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By Prince Golez

Malacanang on Thursday released a copy of memorandum removing the travel ban on government officials to Canada.

“This refers to this Office’s Memorandum, dated 20 May 2019, directing all department secretaries and heads of agencies, GOCCs and GFIs to refrain from issuing travel authorities for official trips to Canada, and to reduce official interaction with representatives of the Canadian Government,” said Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea.

In signing the memorandum last June 4, Medialdea announced the lifting of travel ban to Canada following the removal of the tons of garbage it shipped to Manila several years ago.

“In view of the Canadian Government’s retrieval and reshipment to Canada of the containers of garbage mentioned in the aforesaid directive, please be informed that such directive is hereby LIFETD, effective immediately,” said Medialdea.

In April, President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to declare war on Canada over the issue.

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