Posts Tagged Benham Rise

Pinay scientist discovers world’s largest caldera in Benham Rise

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 24, 2019

Filipina scientist, Jenny Anne Barretto, along co-authors Ray Wood and John Milsom have discovered what may be the world’s largest caldera located in Benham Rise. The New Zealand-based scientist recently...

Ph Coast Guard launches ‘most modern’ ship for West Philippine Sea patrol

Robie de Guzman   •   July 18, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Coast Guard on Wednesday said its “most modern” patrol ship has been launched by shipbuilder OCEA in France. The PCG said the 83.6-meter long offshore...

Duterte to send off 50 Filipino scientists to Philippine Rise

admin   •   May 8, 2018

  Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said, President Rodrigo Duterte will lead the send-off ceremony for 50 Filipino scientists who will conduct research in Philippine Rise. The President is also set...

PHL continues negotiation with China to rename 5 seamounts in Philippine Rise

admin   •   February 28, 2018

MANILA, Philippines —The illegal entry of China in the Philippine Rise led to the naming of its five underwater sea features. But the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) noted that...

Ex-senator Biazon sees lack of government action over protection of PHL rights in WPS

admin   •   February 19, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — Former Senator Rodolfo Biazon believes everything will be put to waste if the Philippine government fails to defend its previous stance on the issue of the territorial dispute...

China’s naming of PH Rise’s features, wrong-timing — Cayetano

admin   •   February 19, 2018

  MANILA, Philippines —  Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano finds it inappropriate that China named some of the underwater features in the Philippine Rise. He said it...

Some groups suspect secret deal behind permission to China to conduct marine research in Benham Rise

admin   •   January 31, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — Experts do not want a repeat of the events in 2005 when the Philippines had a secret deal with China on a conduct of a joint seismic...

Giving permission to other countries for marine research needs transparency — maritime law expert

admin   •   January 26, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — The government’s approval of China’s request to conduct marine research in the Philippine Rise or Benham Rise has become controversial. Benham Rise is rich in corals, marine...

Benham Rise is now officially called Philippine Rise

UNTV News   •   May 23, 2017

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte officially renamed the Benham Rise undersea region to Philippine Rise through Executive Order (EO )Number 25 which he signed on May 16, 2017. The move...

DENR, BFAR to assess possible areas in Philippine Rise for structure building

UNTV News   •   May 23, 2017

MANILA – The Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) sees no problem in the plan of the Department of Agriculture (DA) to set...


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