The Philippines will pay for shipping the garbage shipments, Panelo added.
The Canadian Embassy in Manila did not respond to a request for comment.
Last month, Duterte threatened Canada with “war” and said he would personally escort the waste containers by sea back to Canada.
Canada said the waste, exported to Manila between 2013 and 2014, was a commercial transaction not backed by its government. It has since offered to take it back and the two countries were in the process of arranging the transfer.
The Philippines has made several diplomatic protests to Canada in the wake of a 2016 court ruling that the garbage be returned.
The consignments were labeled as containing plastics to be recycled in the Philippines, but were filled with domestic waste and electronics.
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