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Army to shift to territorial defense

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AFP NOLCOM

The military’s Northern Luzon Command (Nolcom) is shifting its operations from internal security to territorial defense in 2014, focusing on the Luzon coastlines amid disputes over marine boundaries in Southeast Asia, the new Nolcom chief said on Wednesday.

Posted: July 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Angara makes pitch for Apeco

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Former Senator Edgardo Angara. FILE PHOTO

Sen. Edgardo Angara believes the proposed Aurora Pacific Ecozone and Freeport Authority (Apeco) has taken on a regional strategic value following China’s recent announcement of new rules banning foreign vessels from waters it considers its territory in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

Posted: December 23rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Representative Angara supports BFAR study on Benham Rise

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Aurora Rep. Juan Edgardo Angara. Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Aurora Representative Juan Edgardo Angara has expressed support for the government’s plan of looking into opportunities from the Benham Rise which the United Nations has recently declared as part of Philippine territory.

Posted: July 10th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

UN approves PH territorial claim to Benham Rise

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Benham Rise belongs to the Philippines. The United Nations has approved the Philippines’ territorial claim to Benham Rise, an undersea landmass in the Pacific Ocean potentially rich in mineral and natural gas deposits, Environment Secretary Ramon Paje said.

Posted: April 28th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Philippines may soon own vast gas-rich area

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BENHAM’S RICHES The Philippines is the only claimant to 13 million hectares of an undersea region that contains huge natural gas deposits.

The Philippines will gain 13 million hectares in additional territory, an area slightly smaller than Luzon, should the United Nations approve next year the government’s claim on a region off the coast of Isabela and Aurora, Environment Secretary Ramon Jesus Paje said on Monday. Paje said the undersea region, called Benham Rise, could turn the [...]

Posted: August 16th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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