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07:25  16 may  2019
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Canada will accept garbage containers wrongly sent to Philippines, says Manila

Canada will accept garbage containers wrongly sent to Philippines, says Manila Canada has agreed to take back 69 containers of garbage that were wrongly sent to the Philippines and will pay for their transport, Manila said on Tuesday, potentially ending a protracted diplomatic dispute. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte last month berated Canada over the waste, which was shipped over from 2013 and 2014 in what Ottawa said was a commercial deal. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to "go to war" with Canada if the country doesn't take back tons of trash a Canada -based company had shipped to Manila several years ago.

In response to Duterte's remarks, Canada says it has already been working to resolve the trash dispute, adding that it has changed its regulations As for Duterte's threat of starting a war over the trash , Canadian Ambassador to the Philippines John Holmes was quoted by ABS-CBN saying , "I

Philippines says envoy recalled over Canada trash row© JAY DIRECTO The festering diplomatic row is over tonnes of rubbish shipped to the Philippines from Canada in 2013 and 2014

The Philippines has recalled its ambassador to Canada, Manila's foreign minister said Thursday, in an escalation of a festering diplomatic row over tonnes of trash shipped to the Southeast Asian nation.

Ties have been deteriorating since a Canadian company sent around 100 shipping containers that included rotting rubbish wrongly labelled as recyclables to Philippine ports in 2013 and 2014.

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Rodrigo Duterte ramps up rhetoric in row over containers languishing in Philippine ports. In a statement on Wednesday, the Canadian embassy in Manila said Canada was “strongly committed to collaborating with the government of the Philippines to resolve this issue.”

The president of the Philippines says if Canada doesn't take back tonnes of trash within the next week he will "declare war" and ship the containers back himself. WATCH ABOVE: 'We will declare war' against Canada over dumped garbage, says Duterte.

Manila set a May 15 deadline for Canada to take the rotting trash back, after President Rodrigo Duterte berated Ottawa over the issue last month.

Canada has since said it is working to arrange for the containers' return, but has not said when exactly that might happen.

Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin said letters recalling the ambassador and consuls to Canada have been sent and the diplomats would be in Manila "in a day or so".

"Canada missed the May 15 deadline. And we shall maintain a diminished diplomatic presence in Canada until its garbage is ship-bound there," Locsin wrote on Twitter.

Canada's foreign ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The garbage has strained ties between the two nations, which were already tested after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's questioned Duterte's deadly drug crackdown.

Driver who struck, killed Rumpke trash collector sentenced to 4 years

Driver who struck, killed Rumpke trash collector sentenced to 4 years A driver who struck and killed a Rumpke trash collector has been sentenced to four years in prison. Brian Jankovich, 41, was sentenced on a charges of aggravated vehicular homicide in connection to the July 30, 2018 death of David Evans. The State Highway Patrol has said that the 52-year-old Evans was collecting trash in Middletown and was at the back of the Rumpke truck when Jankovich's pickup hit him, pinning him between the vehicles. Evans was pronounced dead at a hospital. An initial investigation indicated that the Rumpke truck had all safety lights active and working at the time of the accident, officials said.

The Canada – Philippines waste dispute is an ongoing international row over mislabeled Canadian garbage shipped to Manila by a recycling company.

MANILA, Philippines – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered nothing but a "legislative solution" to the In a press briefing, Trudeau said that he has been made aware of the situation, and he Canada 's Trudeau offers legislative solution to trash row . I hope that this problem will be solved

Duterte bristles at any international criticism of his signature policy, which has seen police kill thousands of alleged addicts and pushers since 2016.

Last year Duterte cancelled the Philippine military's $235 million contract to buy 16 military helicopters from a Canada-based manufacturer after Ottawa put the deal under review because of the president's human rights record.

During a speech in April, Duterte threatened to unilaterally ship the garbage back to Canada, saying "let's fight Canada. I will declare war against them."

Duterte frequently uses coarse language and hyperbole in speeches about opponents.

Following the comments, Canada offered to repatriate the waste and the Philippines said Ottawa would shoulder the expense of disposal.

Manila's Bureau of Customs said last week the Philippines was ready to send back the waste but Canada needed several more weeks to prepare documentation.

Some 69 shipping containers of trash remain after 34 others have already been disposed of in the Philippines, the finance ministry said.

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