Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (Photo: Internet)

Philippines notifies US to end Visiting Forces Agreement

The Philippines has officially notified the US about the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the two countries, according to Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo.

Cargo at the Manila International Container Terminal in 2012 (Photo: Bloomberg)

Philippines benefits from global trade tensions

The Philippines has gained from the trade war between the US and China, according to a review of export data of the country in the first seven months of 2019 by Maybank Kim Eng analysts.

A landfill in Manila (Photo: AFP/VNA)

Philippines tough in garbage dispute with Canada

The Philippines on May 26 confirmed that it has banned all government trips to Canada, highlighting the Southeast Asian country’s diminished interaction with Canada in the face of a garbage issue.
Environmental activists demonstrate outside the Canadian Embassy in Manila on May 21 (Source: AFP/VNA)

Garbage issue worsens Philippines-Canada relations

Relations between the Philippines and Canada are getting tenser after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on May 22 ordered authorized agencies to hire a private shipping company to send 69 containers of garbage back to Canada and leave them within its territorial waters if the country refuses to accept the trash.
Filipino environmental activists wear a mock container vans filled with garbage to symbolize the 50 containers of waste that were shipped from Canada to the Philippines two years ago as they hold a protest outside the Canadian Embassy in the financial dis

Trash row puts Philippines-Canada diplomatic ties at risk

The Philippines will withdraw its top diplomats from Canada after Ottawa missed a deadline to take back 69 shipping containers full of trash, the latest move in a long-running row between the two countries regarding this issue.