PH to buy new ships for Benham research, pushes oil hunt
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The government plans to acquire research vessels to explore the disputed South China Sea to assess the potential of Philippine Rise, which is rich in minerals and gas, an official said Tuesday. Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said President Rodrigo Duterte approved the plan during a Cabinet meeting last Monday after saying the exploration of Philippine Rise would be reserved for Filipinos. “The President reiterated that the only right that foreigners can exercise in Philippine Rise is the right to innocent passage,” Roque said.
Barcelo, V. (2018, March 7). PH to buy new ships for Benham research, pushes oil hunt. Manila Standard, pp. A1, A2.
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Ships; Governments; Minerals; Gases; Conferences; Exploration; Natural resources; Research; Submarine cables; Artificial islands; Disputes; Joint ventures; Law of the sea; Surveys; Resources; Exploitation; Legal aspects; Recto Bank; Service Contract 72; University of the Philippines Institute for Maritime Affairs and Law of the Sea; Roque, Harry; Duterte, Rodrigo; Batongbacal, Jay
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