MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – For many years, dozens of containers of trash and toxic waste shipped from Canada have been sitting idle in the Port of Manila. The shipment was supposed to contain recyclable plastic.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has had it, so he threatened to declare war on Canada if the trash aren’t shipped back ASAP.
Canada has made an offer to the Philippines to repatriate six dozen shipping containers full of rotting garbage that were erroneously shipped there six years ago, the federal environment minister said recently.
If the offer is accepted, the trash would return to Canada through the port of Vancouver before disposal.
The previous Aquino administration used channels at the United Nations to resolve its international conflict with China. Didn’t work.
Duterte used bluff diplomacy to put an end to a long-standing issue with Canada, and it worked!