Philippines & # 39; Duterte gives Canada a week to take back garbage or & # 39; we declare war & # 39;

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Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte reportedly threatened Tuesday with a "declaration of war" against Canada on Tuesday, when the country is unable to remove tons of garbage that had previously been shipped to Manila.

Duterte said in press releases and reports from the Canadian press that he "might give a warning to Canada next week that they'll pull it out better, or I'll set sail."

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"I'll declare war on them, I'll tell Canada that your trash is on its way, prepare a big reception, eat it if you want," he said. "Your garbage is coming home."

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Environmental activists protest the tons of garbage Canada shipped to the Philippines in 2015 in front of the Canadian embassy in Makati.

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The garbage is allegedly made from electronic and household waste.

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Between 2013 and 2014, Canada delivered tons of garbage in 103 containers to the Philippines and in recent years has pushed Southeast Asian land for disposal.

When visiting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in 2015, Canadian Prime Minister said that a "Canadian solution" was being developed and said the situation would not recur, according to the news agency.

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