By Genalyn Kabiling
Canada has tapped a shipping company to get back the garbage dumped in the country “sooner than later,” Malacañang announced Tuesday.
“The DFA issued a statement that the Canadian government has already directed a shipping company to get the trash back. According to them, it will be sooner than later,” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a press conference in Malacañang.
Panelo, however, said no date was specified on the actual retrieval of 69 container vans of toxic Canadian garbage out of the country.
Malacañang has threatened to sever the country’s diplomatic relations with Canada if it fails to take back the tons of garbage it dumped in the country years ago.
The Philippine government has recalled its top envoys in Canada to persuade Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to hasten the retrieval of the shipping containers filled with trash.
“That order of the recall is to persuade them to make it fast. The more they delay, the more personnel will be coming back,” Panelo said.