Philippine envoys back to Canada

FOREIGN Secretary Teodoro Locsin yesterday directed the Philippine diplomats to Canada to return to their respective posts.

Locsin made the order after the 69 container vans of garbage Canada exported to the Philippines were loaded on M/V Bavaria to be returned to its place of origin.

On May 16, Locsin recalled the Philippine ambassador and consuls general to Canada when Ottawa failed to comply with the May 15 deadline to repatriate the tons of garbage it exported to Manila in 2013 and 2014.

“To our recalled posts, get your flights back. Thanks and sorry for the trouble you went through to drive home a point,” Locsin tweeted.

Philippine Ambassador to Canada Petronila Garcia returned to the Philippines on May 17.

The Philippines has consulates general in Calgary, Vancouver, and Toronto.