Benham Rise renamed Philippine Rise
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EO 25 stated that the undersea region, previously known as Benham Rise, is located within the Philippine exclusive economic zone and continental shelf. The area is also subject to the sovereign rights and jurisdiction of the Philippines pursuant to the Constitution, national legislation, the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). In the latest presidential order, the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (Namria) has been directed to produce new maps and charts bearing the name “Philippine Rise” to describe the undersea landmass. All government agencies have also been directed to use the new name in all official documents in referring to the region.
Kabiling, G. D. (2017, May 23). Benham Rise renamed Philippine Rise. Manila Bulletin, pp 1, 5.
International organizations; Jurisdiction; Terminology; Mapping; Exclusive economic zone; Continental shelves; Legislation; United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea; Law of the sea; International law; Governments; Financing; Research vessels; Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA); United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS); National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (Namria); Duterte, Rodrigo; Benham, Andrew
- Manila Bulletin