DEFEND BENHAM RISE

 

PHL plans to rename Benham Rise

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Office of the Executive Secretary are now working hand-in-hand to explore a new name for Benham Rise. The DFA…

In Photos: 2 Navy ships from Benham Rise dock at Poro Point

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union — Two large Navy war ships docked at Poro Point pier Thursday after conducting patrols at Benham Rise for several days to check on the…

WPS, Benham Rise issues should be ‘decoupled’ — Gatchalian

MANILA — Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian on Friday said it is clear that China respects Philippine sovereign rights in the Benham Rise but the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) issue…

PN ships to regularly patrol Benham Rise – Lorenzana

MANILA — Philippine Navy (PN) ships will now be a common sight in the 13-million hectare Benham Rise which lies off the Aurora and Isabela coast. Department of National Defense…

Orders of President Duterte to add more patrols in the Benham Rise send strong message to foreign ships

MANILA — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday said after President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered two concerned government agencies to add more patrols in the Benham Rise, the…

China has no right to explore Benham Rise — Carpio

MANILA — Supreme Court (SC) Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio on Wednesday said China cannot conduct oil and gas explorations in Benham Rise which was earlier declared by the United…

DFA: Benham Rise part of Philippines’ EEZ under 2012 UN ruling

MANILA — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday reiterated that Benham Rise is part of the Philippines’ continental shelf and Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). In a press briefing,…

Benham Rise belongs to Filipinos — Malacañang

MANILA — Malacañang on Tuesday asserted that Benham Rise belongs to the Filipino people even as it cited the need for improved capabilities to protect Philippine sovereignty over its territories.…

DND mulls more patrols off Benham Rise

MANILA — To demonstrate Philippine sovereignty and control over Benham Rise, Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is mulling the increase of patrols in the area. The maritime…

Foreign vessels spotted within the Philippines’ Benham Rise–Department of National Defense

MANILA–The Department of National Defense (DND) has reported that foreign vessels were spotted within the Benham Rise, an active undersea region located in the Philippine Sea approximately 250 km east of the northern…