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Canada commits to ‘promptly ship, dispose’ waste exported to PH

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora  May 17, 2019, 8:24 am MANILA — Canada on Thursday night vowed to work closely with the Philippines in coming up with a “swift resolution” so the waste it had exported to Manila could be promptly shipped. Canada issued the statement after the Philippine government recalled ranking Filipino envoys in Canada. “Canada...

Magnitude 6.1 quake causes road, infra damage in Pampanga
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Magnitude 6.1 quake causes road, infra damage in Pampanga

A magnitude of 6.1 earthquake jolted parts of Central Luzon on Monday afternoon, Apr 22 (PHT), sustaining infrastructure damages across its towns.

Intensity 5 -San Felipe, Zambales; Malolos and Obando, Bulacan; Quezon City; Lipa, Batangas; Manila City; Abucay, Bataan; Valenzuela City; Magalang, Pampanga

Intensity 4 - Pasig City; Makati City; Caloocan City; Meycauayan and San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan; Floridablanca, Pampanga; Villasis, Pangasinan; Villasis, Pangasinan; Baguio City; Marikina City; Las Pinas City

Intensity 3 - Lucban, Quezon; Muntinlupa City, Cabanatuan City; Palayan City; Gapan City; Santo Domingo and Talavera, Nueva Ecija

Intensity 2 - Baler, Aurora

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Sandbagging efforts in high gear in Quebec, New Brunswick flood zones

from THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL — More than 600 Canadian soldiers have fanned out across Quebec, filling and stacking sandbags as officials warn that flood waters are likely to keep rising this week due to warming temperatures that contribute to snowmelt and ice movement. Urgence Quebec said yesterday that five major floods were threatening thousands of Quebecers, that 1,280...

Magnitude 6.1 quake kills 5 in Pampanga, Philippines
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Magnitude 6.1 quake kills 5 in Pampanga, Philippines

By Marna Dagumboy Del Rosario CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga — Five persons were confirmed to have died in this province as a result of a powerful earthquake on Monday. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology traced the epicenter of the 6.1-magnitude temblor in Castillejos, Zambales. Based on the latest report from the Pampanga...