Filipino President Duterte Loses Patience – Is Hiring Company to Haul 69 Containers of Trash Back to Canada
The Philippines recalled their diplomats and embassy staff this week after Canada missed a deadline to remove their mountain of trash from the Philippines.
President Rodrigo Duterte has recalled his country’s ambassador to Canada after Ottawa failed to take back tons of rubbish it had dumped in the Philippines https://t.co/zQdSlUbRnQ
— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 16, 2019
President Duterte promised to ship the trash back to Canada and dump a pile at the Canadian embassy in Manila.
A Canadian company shipped tons of trash to the Philippines in 2014 saying it was recyclable plastic.
But the containers were filled with a mountain of trash.
But Duterte and the Philippines are tired of holding on to the Canadian trash.
At midnight last night, letters for the recall of our ambassador and consuls to Canada went out. They are expected here in a day or so. Canada missed the May 15 deadline. And we shall maintain a diminished diplomatic presence in Canada until its garbage is ship bound there.
— Teddy Locsin Jr. (@teddyboylocsin) May 15, 2019
Filipino President Duterte is hiring a shipping company to haul 69 containers of trash back to Canada.
Duterte has ordered the company to leave the containers within its territorial waters if the Canadian government refuses to accept the trash onshore.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered his officials to hire a private shipping company to send 69 containers of garbage back to Canada and leave them within its territorial waters if the Canadian government refuses to accept the trash onshore. https://t.co/zIw2fqAHGE
— CBC News Alerts (@CBCAlerts) May 22, 2019
Hat tip Jez