Don't be too 'liberal' with Benham Rise
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“There should be no problem for the Philippines over Benham Rise because (1) the Philippines is the sole claimant; and (2) the UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) ruled in 2012 that Benham Rise is part of the Philippines’ Extended Continental Shelf (ECS). It is not Philippine territory – we have no ‘sovereignty’ over it, but we have ‘sovereign rights’ – exclusive rights to explore and exploit the oil, gas, and other natural resources in that undersea plateau…”
Ramos, F. V. (2018, January 27). Don't be too 'liberal' with Benham Rise. Manila Bulletin, p. 12.
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Continental shelves; Exclusive rights; Oil and gas exploration; Oil and gas production; Research; Planning; Governments; Territorial waters; Disputes; United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea; International law; Law of the sea; Exclusive economic zone; International boundaries; Hydrographic surveys; Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS); Benham Rise Development Authority (BRDA); Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA); Lands Management Bureau; United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS); Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA); University of the Philippines Institute of International Legal Studies (UP-IILS); University of the Philippines National Institute for Geological Sciences (UP-NIGS); Department of Maritime Resources and Ocean Affairs (DMROA); Gatchalian, Win; Carandang, Efren; Suarez, Suzette; Santos, Teodoro; Ventura, Diony; Esperon, Jun; Botongbacal, Jay; Angara, Sonny; Batongbacal, Jay; Esperon, Hermogenes Jr.; Duterte, Rodrigo; Roque, Harry
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