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Canada to take back rubbish sent to Philippines – BBC News

Canada says it will take back tonnes of waste shipped to the Philippines, causing a diplomatic stink. The federal environment minister’s announcement came shortly after Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the rubbish sent back. The Philippines has filed several diplomatic protests over the refuse that was shipped between 2013-14. A …

‘Ready the places where you’ll be buried’: Philippine priests say they are under threat – The Washington Post

MANILA — At least two bishops and three priests critical of the Philippine government have received death threats in the past month following President Rodrigo Duterte’s denunciations of church leaders, including a call for the killing of bishops. The threats, unprecedented in Asia’s largest Catholic country, underscore how Duterte’s insults against …

Philippine president renews attack on Catholic church

MANILA (Reuters) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday denounced bishops in the Catholic-majority country as “sons of bitches”, renewing his attacks on the church that has criticized him over his bloody war on drugs. Duterte, who launched his campaign against drugs when he took office in mid-2016, remains hugely popular …