Groups ask PH gov’t to bring Canadian case to Basel Secretariat

04 August 2015, Seattle, WA/ Manila, Philippines – After the announcement from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) that it will lodge a diplomatic protest with the Canadian government over the illegal waste shipment they sent to the Philippines, environmental watchdogs Basel Action Network (BAN) and BAN Toxics (BT) today called on the DFA and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to alert the Implementation and Compliance Committee (ICC) at the Basel Convention regarding Canada’s negligence to the treaty.

Watchdog groups bring Canadian garbage case to Basel Secretariat

28 July 2015, Seattle, WA/ Manila, Phlippines – While Philippine President Benigno Aquino III delivered his final State of the Nation Address (SONA) yesterday, international watchdog group Basel Action Network (BAN) and environmental justice organization BAN Toxics (BT) submitted the case of the Canadian waste dumping incident to the Basel Convention Secretariat to start the proceedings on Canada’s negligence to its treaty obligation.