- The tons of garbage dumped in the Philippines is now on its way back to Canada
- The ship carrying the trash left Subic on Friday morning
- Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin also welcomed the news about the trash
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The more than 1,000 tons of trash Canada illegally dumped in the Philippines in 2013 and 2014 are now being shipped back.
KAMI learned that MV Bavaria, the ship carrying the trash, already left the New Container Terminal in Subic on Friday Morning.
As reported by the GMA News (author Jun Veneracion), the ship carrying the 69 containers of garbage is expected to arrive at Vancouver after 21 days.
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In a report by Rappler (author Anna Mogato), Canada’s Environment Minister Catherin McKenna told the reporters how committed they are to working with the Philippines.
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro “Teddy” Locsin Jr. also welcomed the news through a social media post.
“Baaaaaaaaa bye, as we say it,” Locsin wrote.
Earlier, the Philippine government has set a May 15 deadline for Canada to get back their garbage. However, the Canadian government missed it and cited delays in securing a broker as the reason.
As previously reported KAMI, the Philippine government offered the officials to refrain from traveling to Canada amid the illegally shipped waste controversy. The order also tasked the officials to lessen their interactions with the Canadian government.
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