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Lacson wants ‘facilitators’ of dumped garbage in PH thrown into sea

/ 08:57 AM May 17, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — It’s not enough that the Philippine envoys in Canada were recalled.

Senator Panfilo Lacson wants those who “facilitated” the entry of Canada’s garbage to the country, be thrown into the sea.

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Lacson made the suggestion over Twitter on Friday after Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said the Philippines has recalled its ambassador and consuls to Canada after Ottawa failed to meet the May 15 deadline on the recall of the toxic garbage from Canada.

READ: PH recalls ambassador to Canada over missed trash deadline

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“Hats off to Teddy Boy!” Lacson tweeted.

“National dignity is part and parcel of diplomacy. Allowing Canada to dump their toxic garbage here is submitting to their arrogance and misplaced superiority,” he added.

However, Lacson said it was “[n]ot enough though.”

“Let’s find out who facilitated so we can dump them at sea halfway to Canada,” Lacson added.

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On Thursday, the foreign affairs chief explained on Twitter that the Philippines should “maintain a diminished diplomatic presence in Canada until its garbage is ship bound there.”

Locsin added that the recall was triggered by Canada not showing up at a meeting with the Bureau of Customs, as relayed to him by the Department of Finance (DOF).

Currently, 69 out of 103 garbage-filled containers illegally shipped from Canada in 2013 and 2014 remain in the Philippines.  (Editor: Mike U. Frialde)

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