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Benham Rise Region will be ours!

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    The undersea region, called Benham Rise, will soon be officially under Philippine territory should the United Nations approve in 2012 the government's claim on a region off the coast of Isabela and Aurora.

    According to Environment Secretary Ramon Jesus Paje, Benham Rise could turn the Philippines into a natural gas exporter because of the area's huge methane deposits.

    The presence of large methane deposits in a solid form was confirmed by studies of DENR.

    The government is only awaiting a formal declaration from the UN Convention of the Law of the Sea (Unclos) that Benham Rise is on the country's continental shelf and therefore part of its territory, Paje said.

  • this was an archipelago bago nag melt nung ice age...

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