Subic waste ‘dumping’ not VFA covered: (UPDATED) MANILA, Philippines – The alleged dumping of toxic waste on Subic Bay by a US Navy contractor is not covered by the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) signed between the Philippines and the United States, the Palace said on Sunday, November 11.
“From what we understand, the VFA does not yet apply because this particular entity — Glenn Defense Marines Asia — is a third-party corporation, which does not fall under the VFA,” Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte noted in a press briefing.
Those covered by the VFA can invoke the accord to avoid investigation by local authorities.
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