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Manila Bulletin – Senate to probe dumping of Canada’s waste in the country

By Mario Casayuran, Ellalyn De Vera, Chito Chavez | Manila Bulletin

ManilaBulletinOnlineYesterday, Sen. Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. filed Senate Resolution 1449 “to institute more stringent measures to protect public health and the environment from toxic and hazardous materials as well as ensure environmentally sound waste management.”

Marcos, chair of the Senate local government committee and concurrent member of the Senate environment and natural resources committee said, “it is crucial to scrutinize the policy of the government in allowing the foreign-sourced trash into local landfills in order to assess and enhance viable mechanisms to protect our people from the health perils brought about by the gargantuan rubbish literally thrown into our backyard at the expense of our people.”

“We have to ask (in the Senate probe) whether it is already the policy of the government to import garbage. If it’s not a policy, how did the trash from Canada find its way to the Philippines?” Marcos said. Read More…

Letter of Condolence to Neal Cruz’s Children

Bongbong Marcos Neal Cruz

To Doris, Dennis, Dinna, and other members of the family, deep condolences on the demise of Neal.

You lost a loving, caring and wise parent. All of us Filipinos lost a leading contributor–as a journalist–to building a nation whose people and leaders should respect and cherish facts, the truth, the Constitution and our Republic.

I will miss his column.

My family and I are praying for his eternal bliss.

The Manila Times – Probe dumping of trash from Canada – Marcos

By Jefferson Antiporda | The Manila Times

The-Manila-Times-NetPuzzled by the government’s unclear policy on foreign trash being dumped on Philippine soil, Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Friday filed a resolution asking the proper Senate committee to investigate the matter and come up with stringent measures to protect public health and the environment against imported garbage.

In filing Senate Resolution (SR) 1449, Marcos cited the need to scrutinize the policy of the government in allowing foreign solid waste into local landfills to ensure the safety of the public against toxic and hazardous materials entering the country.
The chairman of the Senate Committee on Local Government particularly pointed to the dumping of 26 container vans of the Canadian garbage in a private landfill in Capas, Tarlac, operated by the private firm Metro Clark Waste Management Corp.

“We have to ask [in the Senate probe] whether it is already the policy of the government to import garbage. If it’s not a policy, how did the trash from Canada find its way to the Philippines?” asked Marcos, also a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources. Read More…

CNN Philippines – Marcos seeks Senate probe on Canadian waste

CNN Philippines

CNN-PhilippinesSen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has filed a resolution urging the Senate to launch a thorough investigation of the Canadian waste dumped on Philippine soil.

The senator, who is chair of the Senate Committee on Local Government and a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, is concerned how the foreign garbage ended up in the country.

“It is crucial to scrutinize the policy of the government in allowing the foreign-sourced trash into local landfills in order to assess and enhance viable mechanisms to protect our people from the health perils brought about by the gargantuan rubbish literally thrown into our backyard at the expense of our people,” said Marcos. Read More…

Ambush interview at House of Representative

Reporter: When are you go coming out with it?

Sen. Bongbong: Probably next week with the re-cap.

Reporter: Sir you are expecting… since the president is pushing for the BBL, do you expect any… parang mga adverse sparks doon sa SONA?

Sen. Bongbong: Well, I’ll be surprised because the problems of the BBL did not come from congress. The problems of the BBL, whatever they may be, the delays that the BBL suffered were the delays that was not congress that cause those delays. So whatever you might say, delaying or that it was not properly attended to, we certainly do not feel alluded to because we have not stop working at congress for close to a year now. Read More…

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