MetroVan Independent News May 2015

Mayweather shows pacquiao who's the boss Siddhartha’s Kitchen – an indian delight The statistics can't lie. Floyd Mayweather Jr. (48-0, 26 KOs) outshattled and outslugged the tentative Manny Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs). He calls his food organic and describes it as "feels good cuisine." He prefers to use organic vegetables which he selects with care. > SPORTS Page 24 May 2015 Vol. 1 No. 2 > Food PAge 15 METROVAN INDEPENDENT MEDIA President Aquino’s state visit to Canada set Various environmental groups in 63 countries supports EcoWaste demand for Canada to take back its garbage. Zero Waste Group Urges P-Noy to Take Up Cudgels against Garbage Dumping By Yul Baritugo in particular ASEAN (Association of SouthEast Asian Nations) countries. The ASEAN response has been correct but cautious, waiting for Canada to demonstrate convincingly that it is prepared to sustain its newfound interest in Asia, observes Hugh Stephens, senior fellow at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and the Canadian Defense and Foreign Affairs Institute, a Calgary-based research institute, in his report to the Globe and Mail. An environmental coalition for zero waste and a toxics-free society had appealed to President Benigno Aquino III to seek no less than the immediate return of 50 container vans of mixed garbage shipment from Canada when he meets Prime Minister Stephen Harper Thursday. President Aquino will depart for Canada for a state visit from May 7 to 9 that according to Prime Minister Harper’s official website “will provide an opportunity for both leaders to reaffirm close relationship between Canada and the Philippines based on strong people-to-people ties.” “We urge President Aquino to seek a just closure for the garbage dumping controversy that has remained unresolved almost two years since the first batch of the mixed trash shipment arrived in Manila in June 2013,” said Aileen Lucero, Coordinator of the EcoWaste Coalition. > NEWS page 3 > NEWS page 3 President Benigno S. Aquino III converses with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper during the latter's State Visit to the Republic of the Philippines last November 10, 2012. Photo by Jay Morales / Malacañang Photo Bureau. By Emmy Buccat and Yul Baritugo Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino’s state visit to Canada is all set from May 7 to 9, 2015 at the invitation of Canadian Governor General David Johnston. This is the first State Visit of a Philippine President to Canada after 18 years since former President Fidel V. Ramos visited in 1997. After stopping in Ottawa, he will visit Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver, all cities with sizeable Philippine communities Connect with us: @MetroVanNews including a short stop to Chicago to meet members of the Philippine-American community there. President Aquino will meet the Filipino community in B.C. on Saturday, May 9th 2015 in an exclusive gathering at the Vancouver Convention Center. This year the Philippines chair the annual APEC process and will play host to the APEC summit in Manila in November. Canada, also an APEC member, has been working hard to re-establish its credibility as a worthwhile interlocutor for APEC, and