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about 2 months ago

A show of patriotism on the day the country commemorated its 119th Independence Day. Some divers went to the Philippine Rise with just one mission: to plant the national flag.

about 2 months ago

The United Nations ruled in 2012 that the underwater plateau, believed to be rich in natural resources, is part of the Philippines' Exclusive Economic Zone.

about 3 months ago

President Rodrigo Duterte signed the executive order to rename Benham Rise to Philippine Rise.

about 3 months ago

Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol led scientists and journalists on an expedition at the resource-rich Benham Rise.

about 3 months ago

The vast and widely untapped area of Benham Rise holds many resources for Filipinos, but Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol says it should be kept as a fishing sanctuary – free from oil and mineral exploration.

about 3 months ago

With the territorial disputes getting traction, the Armed Forces of the Philippines' Northern Luzon Command said now is the time to protect and defend the Benham Rise.

about 4 months ago

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana clarified in a statement that the nine islands in the Kalayaan group of islands in the Spratlys have been "in our possession since long ago," stressing that government troops have been deployed to each of the islands.

about 4 months ago

China says it respects the country's sovereign rights over Benham Rise but it is silent on what exactly its survey ship was doing there early this year.

about 4 months ago

Meanwhile, the DFA says there has been much progress in the drafting of a framework for the code of conduct in an even more contentious body of water - the South China Sea.

about 4 months ago

The country's ambassador to China, Chito Sta. Romana, welcomes the warm relationship between Manila and Beijing.