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Garbage war: Manila recalls diplomats as Canada fails to reclaim truckloads of illegally dumped trash from Philippines

Garbage war: Manila recalls diplomats as Canada fails to reclaim truckloads of illegally dumped trash from Philippines

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Manila has recalled its diplomats from Canada after Ottawa failed to reclaim truckloads of garbage that was dumped in the Philippines years ago. The move came after President Rodrigo Duterte threatened war if nothing changed. Foreign secretary of the South Asian nation, Teodoro Locsin Jr, wrote on Twitter that until the North American state takes back its trash, the Philippines “shall maintain a diminished diplomatic presence in Canada.” A Canadian company illegally dumped more than 100 containers of trash in the Philippines between 2013 and 2014. The Canadian government took the responsibility of shipping the trash back, but failed to meet the deadline.
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