BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – The President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has threatened to “go to war” with Canada if they do not take back tons of trash a Canadian company shipped to Manila several years ago.
“I’ll give a warning to Canada maybe next week that they better pull that (trash) out,” he said Tuesday, according to CNN Philippines. “We’ll declare war against them, we can handle them anyway.”
According to CNN Philippines, 103 containers holding 2,450 tons of trash were shipped to the Philippines in 2013 and 2014.
The containers were labeled as plastics for recycling, but inspectors in Philippines found the garbage was not recyclable.
“I cannot understand why they are making us a dump site” said Duterte, who warned that he would sail to Canada and dump the trash there himself, adding: “The garbage is coming home.”
Duterte has made several threats in the past, including a stern demand to China about an island in the South China Sea.