BAN Toxics reminds Duterte on vow over Canada trash
AN ENVIRONMENTAL group has called on President Rodrigo R. Duterte anew to demand from Canada that it haul back the garbage which it transported and to this day remains at the port of Manila. Nongovernment organization BAN Toxics said Mr. Duterte must initiate the talks with his Canadian counterpart, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, when they meet in Manila during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit next week. “We are waiting on the President to make good on his campaign promise to hold Canada and (Mr.) Trudeau accountable for their trash,” Anna A. Kapunan, BAN Toxics’ Campaign and Advocacy Specialist said in a statement yesterday. “Canadian trash has been rotting in the Port of Manila for several years. (Mr.) Trudeau should take it back with him home to Canada,” Ms. Kapunan added. —
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte and BAN Toxics’ Campaign and Advocacy Specialist Anna A. Kapunan, in this photo taken in Davao where Mr. Duterte was still mayor on Nov. 8, 2015, hold a message to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.