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An Update On The Issue Of Canadian Trash Shipment To The Philippines

UPDATE – Teddy Locsin Jr. ordered the representatives in Canada to go back to their designated posts after the return of the trash-filled containers to Canada.

Photo taken from Philippine Star

Based on a previous report, the trash filed container vans were already prepared and are about to be shipped back to Canada.

The foreign affairs secretary expressed his gratitude for the representatives and apologized for the inconvenience brought by the issue.

A series of Twitter posts were made by the secretary regarding the trash issue this past few days.

He stated in one of his Twitter posts:

“To our recalled posts, get your flights back. Thanks and sorry for the trouble you went through to drive home a point. Arrevederci! And thank you Canada CDA Mucci. I always end with a rhyme.”

All 69 trash-filled container vans were shipped back to Canada on board the ship M/V Bavaria. The reshipment was done six years after the issue surfaced.

The assigned vessel supposed to transport loads of garbage docked at the Subic Bay Freeport last Thursday by 2:40 pm.

The schedule for the shipment was set on Thursday. Menardo Guevarra – state’s Justice Secretary – revealed the information to the media.

The Justice Secretary was designated to act as officer-in-charge as President Duterte leaves for Japan to visit.

Guevarra also revealed the cost of the shipment in his statement:

“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.”

This is according to an article from Philstar.

Several actions were taken by the government to deal with the trash issue. The Canadian government also vowed to work with Philippines in resolving it.

That is all there is to it, at least for now. We’ll post updates as soon as we got them.

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