An environmental group renews its call for President Rodrigo Duterte to tell Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to bring back the trash that was illegally dumped in the Philippines in 2013. File photo from

PH gov’t to ship garbage back to Canada

Sep 06, 2016 - 9:34 PM

The justice department is set to file a motion for the execution of the June 30 order of Manila RTC Branch 1 Judge Tita Bughao Alisuag to ship back the wastes to Canada at the expense of the importer

BURDEN. The Philippine government continues to shoulder the costs of keeping 50 container vans of garbage from Canada in its ports. Photo from

Poe, Roxas, Santiago weigh in on controversial Canada trash

Apr 23, 2016 - 2:03 PM

Green group EcoWaste Coalition says only the 3 candidates responded to their 9 point questionnaire on wastes and toxics

Duterte on presidency, Poe’s SET case, Paris attacks | 6PM wRap

Nov 20, 2015 - 6:40 PM

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Duterte for president, Trudeau on trash, PH defense allies | 12PM wRap

Nov 20, 2015 - 1:52 PM

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Canada PM Trudeau on trash: We're working on laws for future

Nov 19, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Trudeau does not directly address questions on whether or not Canada will bring home trash illegally shipped to PH

FIXING LAWS. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press briefing where he is asked about container vans of trash a Canadian company illegally sent to the Philippines.

No 'trash' talk in PH-Canada meeting

Nov 18, 2015 - 7:31 PM

With no talks on the controversy the bilateral meeting focuses only on the strong Philippines Canada relations

Photo by Usec. Abigail Valte

BOC sues Filipino importer of second batch of Canada trash

Jul 30, 2015 - 1:10 PM

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

NOT A DUMPSITE. Activists call on Canada to take back the tons of waste stranded in the Philippines shipped by a Canadian exporter. Photo by Gigie Cruz/BAN Toxics

BOC, DENR ask DFA to file protest vs Canada over illegal trash

Jul 29, 2015 - 4:58 PM

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

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

Miriam to PH: Use int'l deal vs Canada garbage

May 17, 2015 - 6:23 PM

The senator urges the Philippine government to cite an international agreement to hold Canada accountable for the illegally exported trash since 2013