By Gabriel Cardinoza
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.
By TJ Burgonio
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.
By Tonette Orejas
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.
By Norman Bordadora
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).
By Karen Boncocan
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.