Duterte declares Philippine Rise as marine resource reserve.

DAVAO CITY (May 16) — President Rodrigo Duterte  Tuesday (May 15),  declared the Philippine Rise underseas feature as a marine resource reserve of the country. On the same day, Duterte  led the send off of a team of Filipino scientists who will undertake the Coordinated National Marine Scientific Research Initiatives and Related Activities or CONMIRA …

Duterte’s PH Rise trip ‘symbolic and assertive’: Roque

MANILA — The trip of President Rodrigo R. Duterte to the Philippine Rise (formerly Benham Rise) to send off Filipino scientists who will conduct maritime research is both “symbolic” and “assertive”, his spokesperson said Tuesday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this remark as Duterte is set to lead on May 15 the research team’s send-off …

Duterte to formally kick off maritime research in PH Rise

MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte is set to grace a series of commemorative activities including a send-off ceremony on Tuesday that will formally start the marine science research (MSR) to be performed by the country’s premier scientists in the Philippine Rise. The MSR is the first nationally-coordinated research to be conducted in the undersea …