MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The Philippines will not go to war with China over giant clams (illegally fished out by the Chinese from Scarborough Shoal in the West Philippine Sea), but is prepared to declare war on Canada over its trash shipment that’s been stinking for many years now in Manila.
President Rodrigo Duterte warned Canada that if it does not take back its containers of trash shipped to the Philippines under the guise of being recyclable plastic, he is prepared to load the trash on a boat and personally dump it back on Canadian soil.
Duterte knows how to pick his battles. The Philippines may not be a match to China in terms of military might, but as for Canada? “Kaya natin yan,” he declared, suggesting the Philippines can easily win a war against Canada.
Duterte’s statement could all be rubbish, but Canada can’t say it wasn’t warned!