Proudly, we renamed Benham Rise to underscore our possession. It is now officially the Philippine Rise, although there is a bit of awkwardness in using the new designation. A few years ago, the Aquino government decided the South China Sea should be called West Philippine Sea. Hardly anyone uses that designation. It is hard to defy habit, even if only for place names.
Magno, A. (2018, May 17). Benham. The Philippine Star, p. 8.
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