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Angara says PH ‘salvation’ lies in Benham Rise near Aurora


Former Senator Edgardo Angara has urged the government to create an environment that would attract the private sector to explore Benham Rise, a wide underwater plateau in the country’s eastern seaboard believed to be rich in gas and minerals.

Posted: July 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Poe urges exploration of Benham Rise

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

It’s about time the government and the University of the Philippines conducted a scientific research on Benham Rise off the eastern coast of Luzon to confirm possible deposits of methane and natural gas, Senator Grace Poe says in a resolution she filed in the Senate recently.

Posted: June 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Army to shift to territorial defense


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

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

Senator Sonny Angara

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 »