Pres. Duterte threatens to ship garbage back to Canada

Pres. Duterte threatens to ship garbage back to Canada

How may in big container vans do you think, Canada’s garbage was sent to the Philippines?
Answer: From 2013 to 2014 , under the Aquino administration, a total of 103 container vans from Canada reportedly arrived in batches at the port of Manila.
And since then, this has remained in the country despite calls from different sectors from the government and Non-governmental  orgnizations (NGO’s) to Canada to take responsibility for these garbage has fallen to deaf ears.

Pres. Duterte and Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau (photo credit to owner) 
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has renewed his call to Canada to pull out tons of garbage which was dumped in the Philippines from 2013 to 2014.
While in San Fernando , Pampanga assessing the damage by the recent earthquake, in a briefing he threatened to set sail to Canada and dump the garbage back there if they refused to resolve the issue.
“I want a boat prepared. I'll give a warning to Canada maybe next week that they better pull that thing out or I will set sail, doon sa Canada ibuhos ko 'yang basura nila doon (in Canda and dump the trash there),” Duterte said.
The president said he would no longer allow Canada to turn the Philippines into a “dumpsite” urging them Canadians to prepare “a grand reception” to welcome their trash back home.
“I cannot understand why they are making us a dumpsite, and that is not the only case on point. Papasunod-sunod 'yan na pinapadala yung basura sa atin (They keep sending their trash here). Well, not this time,” he said.
He also threatened to declare war against Canada over the garbage issue.
Awayin natin ang Canada (Let’s fight with Canada). We'll declare war against them, kaya man natin 'yan sila. Isaoli ko talaga. Tingnan mo (We can handle them. I’ll return the trash. Just wait and see),” Duterte said.
“Load the containers to a ship, and I will advise Canada that your garbage is on the way. Prepare a grand reception. Eat it if you want to,” he added.
The President also instructed the Bureau of Customs Commissioner Rey Guererro to prohibit Canada from sending in any more trash to the country.
Sabihin ko kay (I’ll tell) Jagger, send them back or do not allow them to drop anchor here. Just tell them go back to where you came from. I will not allow that kind of shit sa ating bayan (here in our country),” he added.
The garbage was initially declared to contain plastic scraps. However, it was found to have non-recyclables plastics, household wastes and used adult diapers.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in 2017, vowed to cooperate with the Philippine government in resolving the shipment of tons of garbage. However both governments need to settle who will pay for the shipment of the illegal trash in the country.

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Report from  PNA

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