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dc.coverage.spatialBenham Riseen
dc.coverage.spatialPanatag Shoalen
dc.coverage.spatialScarborough Shoalen
dc.identifier.citationBenham rise and sovereign rights. (2017, March 16). The Manila Times, p. A4.en
dc.publisherThe Manila Times Publishing Corporationen
dc.subjectExclusive rightsen
dc.subjectResearch vesselsen
dc.subjectMineral depositsen
dc.subjectTerritorial watersen
dc.subjectUnited Nations Convention on Law of the Seaen
dc.subjectLaw of the seaen
dc.subjectInternational lawen
dc.subjectContinental shelvesen
dc.subjectExclusive economic zoneen
dc.subjectArtificial islandsen
dc.titleBenham rise and sovereign rightsen
dc.citation.journalTitleThe Manila Timesen
local.seafdecaqd.extractPresident Rodrigo Duterte has received brickbats from various quarters for being unruffled at the report of his defense secretary, Delfin Lorenzana, that Chinese survey ships were spotted last year at Benham Rise, an undersea area off the coast of Aurora that is part of the Philippines’ maritime boundaries. The criticisms hint at a lack of basic understanding of the subject matter. Under UNCLOS, the Philippines has the automatic right to a 200-nautical-mile exclusive economic zone beyond its territorial sea, a fact upheld by the July 2016 ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague. To be able to exercise sovereign rights over Benham Rise, however, the Philippines had to seek approval from the UN to declare the area part of its extended continental shelf, which can reach up to 350 nautical miles from the landmass.en
local.subject.personalNameDuterte, Rodrigo
local.subject.personalNameLorenzana, Delfin
local.subject.personalNameCarpio, Antonio
local.subject.corporateNameNational Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA)en
local.subject.corporateNameUnited Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)en
local.subject.corporateNameCommission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS)en
local.subject.corporateNamePermanent Court of Arbitration in The Hagueen

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