Previously known as the Benham Rise, the Philippine Rise is a natural submarine prolongation of the Luzon Island located 135 miles from the coast of Aurora Province. It is home to a rich marine biodiversity, fishery resources, and may also contain highly valuable minerals.
On May 15-16, 2018, President Rodrigo Duterte is set to visit the Philippine Rise to commemorate its renaming from Benham Rise, and assert the claim of the Philippines on the region.
The Philippine Rise: It’s Ours!
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Posted by 24 Oras on Tuesday, May 15, 2018
source: 24 Oras