BAN Tox­ics re­minds Duterte on vow over Canada trash

Business World - - THENATION - Jan­ina C. Lim

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.

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