Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to "go to war" with Canada if the country doesn’t take back tons of trash a Canadian company had shipped to Manila.
Duterte made threats Tuesday about dozens of shipping containers filled with Canadian household and electronic garbage that has been rotting in a port near Manila for nearly six years. More than 100 of the containers were shipped to Manila by a Canadian company in 2013 and 2014, improperly labelled as plastics for recycling.
Customs inspectors in the Philippines found they actually contained non-recyclable garbage, including soiled adult diapers and kitchen trash. The Philippines has been calling on Canada for years to repatriate its trash.
Duterte often uses bombastic statements. Earlier this month, for instance, he threatened to send his troops on a "suicide mission" if Beijing didn’t lay off a Manila-occupied island in the South China Sea.
soiled：形容詞，髒的，弄髒的。例句：Please change your soiled clothes for clean ones.（請換下你的髒衣物，換些乾淨的。）
repatriate ：動詞，將…遣返／遣送回國。例句：The government repatriated him because he had no visa.（政府將他遣送回國，因為他沒有簽證。）
lay off ：動詞片語，解僱，停止使用，停止活動。例句：I had to lay off the medication to see if that was causing my headaches.（我必須停用這個藥物，以了解它是否導致我的頭痛。）